English Volunteer Program

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 and is also in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wild animals roam the valleys, eagles soar over the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and pure water streams into rivers from 1,000 glaciers.  Jasper National Park, established in 1907, is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies with 10,878 square kilometers of mountain wilderness. Volunteers learn, do, connect, and celebrate together as they experience the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks; find personal inspiration and connection to nature and each other; explore and contribute to conservation. Volunteers will split their time between Banff and Jasper National Parks.  They will participate in ongoing learning opportunities about Jasper and Banff National Parks through group activities, daily park jobs, and special park events.  Volunteers will also represent the Parks and communicate with park visitors.  They will hike trails and observe, record, and report on trail conditions, wildlife sightings, and ecological indicators. Volunteers will also take part in work on trails, and at day use areas, invasive weed pulls, and clean ups, and perform wildlife fence checks.
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a. Volunteer Placement for 4 weeks in Banff & Jasper National Park
b. Orientation available in Vancouver covering everything you need to know about volunteering and travelling in Canada (optional)
c. One night dorm style accommodation at of your city of arrival (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver)
d. A welcome package (e.g. Volunteer Handbook, articles on park wildlife, etc)
e. 2 day orientation and training in Banff, AB
f. 4 weeks of accommodation (but food is not included)
g. Support from the Volunteer Team Leader in Vancouver while on your project
h.Emergency Contact number
i. Activities and social events in Vancouver and Whistler while studying (if English classes are added)
Minimum age required: 18 years old.
Volunteers must be physically fit, have proper hiking gear and clothing, and able to hike in mountain areas.
You are eligible to this program pending a pre-screening determining your level of English and your level of fitness. 
Overseas Sponsor

The following explains how to be F&J's overseas sponsor. Only for your review.

How to Became a F&J Sponsor?

Thank you for your interest in being a F&J sponsor, please email:info@fjcultureexchange.org

with a brief introduction of your organization if you would like to request partnership.


A. J-1 program is sponsored by the State Council.

B. With highly competitive job market, overseas working experince could highlight your CV.

C. English working environment could practive your oral English efficently.

D. Enhancing your communication skills with international working background.

E. Compared with expensive overseas study, Intern/Trainee could lighten your financial burden to a great extent.

F. Obtain good visa record with J-1 exchange program.

G. Multiple resources achieved when you worked in first-rate enterprises.