Volunteer

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 volunteer opportunities listed further below.

Join us for this unique opportunity to mark our tremendous shared impact over the past year, celebrate our wonderful volunteers, highlight current priorities and discover how YOU can help us make a difference together.

The following 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.

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The 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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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YOUTH NETWORK

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!

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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.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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.

Apply here for this and other volunteer roles or email us with questions.

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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.

 

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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!

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