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.
- 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.
- Following receipt of your form, we will invite you to the next Volunteer Orientation.
- 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).
- 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:
Community Engagement Coordinator
 230-1443 ext 225
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
The focus of the Environmental Education program is to get children interested in our environment, and better understand their impacts on the world around them. If you enjoy working with some enthusiastic members of our community (ages 6-12), and, please take a look at the dates, times and locations below for our upcoming program delivery and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Volunteers who have attended an education orientation are preferred, but hands on learning is fine if you haven’t. A current police record check on file at Green Calgary is required. Carpooling can be coordinated.
- Nov 4th - University Elementary 3035 Utah Drive NW from 8:45 - 11:30 AM - Program being delivered: Destination Conservation workshop
- Nov 5th - Cappy Smart School 5808 Madigan Drive NE from 8:45 - 11:30 AM - Program being delivered: Destination Conservation workshop
- Nov 6th - West Dover School 3113-30th Ave SE from 8:45 - 11:30 AM - Program being delivered: Destination Conservation workshop
- Nov 7th - Mount View Elementary 2004-4th Street NE from 8:45 - 11:30 AM - Program being delivered: Destination Conservation workshop
Nov 21st - Footprints for Learning 102-2926 Kinsview Blvd AIRDRIE from 8:00 - 11:00 am - Program being delivered: Water for Life, Grade 2
Green Calgary Volunteer Orientation Wednesday November 19th
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.
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
If you are interested and available, please respond as soon as possible to Chantal Eves via email - email@example.com or feel free to give her a call with any questions or concerns you may have. 403.230.1443 EXT223
Green Calgary info booth at the Forest Lawn: Landlord and Stakeholder Conference, Saturday November 15th
This is one of the first engagement opportunities in Forest Lawn to introduce Landlords to the Stakeholders in the neighbourhood. The purpose of the conference is as follows:
- Introduce Forest Lawn Landlords to the Stakeholders in the neighborhood
- Motivate landlords to improve properties and learn about the resources, services and benefits in the neighborhood
- Promote the neighborhood of Forest Lawn, capture its beauty and be active in creating community pride
- Contribute in making Forest Lawn an inclusive community where all residents, including tenants, love where they live and feel they can contribute to the vibrancy of the area
Volunteers will actively engage the participants as they browse the community booths at the event.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Volunteers should know Green Calgary’s services so that they can speak to what we do!
WHERE: Forest Lawn Community Association (4020 26 Ave SE)
WHEN: November 15thd, 2014 10am-2pm
RSVP: If you are interested and available, please respond as soon as possible to Chantal Eves via email - firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to give her a call with any questions or concerns you may have. 403.230.1443 EXT223
Kermit the Frog was wrong - it's EASY being GREEN!
FREE Green Calgary Volunteer Event – How to Invest According to Your Conscience
Green Calgary has had Socially Responsible Investment events in the past, but never any that were free to volunteers! Future Values Investments, Ethical Investments and First Calgary Financial will be presenting on what “ethical” investing REALLY is, will dispel myths, and help you learn to manage your money sustainably and invest according to your values. There will be 10 minute presentations per company, and then a panel discussion to answer your questions.
WHERE: Green Calgary office suite 100, 301 14th Street NW
WHEN: Friday November 28th from 12-1pm
WHAT TO BRING: A brown bag lunch and any questions regarding investing “green”
Please note, this is open to Green Calgary volunteers only.