Green Calgary

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers extend Green Calgary’s reach in the Community!

Our volunteers provide the passion and enthusiasm that enables Green Calgary to empower Calgarians to create healthy homes and communities.

Skilled and committed volunteers represent Green Calgary at public events, provide administrative assistance, facilitate environmental education presentations, provide IT support, research and write for our different programs, and help out with annual celebrations and fundraisers.

Green Calgary's timely and effective programs support Calgarians of all ages in the creation of an environmentally clean and healthy community. Our roster of programs is a dynamic one, with new programs being added and existing programs expanded as the environmental needs and interests of Calgarians evolve. All of the Green Calgary programs rely on vibrant volunteers.

The amazing benefits of volunteering with Green Calgary include:

  • Making a difference!
  • Encouraging Calgarians to live sustainably.
  • Increasing your own Environmental stewardship.
  • Developing your knowledge and skills and sharing these with others.
  • Meeting community members with similar interests and values.
  • Having a great time!

Does this appeal to YOU?

If you'd like to share your unique gifts to support Calgarians in leading healthier, more vibrant, more environmentally sustainable lives, read on!


STEPS TO BECOMING A GREEN CALGARY VOLUNTEER

We're always looking for volunteers who can offer any amount of time to Green Calgary - once a week, a single evening, or somewhere in between. Just join us when you have time available, on your own schedule. 

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form found HERE. Be sure to provide consent as Green Calgary will not be able to send you emails regarding volunteer opportunities, invitations to events, or newsletters without it. 
  2. Following receipt of your form, we will invite you to the next Volunteer Orientation.
  3. We will add your name to the volunteer database and you can respond to the opportunities that are of interest to you. Volunteer Opportunity Emails are done on a monthly basis (you can ask to be removed at any time).
  4. Occasionally we have training sessions for specific program areas. Feel free to sign up for those that best fits your skills, interests and availability. 

NOTE: Volunteer opportunities are open to residents of Calgary (and surrounding municipalities.) and for ages 18+ only. For opportunities outside of Calgary, AB or for youth opportunities please visit Volunteer Alberta or  Volunteer Canada.


For more information on how you, your family, your friends, or your business can volunteer with the Green Calgary for community events, fundraisers and more, please contact:

Lynn MacCallum
Community Engagement Coordinator

[403] 230-1443 ext 225
lynn@greencalgary.org


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Waste Audits in October - Honorariums Offered!

The Green Workplace team has some waste assessments in October, and we are able to provide our volunteers with an honorarium for their work. Volunteers will receive $50 per shift, with ½ hour lunch breaks. Steel toed boots are required, but we do have some extras at the office if you don’t own a pair. Please specify when you apply for the job. No previous experience is necessary and we promise you an interesting and informative day in the field!

We are in need 2 volunteers for the following dates:

  • October 22nd from approximately 9 AM until approximately 4 PM (downtown Calgary)
  • October 23rd from approximately 9 AM until approximately 4 PM (downtown Calgary)

We are in need 5 volunteers for the following date:

  • October 17th from approximately 9 AM until approximately 4 PM (South Calgary)

The purpose of these assessments is to investigate what types of waste is being produced in businesses in our community and to assist these businesses in reducing, reusing and recycling better than ever before. If you would like to lend a hand to a worthwhile and fun program contact laurenm@greencalgary.org.


Green Calgary Volunteer Orientation Tuesday October 21st

Green Calgary will be having an orientation for NEW volunteers at our offices at suite 100, 301 14th Street NW from 6-7:30pm. If you are interested in learning more about Green Calgary programs and how you can get involved, please join us! You can RSVP here http://doodle.com/6e32dxrfbyxe3uq7 . 


 Green Cleaning booth at My Society Event October 23rd, 2014

My Society Calgary is a ladies powerful social circle making positive change to their worlds from the inside - out!” Green Calgary is participating in this event to raise awareness about the importance of using non-toxic cleaning products. Volunteers will be helping sell products and aiding participants in making their own non-toxic all purpose cleaner.

Volunteers who are familiar with and passionate about non-toxic cleaning are ideal.

  • WHERE: Pinebrook Golf and Country Club
  • WHEN: October 23rd, 2014, 6pm – 11pm

RSVP: If you are interested and available, please respond as soon as possible to Chantal Eves via email - chantal@greencalgary.org or feel free to give her a call at 403.230.1443 EXT223. If transportation is a barrier to you volunteering, we can arrange assistance in getting you to and/or from the event. Please just let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to help you out! 


Green Cleaning booth at Marda Loop Justice Film Festival November 23rd, 2014

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival is a documentary film festival and a hub of global citizen engagement promoting understanding of justice issues and advocating for the wellbeing of local and global neighbours. Green Calgary is participating in this event to raise awareness about the importance of using non-toxic cleaning products. Volunteers will be helping sell products and educating attendees on alternatives to conventional chemical cleaning products. Volunteers who are familiar with and passionate about non-toxic cleaning are ideal. 
 
WHERE: River Park Church Auditorium, 3818 - 14A St. SW, Calgary
WHEN: November 23rd, 2014 from 7pm – 11pm 
 
http://www.justicefilmfestival.ca/index.php/loc%7Cmardaloop
 
If you are interested and available, please respond as soon as possible to Chantal Eves via email - chantal@greencalgary.org or feel free to give her a call with any questions or concerns you may have. 403.230.1443 EXT223