Volunteer

discover current VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

        

Join us in making a difference to protect local nature and to create a cleaner, greener more environmentally responsible Burlington. 

Our rewarding volunteer offerings include serving as outreach and waste ambassadors at local events and festivals, assistance with habitat stewardship projects, help at City tree giveaways, and other impactful activities to support the community and help the planet locally.   

Please join our volunteer mailing list by completing our handy sign up form.

And if you’re 14-24 years of age, be sure to get involved with our popular BGYN (BurlingtonGreen Youth Network).

We can’t wait to see you!

Not on our e-news list yet? Stay up to date with upcoming volunteer opportunities by signing up to receive our popular monthly e-newsletter!

Questions? Please reach out to us.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Please note that BurlingtonGreen volunteer opportunities are available to those 14+ years of age. A completed, signed and returned BurlingtonGreen waiver is required before volunteering with us.

JOIN OUR WASTE AMBASSADORS CREW!

Help the community divert waste at local festivals and events

Volunteer as a Waste Diversion Ambassador! We start July 1st at the City of Burlington’s Annual Canada Day Festival and green various events throughout the year. We can really use YOUR help so sign up to participate today.

You’ll receive waste diversion training and volunteer hours while experiencing the rewarding opportunity to help educate hundreds of festival-goers, making sure as little waste as possible is sent to landfill.

JOIN OUR BEACH OUTREACH & ACTION TEAM!

We are excited to offer this rewarding opportunity to accompany our team members providing information, resources and educational, hands-on activities at the Burlington Beach this summer. If you enjoy working outdoors, speaking with the community, and helping out with a variety of tasks then this may be the perfect volunteer you’ve been looking for!

Please note that the community’s health and safety is of utmost importance to us, please follow Halton COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure your personal safety and those around you prior to joining us for volunteer activities.
BurlingtonGreen is a mask-friendly space and encourages masks at our activities. 
 

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sHINING STARS!

There are many ways individuals, groups and businesses are making a positive difference right here in Burlington. Get inspired by checking out out our community spotlights. 

And BurlingtonGreen is thrilled to recognize our amazing volunteers for very special awards.

Their dedication and passion caring for the environment and well-being of the community shone through, even during the challenging year due to the pandemic. We are tremendously fortunate and grateful for their many valued contributions as we work together to protect nature, mitigate climate change, and to create a healthier, more environmentally responsible Burlington.

Congratulations to the following 2022 nominees and recipients:

Tess Christie – BurlingtonGreen Board Member, recipient of Minister Gould’s Volunteer Appreciation Award 2022

Brian Ellis – BurlingtonGreen Board Member and Corporate Secretary, nominated for Volunteer Halton’s Cheers to Volunteers Awards 2022

Victoria De Iuliis – BurlingtonGreen Youth Network volunteer, recipient of Minister Gould’s Volunteer Appreciation Award 2022

Scott Kirby – BurlingtonGreen Advocacy Team volunteer and Burlington Community Climate Action Hub Founding member, nominated for Volunteer Halton’s Cheers to Volunteers Awards 2022

Ken Lowe – BurlingtonGreen Board Member, nominated for Volunteer Halton’s Cheers to Volunteers Awards 2022

Saihaj Shoker – BurlingtonGreen Youth Network volunteer, nominated for Volunteer Halton’s Cheers to Volunteers Awards 2022

Dave Tourchin – BurlingtonGreen Nature-Friendly Burlington volunteer providing “Dave’s Feathered Friends”, nominated for Volunteer Halton’s Cheers to Volunteers Awards 2022

And congratulations to the following 2021 nominees and recipients:

 

Jacklyn Cunningham – BurlingtonGreen Youth Network volunteer, nominated for an Ontario Volunteer Service Award

Jane Jenner – BurlingtonGreen Advocacy Team volunteer, nominated for an Ontario Volunteer Service Award

Nicole Mark – BurlingtonGreen President of the Board, recipient of Minister Gould’s Volunteer Appreciation Award

Anna Pautler – BurlingtonGreen Advocacy Team volunteer, nominated for the Halton Volunteer Impact Award

Lisbeth Spahn – BurlingtonGreen Youth Network member, recipient of Minister Gould’s Volunteer Appreciation Award

Haidi Wu – BurlingtonGreen Youth Network volunteer, nominated for an Ontario Volunteer Service Award

We are tremendously grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers. Together we truly do make a difference!

 
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BurlingtonGreen’s work with volunteers and the community is possible with financial support from the community. Thank you to everyone who has donated to protect local nature, amplify local voices and empower local youth – for a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future together!

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH AND SAFETY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US.
PLEASE FOLLOW COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND THOSE AROUND YOU PRIOR TO CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ECO-ACTIVITIES OR TIPS SHARED BY BURLINGTONGREEN.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!