Volunteer

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

        

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

Check out the current volunteer opportunities below.

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.

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. 
 

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.

Some of our wonderful Directors are wrapping up their terms serving on our Board and so we are thrilled to announce that we have multiple openings NOW!

If you live or work in the Burlington or Halton area and are searching for that ideal, rewarding volunteer opportunity to align your passion for the planet with a commitment to support the local community, then you very well may have found what you’re looking for right here at BurlingtonGreen.

Our Board of Directors is a collaborative welcoming team of dedicated individuals, each contributing to make a difference for a cleaner, greener, more environmentally responsible Burlington. 

We are seeking new, enthusiastic individuals to join our leadership team and we’re especially keen to receive inquiries from Indigenous and youth leaders, social entrepreneurs and those with legal, HR and fundraising experience.  

The annual time commitment is approximately 100 hours, including Board meetings and
committee work. Directors serve for a one-year renewable term, with a commitment to
an initial 3 year contribution.

As a member of the BG Board, you will take part in the following:

Help steer BG to help the community to meet the critical challenges and opportunities of the climate and ecological crises

• Contribute by bringing your unique voice, professional and lived experience to the leadership
table

• Help guide the long-term strategic plan, annual budget and performance targets

• Monitor financial performance, progress against goals/objectives, and policy compliance including oversight and annual review of the Executive Director

Board members are expected to:

• Attend Board meetings and participate in Board activities

• Collaborate on decisions to build the collective impact and further BG’s mission

• Help to maintain constructive group process and excellence in governance

• Undertake additional special responsibilities, including serving on Board committees and participate in BG events and activities.

BG is committed to creating a workforce and governing board that reflects the diversity
of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals,
including applicants from all cultures and backgrounds, racialized communities, diverse
sexual and gender identities, and physical or mental abilities. We are committed to a
selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. We also
encourage applicants to self-identify if they wish to do so.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send an email of interest to Gloria Reid (BG Board Past President)

 

More opportunites to get involved:

 

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!