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

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

 

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 in communities all over the City from May until August 2014, mostly on Saturdays, but some weekdays too. Here are the dates and locations where we need volunteers:

SATURDAYS ONLY 7:30am to 1:30pm

•    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

WEEKDAYS - TIMES/DAYS VARY

  • May 13th - Bentall Kennedy North Hill Mall 4-6pm
  • May 20th - Bentall Kennedy Deerfoot Atria  4-6pm
  • May 22nd - City of Calgary Water Centre  4-6pm
  • May 27th - Bentall Kennedy  Foothills 4-6pm
  • May 28th - HSCA Farmers Market Booth 4-7pm (Education and selling only, no rain barrels)
  • June 3rd - Bental Kennedy Livingston Place Parkade 4-6pm
  • June 11th - HSCA Community Centre  4-6pm

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:

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 lynn@greencalgary.org know what orientation you’d like to attend and what sale dates you can join us as a volunteer.

If you work for a company you think would be interested in offering a rain barrel and composter sale to staff let us know! Contact louise@greencalgary.org for more details or to set up a sale.