Current Volunteer Opportunities

New volunteers are always welcome! Have a look through the postings below and let us know if there's something you can help with. (If you fill out a volunteer profile, you'll be added to our volunteer database, and you'll get a weekly email with all the latest opportunities to volunteer).

Front Desk volunteers needed

We're looking for friendly folks to volunteer at our front desk! You'll be responsible for duties like answering the phone, greeting visitors, making calls to members, responding to emails and helping out with ad hoc assignments. Basic computer skills and English language are required, and good problem-solving abilities are a plus. The front desk is a great way to learn more about what happens at the EAC, get to know the staff, and be part of our office!

We're currently looking to fill two weekly shifts:

  • Thursday afternoons from 1pm-5pm
  • Friday mornings from 9am-1pm

We generally ask for a minimum 4-month commitment to the position. Contact Joanna by next Wednesday, December 12th if you're interested, at 902-454-5226 or joanna@ecologyaction.ca.

Magazine Delivery Time!

Our latest issue of Ecology & Action is hot off the presses, and it's gorgeous! We're looking for a few volunteers to help deliver copies of the magazine to various cafes and other locations around town. You'll be given a list of locations and a quantity for each one. Let us know if you can cover one of the following areas!

  • Clayton Park

Contact Joanna at joanna@ecologyaction.ca if you can help out. Thanks!

Christmas Tree Pick Up Day! December 15th

It's coming up sooner than you think! On Saturday, December 15th, all our Christmas tree customers will be heading to the Hope Blooms Garden & Greenhouse to pick up their spray-free, sustainably grown tree (learn about our campaign here). We need a small army of volunteers to make this go smoothly, and we'd love to have you come and help out! Here are the shifts we're looking to cover:

  • 6:00-9:00 am – 2 more people! – Tree Haulers - Have to be strong and able to carry trees around the park (with a buddy). Work to distribute 500 trees, untwine the trees and clean up all the twine before opening at 9am.
  • 11:00am-2:00pm – 1 more person – Finish off the day – People that are willing to do all the jobs: sawing and carrying, cleaning up, making sure all the tables are cleaned up and all supplies brought back.
  • Cookie or muffin bakers - 1 more person! - If you like making cookies or muffins and would like to contribute some to feed our hardworking volunteers, please let us know!

Pick-Up Day is so much fun every year. If you want to part of the action, please email Joanna at joanna@ecologyaction.ca and let me know which shift(s) you are available for. We will feed you snacks, soup and hot drinks in return for your efforts!

Research for the Green Burial Working Group

Our Green Burials working group is looking for someone to research financial data for funeral costs, health care cost & burial costs in Nova Scotia in 2017, 2016 & 2015. 

This will help to inform the upcoming launch of Green Burials Nova Scotia, which aims to provide education and information to people who want to have a lighter environmental impact at end-of-life. 

Contact Dawn Carson at deathmattersns@gmail.com for more information.

Technology Transition Assistance

Hello kind volunteers! I’m looking for someone with Digital Records Management experience for an informal chat on the topic of a large scale tech transition. If you’ve designed a file naming system or migrated years of data to the cloud and like free coffee or tea, we want to talk with you! Please email sam.fraser@ecologyaction.ca with your experience and availability. Thanks!

The Maintenance Committee

Do you like to fix things around the house? Do you have a background in carpentry? Never leave home without duct tape? The Ecology Action Centre Maintenance and Safety Committee is starting up again, and we’re looking for some handy volunteers to join our hands-on team!

This group will be responsible for general maintenance of our Fern Lane home. We’ll have meetings four times a year, and as well as a rotating schedule for monthly Occupational Health and Safety walk-throughs. Between meetings, members of the committee will come in and take care of specific tasks related to maintaining and fixing up Fern Lane, and making sure our office continues to be a safe and healthy environment.

Some things you might help with include:

  • Painting, including working with natural paints
  • Back-yard clean up and light weeding
  • Small carpentry jobs, like installing curtain rods. small deck repairs, or building shelves

You might be a good fit for this committee if you have basic home repair skills, you like organizing and fixing things, you have an eye for detail and for safety, or you’re interested in green building techniques and materials.

Contact Cormekia Clayton if you’re interested! info@ecologyaction.ca or 902-429-2202.

 

Member Relations Standing Committee

Do you like making people's day? Are you the king or queen of thank-you cards? Are you all about bringing people together? We have just created the Member Relations Committee to improve our members' experience at the EAC! We are currently looking for members in good standing to join the committee. If you are interested in helping us plan events, conduct surveys, and thank our supporters, we want you! Meetings will be conducted once every month or two, as necessary, and we are looking for individuals to join with a commitment of 1 year!  For more information, check out the full terms of reference here. (MS Word Document)

If you're interested, please send an email to dana@ecologyaction.ca describing why you would like to join this group, and what skills you have to offer. (Resume optional).Contact Dana if you're curious and would like to know more at dana@ecologyaction.ca.

Write for our magazine

Do you love to write? Are you interested in environmental issues? Our magazine, "Ecology & Action," is looking for proficient and creative volunteer writers to contribute to the publication. Our dynamic team publishes three issues a year, which are distributed to the EAC’s 4000+ members, as well as businesses and libraries across the province. We expect writers to commit to a one-year term (three issues). If you think you might be a good fit for the team, check out some of our previous issues online (http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/between-issues ) and contact Cormekia (info@ecologyaction.ca / 429-2202).

THANK YOU!

Joanna Bull
Volunteer and Events Coordinator
902-454-5226
communications@ecologyaction.ca

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