discover rewarding VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
The opportunities are also eligible for high school volunteer hours (restrictions may apply).
LITTER CLEAN UPS
Join with 12,000+ community members cleaning up litter across Burlington March through October. Find all the information for this self-guided activity on our Clean Up Green Up program page.
Great for schools, workplace teams, neighbourhoods, faith and other community groups. Eligible for high school volunteer hours.
New in 2023:
Burlington Butt Blitz for participants over the age of 19, is an opportunity to help achieve a goal of collecting 1 million cigarette butts nationally with our friends at A Greener Future
Double your impact! Participate in the Litter League Challenge, raising funds to help power BurlingtonGreen’s work all year long, while having fun cleaning up litter in the community! We would love for you to take part. Details here.
ZERO WASTE EVENTS
Help the planet and protect people and nature from toxic substances while contributing to the circular economy, when you participate in our popular Zero Waste Drop-Off events each Spring and Fall.
Organize a mini-collection with your friends, co-workers, neighbourhood, school, club or community group. Bonus! The more items we collect, the more funds we raise to support our work throughout the year! Contact Sue for tips and more information about this opportunity.
As part of the event day support crew you’ll help with set up, take down, welcoming community members ensuring a pleasant visit, providing directions, unloading, carrying and sorting electronic and other items, and other tasks as needed. Eligible for high school volunteer hours. For notice of upcoming volunteer opportunities, sign up for our Volunteer news email list.
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!
EVENT GREENING AMBASSADORS
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.
If you enjoy speaking with the community, working outdoors, and helping out with a variety of tasks, consider volunteering to provide information, resources and educational, hands-on activities to community members at our Burlington Beach Eco Hub and other locations, primarily in late Spring, Summer and early Fall.
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.
Our next intake will start in early Spring 2024.
TREE PLANTING & CARE
Community members of all ages join us in the Spring for our popular hands-on Community Tree Planting, where we plant 500 trees in a local park, and also in our Fall Tree Loving Care event to care for the formerly planted trees.
To receive the registration link for our next tree planting and care events, be sure to subscribe to our monthly Eco News and follow us on social media. These activities are eligible for high school volunteer hours.
We also rely on a small crew of volunteers to support this event, lifting and moving trees in pots, helping with event set up and other tasks. Notice will be sent to those on the email lists for Youth Network and volunteer opportunity updates.
Stay informed on all BurlingtonGreen news, events, activities and resources: sign up for our monthly Eco-News.
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!