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. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in volunteering with Green Calgary on a part time basis. We will then add your name to the volunteer database and you can simply respond to the opportunities that are of interest to you when emails are sent. This is done on a bi-monthly basis, and you can ask to be removed at any time.
Were you looking to make a greater impact, gain some work experience, and really engage with Calgarians? Do you have frequent daytime or evening, weekday or weekend availability, and are interested in committing to weekly or bi-weekly regular shifts for at least the next 6-months? Then read on and engage the city of Calgary as an Environmental Educator, a Waste Assessor, a Rain Barrel and Composting expert, or as a Healthy Homes volunteer.
- Complete and submit a volunteer application form found HERE.
- Following receipt of your form, we will contact you to arrange an in-person interview.
- Join us for a training session in the program area that best fits your skills, interests and availability (see training dates below in Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities or at right in Program Training & Orientations).
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 have a current police record check, please take a look at the dates, times and locations below for our upcoming program delivery and email email@example.com with your availability.
March 5, 8:45-11:30am at West Dover School, 3113 - 30 Avenue S.E. Calgary. Destination Conservation - Water, grade 3 to 9
March 6, 8:45-11:30am at Career and Technology Centre, 2336-53 Ave S.W. Calgary. Destination Conservation - Energy, grade 3 to 9
March 6, 10:45-11:35am AND 11:40-12:30pm at Terry Fox, 139 Falshire Dr. N.E. Calgary. It's Rain Harvest Time, grade 7 to 9
March 6, 1:15-2:05pm AND 2:10-3:00pm at Terry Fox, 139 Falshire Dr. N.E. Calgary. Clean Green, grade 7 to 9
Green Calgary's Rain Barrel and Compost Sales Events!
If you are looking for some easy ways to volunteer with Green Calgary - you just found it! The Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales would be a great place to start and are the easiest to jump into as there is no experience required, other than a desire to help your fellow Calgarians get their GREEN on!
These Community Sales will be taking place from 9am-1pm in communities all over the City from May until August 2014, Saturdays only. Here are the dates and locations where we need volunteers:
• 26-April - London Drugs - London Towne Square 3545 32 Ave NE
• 3-May - RONA Crowfoot 90 Crowfoot Way NW
• 10-May - IKEA 8000 11 St SE
• 24-May - First Calgary Financial Shawnessy Suite 110-70 Shawville Blvd SE
• 31-May - First Calgary Financial TransCanada 510 – 16 Ave. NE
• 7-June - First Calgary Financial Oakridge 70 2580 Southland Dr SW
• 21-June - London Drugs Brentwood 3630 Brentwood Rd NW
• 19-July - First Calgary Financial South Trail Suite 400-4915 130 Ave SE
• 26-July - First Calgary Financial Beddington 8220 Centre St NE
• 9-August - First Calgary Financial Coventry Hills Suite 500-130 Country Village Rd
• 16-August - London Drugs Royal Oak 8888 Country Hills Blvd NW
There will be volunteer training and orientations provided prior to the events so that everyone feels well-equipped to play a knowledgeable role in support of these fundraisers. These will be held at the Green Calgary Offices at 100-301 14 St NW. The dates scheduled for these are:
Wednesday April 16th from 6pm to 7pm
Thursday April 24th from 6pm to 7pm
Monday June 2nd from 6pm to 7pm
Thursday June 5th from 6pm to 7pm
All you need to do is let firstname.lastname@example.org know what orientation you’d like to attend and what sale dates you can join us as a volunteer.
Volunteer & Member Film Night
Green Calgary is going to be tackling a number of water related issues in 2014, such as our Depave Paradise projects, offering free tours to the local water treatment facilities to find out exactly what goes into (and comes out of ) our water supply, etc. and we felt a movie on the impacts of water and living downstream from industry effects our health.
Film to be shown: Living Downstream is a 2010 feature-length true documentary based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.
This evening is FREE to Green Calgary Volunteers and Members. Organic popcorn - with REAL butter, and drinks will be served, lively discussions will take place, and the opportunity to meet like-minded folks will be had.
Tickets are free but are a limited quantity of 15 due to space limitations at the Green Calgary offices (where the film will be shown). Volunteers and members are welcome to bring a guest, but please consider making a donation on their behalf for attendance. For more details and to reserve your tickets please go HERE
When: Wednesday March 12th, 6-8pm
Where: Green Calgary offices #100, 301 14th Street NW. Entrance is on 2nd Ave.
The 2014 Horticultural Garden Show at Spruce Meadows
Are you enthusiastic about composters? Passionate about rain barrels? Want to share your experience and knowledge with folks and get into the 2014 Horticultural Show for FREE? Then join us as a volunteer!
Green Calgary has a booth at the Hort Show on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 where we be selling composters and other green yard supplies. Volunteers will be talking about composting, rainwater harvesting and spreading the word about Green Calgary and upcoming events.
Here’s what we need:
Day 1. Saturday, April 12
8:45 am - 1:00 pm 3 volunteers
12:45 pm - 5:15 pm 2 volunteers
Day 2. Sunday, April 13
8:45 am - 1:00 pm 3 volunteers
12:45 pm - 5:15 pm 2 volunteers
If you are interested in helping us with this event, please email email@example.com
Pallet Gardening workshop in May
Green Calgary is working on a partnership with The Arusha Centre to put together a pallet making workshop at the containR in Sunnyside site, and we are looking for a volunteer to take this on as their own project. We’re looking for someone who can coordinate supplies (mostly sourced already), and manage volunteers, participants other community partners, and is also handy with some power tools! If you’re interested in helping people grow their own food, and have a desire to help out in the community and use that sparkly new power saw you got for Christmas, then this could be a gem of an opportunity for you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Date TBD and is determined by current bookings of the space and your schedule!