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Community Climate Ambassador Kamloops

Climate action outreach

Position: Climate Ambassador

Location: Kamloops

Hours: 35 hours per week

Date Range: May to September, must be flexible with working on weekends and evenings 
Compensation and benefits: $19.14 per hour (with an additional 4% vacation pay) + certifications, and training.

Youth Climate Corps is working with the City of Kamloops to deliver meaningful and tangible climate action in Kamloops. Be part of the solution, make a living wage, build leadership skills and engage in career training in the low-carbon sector. 


This project will mainly focus on the “Climate Friendly Homes Program,” which is a collaboration with the City of Kamloops and involves conducting home assessments with residents to identify opportunities to reduce their emissions and improve the climate resiliency of their homes. 

The Community Climate Ambassadors will meet the residents in their homes and complete an assessment and provide recommendations on the following: 

  • energy efficiency 

  • opportunities to reduce heating costs 

  • how to make the home more comfortable in the summer and winter 

  • improve the homes' resiliency to wildfires 

  • rebates and incentives that are available to the residents 

  • improve the biodiversity in the outdoor areas of the home (if relevant) 

There will also be opportunities to work on other local food security and community climate action projects. 

The Community Climate Ambassadors will work as part of a team and have numerous opportunities for climate action development in Kamloops, networking and mentorship. 



Youth Climate Corps is a youth-led climate action program that delivers tangible community benefits at the local level while generating momentum for a just and sustainable future across Canada. We provide young people with opportunities to make a difference in their communities while earning wages and developing skills that will prepare them for meaningful future work and engaged citizenship. Through our programs, young people will gain skills and training in climate careers, such as power-tool training, ecosystem restoration, taking fossil fuels out of buildings, supporting active transportation, and supporting vulnerable people through climate events. Our vision is about building young leaders who can communicate, collaborate, navigate barriers, and build capacity by embracing challenges as an opportunity to grow and learn. In the YCC, young people can improve their own lives while becoming part of something bigger than themselves. The Kamloops YCC program is a collaboration with the City of Kamloops, BC Hydro and other community partners. 


YCC decisions are informed by these core values: 

  • Youth leadership: While older people have important contributions to make, solutions to the climate crisis must be shaped by those who will live the outcomes. We ensure youth perspectives are at the decision-making table. 

  • Community focus: We are a national initiative that operates locally through projects identified as community priorities by residents and leaders. 

  • Inclusion and connection: We understand climate change as deeply related to justice and oppression, so we strive to design programming to specifically address systemic issues, amplifying the leadership of marginalized people, and supporting Indigenous sovereignty leadership, as well as internally ensuring our workplace to be a safe and justice-seeking space. 

  • Innovative problem solving: We strive to make unique contributions to the 

  • Canadian climate movement and local communities by tackling important but neglected work, or facing barriers. 

  • Grounding in ecology and climate science: Our initiatives are guided by the best current science and strive to preserve and enhance the resilience and health of natural ecosystems alongside human needs. 

Climate Ambassador Role

We are seeking passionate, motivated, and empathetic individuals, driven to take meaningful climate action in their community. By engaging with residents, Youth Climate Corps and local government staff, representatives of the building and trades sector plus other organizations, you will gain the knowledge, skills and training necessary to advance climate-resilient communities. 

With support and direction from the Kamloops YCC Coordinator, crew members will: 


  • Serve as an ambassador for Youth Climate Corps and the City of Kamloops to educate the public about local climate plans and programs and other efforts to advance the City’s climate goals

  • Developing facilitation and collaboration skills, bringing diverse people together to find collective solutions 

  • Learning to listen and communicate compassionately to community members about the climate crisis and local solutions 

  • Participate enthusiastically and professionally in introductory and ongoing training and learning activities (both general and project specific) 

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with fellow crew members and external partners to complete projects at a high standard of quality 

  • Support the YCC team in producing and sharing communications content to tell the story of our work through multiple channels 

Climate Ambassador Requirements/Key Attributes

  • Works to uphold and create a positive and inclusive work environment 

  • Motivation to be part of solutions to climate change 

  • Passion for community building 

  • Willingness to engage others in climate action 

  • Adaptable and adventurous attitude 

  • Experience working independently 

  • Previous familiarity or experience with climate action or in climate-related fields is an asset but not a requirement 


Familiarity with climate change, climate action, and anti-oppressive justice work and related fields such as food security, systemic inequality, energy, forestry, ecology, extractive capitalism, and others is an asset. 


  • As a condition of funding partnerships, applicants must: 

  • Be between 17 - 30 years of age 

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada 

  • Be living or willing to relocate to Kamloops 

  • Willing to complete a criminal record check 

  • Holding a BC Class 5 Drivers license is an asset but not a requirement 


YCC is committed to equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and work environment. We encourage women, people of colour, people of Indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2+ individuals to apply for this position. We strive to ensure that YCC is a safe place and continually deepen our commitment to anti-oppressive operations within YCC. 

No ‘formal’ post-secondary education is required, as we recognize that ‘formal’ education at colleges and universities is just one version of many types of meaningful education. 

Please send your cover letter or short video (please no longer than 5 minutes) and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you are a good fit to


Please apply before April 7th. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Youth Climate Corps will be hosting a webinar about this position on April 12th, 2023; subscribe here.

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