Learn about our fun and rewarding 2023 volunteer opportunities at our Information Session on March 21st (via Zoom). 

Join us in making a difference to protect local nature and to create a cleaner, greener more environmentally responsible Burlington. Explore the various opportunities listed below.

The opportunities are also eligible for high school volunteer hours (restrictions may apply).


Do you love creating social media content that gets attention?

Looking for a rewarding and impactful volunteer opportunity that helps the planet locally by sharing content that’s seen by thousands? Then we may have the rewarding volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Required: a passion for the environment and living green, familiarity with social media platforms, proficiency with written conversational English, a commitment to 5-10 hours per month.

Assets: professional social media marketing experience, familiarity with Hootsuite and Canva, graphics and/or video editing skills, environmental or nature knowledge

Let’s get creative together!

Apply here for any volunteer role or email us with questions.





Do you enjoy online research?

Passionate about helping the community take action for positive change?

You can help keep our resources and programs current and impactful!

We are looking for a few energetic and passionate community volunteers to do small and large online research projects, such as reviewing and updating our web resources, creating content for new online resources, sourcing products and services such as native seeds, sustainable products for event greening, lists of potential project partners, and more. 

Projects can be done remotely and for many projects, you can work at your own pace. 

Required: passion for green living, proficiency with written conversational English, internet connection and web research skills (or willingness to learn on your own), accuracy and attention to detail.

Assets: environmental education, career, or career interest; prior related experience, familiarity with Google Suite (Google docs, Google sheets)

Apply here for any volunteer role or email us with questions.




Looking for a Co-op Placement?

BG welcomes students with a passion for the environment and a variety of skills to join us for Co-op Placements. 

Ideal candidates can work independently, learn quickly, are comfortable interacting with the public, and have writing, social media and online research skills.

Apply here for any volunteer role or  email us with questions.





If you enjoy speaking with the community, working outdoors, and helping out with a variety of tasks then this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for! 

We are looking for a small diverse team to accompany our team members providing information, resources and educational, hands-on activities at our Burlington Beach Eco Hub and other locations, primarily in late Spring, Summer and early Fall.

This opportunity is suitable for adults of all ages, and for post-secondary and older high school students with communication skills, lots of energy, reliability, passion for the environment, responsibility and a willingness to learn. Formal related experience or education is not required.

If you are selected for this opportunity, we will ask you to commit to a schedule of weekday and/or weekend shifts for a two-month period. Training will be provided.

Apply here for any volunteer role or email us with questions.





Help attendees at local festivals and events get their waste into the correct containers. Most opportunities are outdoors in the Summer and Fall.

Join our Volunteer email list to receive occasional alerts of this and other volunteer opportunities.

Please also complete our short application form for this or any volunteer role.



On April 22nd, we’ll need a small volunteer crew at our Community Tree Planting to help with set up, take down, and other tasks. Join our Volunteer email list to receive alerts of this and other opportunities. And please  complete our short application form for this or any volunteer role.

Additional volunteers are needed to create nature-themed art and cards for older adults who may be feeling lonely. Learn more about our self-guided Age to Age Nature Friends program. A great group or at-home activity to connect vulnerable community members to the benefits of nature. No application is required for this self-guided activity. Contact us for information.




Help collect electronic and other select items for our popular Zero Waste Drop-Off events each Spring and Fall. Next Drop-Off event: May 13th.

Help with set up, take down, welcoming community members ensuring a pleasant visit, providing directions, unloading, carrying and sorting electronic and other items, other tasks as needed.

You’ll be helping the planet and protecting people and nature from toxic substances while contributing to the circular economy.

Join our Volunteer news mailing list to receive alerts about this and other opportunities. Complete our short application form for this and other volunteer roles.

P.S. We invite the entire community to gather and bring their items to our Drop-Off events, including the opportunity to increase your impact (and raise more funds for our environmental work) by organizing an e-waste collection in your school, work, clubs, faith community or neighbourhood. The more items we collect, the more funds we raise to support our work throughout the year! Learn more here.




Our Youth Network (ages 14-24) connects you to volunteer opportunities with BG and other community groups, as well as monthly meetings (online and in-person), hikes, clean ups, invasive plant removals, social media and research opportunities, guest speakers, and more!



Please note that many BurlingtonGreen volunteer opportunities are available to those 14+ years of age. And a signed BurlingtonGreen waiver is required before most volunteer opportunities.

Questions? Please reach out 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 welcomes masks at our activities.  

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!