What Can I do as a Volunteer?

There are many types of jobs to get involved in, from helping out at an event to joining an action committee! Depending on your interest and capacity, you can choose the level of involvement that you want to commit to.

 

  1. Join our mailing list

We send out our newsletter weekly. Keep up to date on our projects, upcoming events, and interesting news. This is a great way to keep up to date on current and upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Sign up for our newsletter by visiting our newsletter signup page.

 

  1. Become a Member

Members are people who support Ecology North simply by paying a due and adding their name to the list. This may not sound like much but it’s actually very important for us. When we apply for contracts of grants it is important for us to demonstrate that we represent the interests of others besides ourselves. Having a large number of members is one way to do this. The more members we have and the more active those members are, the stronger we appear as an organization.

To become a member, visit our membership registration page, email admin@ecologynorth.ca, or drop by our office in the yellow house at 5013 51 Street.

 

  1. One-time opportunities

If you are looking for a shorter time commitment, consider signing up for a single event. These events would include smaller tasks that assist our project staff such as: design and/or distribute an event poster, help at a fundraiser, make phone calls, helping with dish service at Folk on the Rocks and the fish fry. coordinate volunteers, assist a set up/take down, send a letter, take photographs, do some research for a particular topic, organize a bird walk, help out at an Earth Week event, organize a movie night, etc.

 

  1. Specialized Skill

Do you have a special skill that you would like to put to work for us? Ie- baking, photography, knitting, gardening, carpentry, video, and graphic design? Are you a musician, writer, business owner, lawyer, filmmaker, plumber, or accountant who would like to help us out pro bono? Let us know! Email Jenn at admin@ecologynorth.ca

 

  1. Longer-term opportunities

We have volunteer opportunities available that require a longer time commitment and more responsibilty. This could include tasks such as facilitating a workshop, organizing an event or fundraiser, organize a movie night and have a donation jar, getting involved in a project, etc

 

  1. Action Committee Member

Our action areas have a team or committee of volunteers that meet each month to work on specific environmental issues. If you are passionate about a specific cause, this would be a great way to get involved!

Some of the program committees include:

  • Earth Week
  • Natural History
  • Transportation Issues
  • Sustainable YK
  • Eco-Home
  • Film Nights
  • Climate Change
  • Northern Waters

Interested in a committee that isn't listed here? Start one up! Email admin@ecologynorth.ca.

 

  1. Board of Directors

Ecology North is governed by a group of volunteer Board of Directors. The Board provides high level guidance for the organization. Board members also take an active role in organizing, promoting, and staffing Ecology North events. The board meets once every three weeks.
For more information about our Board of Directors, click here.

If you are interested in joining the Board, please let us know! We welcome your expression of interest at any time. Please email Jenn at admin@ecologynorth.ca