discover rewarding VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
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).
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.
Please also complete our short application form for this or any volunteer role.
LITTER CLEAN UPS
Litter Clean Ups
Join with thousands of 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 volunteer hours.
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.
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.
ZERO WASTE EVENTS CREW
Help collect electronic and other select items for our popular Zero Waste Drop-Off events each Spring and Fall. Next Drop-Off event: Oct 21.
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.
Use our handy Zero Waste Volunteer Support Crew sign up form to request a shift at our May 13th event.
For notice of other upcoming volunteer opportunities, sign up for our Volunteer news email list.
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!
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!