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

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Option #1

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 lynn@greencalgary.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.

Option #2

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.

  1. Complete and submit a volunteer application form found HERE.
  2. Following receipt of your form, we will contact you to arrange an in-person interview.
  3. 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).

NOTE: Volunteer opportunities are open to residents of Calgary (and surrounding municipalities) only. For opportunities outside of Calgary, AB 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 

 

Live Tunes, Good People, Fun Times

Now that I’ve got your attention we have an opportunity for some lovely volunteers to work in exchange for some fun and lively Latino tunes. Our Event Greening Program is looking for volunteers to join our green team and help with manning waste sorting stations at Expo Latino.

The work isn’t hard it’s just educating visitors on what materials go in what bins and ensuring they do the ‘right thing’ by placing organics in the organics bin and so on. No experience necessary, a brief training session will be held a few days prior to the event (Exact date TBA) to be sure you are confident in your task!  You will be paired up with another volunteer so you’ll be in good company and there will be shifts so you’ll have time to enjoy the festival.

The festival does run for three days and we wouldn’t expect you to work the entire event but if you are interested just let us know the day(s) and time(s) you are available and we can work out a schedule. The festival runs from Aug 22 6pm-11pm, Aug 23 11am-11pm, and Aug 24 11am-9pm. If you would like to lend a hand to a worthwhile and fun program contact either laurenm@greencalgary.org or tracy@greencalgary.org.


HSCA & Horticultural Society Harvest Fair on Wednesday October 1st

Green Calgary has partnered with two of our favorite groups – Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) and the Horticultural Society to bring you an old fashioned harvest fair! This is a fun event where judges pick the tastiest jams, pies and pickles, award the biggest pumpkins and zucchini, and much more! There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer, and it can be as simple as putting up a poster at your office!

Volunteer shifts are below, start and ends times are flexible too, can you do a back to back shift – that’s great too – just let us know! Please email lynn@greencalgary.org if you can help out.

Every Wednesday in September - Sept 3rd, Sept 10th, Sept 17th and Sept 24th 2:30-5:00 or 5:00-7:30pm - Handing out event mini-flyers at the HSCA Farmers Market 

Sept 1-30th – Putting up posters, handbills at orgs/businesses in any of the quadrants NW, SW, NE, SE - 6 volunteers are needed per quadrant. We will supply the drop off list of businesses, but feel free to add to the list

TUESDAY SEPT 30TH – day before the event!      

4pm-7pm (4:30 opening for submissions) set-up, receive entries, help w/ weighing BIGGEST categories - 3 volunteers needed

6:30pm-9pm (8:30 closing) receive entries, help w/ weighing BIGGEST categories, storing entries in safe room/fridge - 3 volunteers needed                        

WEDNESDAY OCT 1ST – day of the event!            

10:30AM-2:00PM - set up tables, display entries, receive new entries - 3 volunteers

2:00PM - 5:30PM - assist judges - 4 volunteers

2:30pm-5:00pm or 5:00-7:30pm - Monitor visitors, greeting, exit surveys, take down - 2 volunteers per shift

2:30pm-5:00pm or 5:00-7:30pm - Town Criers (get out into the market and drive in foot traffic)/ Give Back Entries / Take Down - 2 volunteers per shift

3-5pm or 5-7pm - Social Media: someone to live tweet, take photos and post on FB - 1 volunteer per shift

3-5pm or 5-7pm - Photographer - 1 volunteer per shift