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).

BIKE WEEK EVENTS

Bike Week is an awesome week of celebrating all things bike – rides, events and socialization! The EAC is hosting multiple events and we’re looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities to help out with a few of the big ones!! Email ww@ecologyaction.ca to get involved!

Police Auction @ the Halifax Forum

Friday May 31st – 8 am – 6 pm - SETUP

Saturday June 1st 8 am – 4 pm – AUCTION

Tasks: Organizing bikes, do minor adjustments (fill tires, wipe bikes down etc.), mechanical assessments, assist public with advice and sizing, photos & social media*.

*There are many non-bike knowledge related jobs – we would be more than happy to have any and all help at any point throughout the day! ** We don’t expect people to commit to the full days – even an hour helps!

The World Bike Day Bike Party Fundraiser @ Good Robot

Monday June 3rd 5 pm – 9 pm

Tasks: Assist with bike-in bike wash, sell raffle tickets, time the fix-a-flat challengers, chat with public about cycling, photos & social media, have a good time & invite your friends

Bike Again Open House

Sunday June 9th 1 - 5 pm

Tasks: DONATE OUTDOOR PAINT! (White, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Orange)

Stay tuned for a full list of events! If you can't volunteer please share the events online and come out and enjoy! 

Volunteer at the Backlot Bash

Do you like music? Craft beer? Keg bowling? Well this is the volunteer opportunity for you! EAC is partnering with Garrison for our 5th annual Backlot Bash on June 15th, and we need 60 volunteers to help make it happen!

Volunteers are expected to be available from 4-11:30pm on the day of the event, and will be needed for a variety of tasks including:

  • ticket sales
  • the beer station
  • the game station
  • collecting donations to EAC
  • volunteer support

Volunteers get a free Backlot Bash T-shirt, 1 beer ticket, and 1 burrito. If interested, please email our Community Giving Manager Dana Lipnicki at dana@ecologyaction.ca and indicate your volunteer station preference, t-Shirt size, phone number, email, mailing address and any dietary restrictions.

Fulfill your dreams of becoming a shark! (Tuna opportunity also available)

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a mascot, we have a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you! Our Green Avengers running and walking teams need the cheer that only a mascot can provide to hype them up for the Bluenose Races. You’ll spend your volunteer shift in the limelight (but incognito!), dancing and posing for photos and high-fiving and encouraging runners to “give’er!”

Looking for 4 people with high energy. We bring the suits, you bring the fun! (We will also bring the fun).

  • Saturday June 8th: 7:25am – 11:30am (2 mascots needed)
  • Sunday June 9th: 7:25am – 11am (2 mascots needed)

Please email our Community Giving Coordinator Dana Lipnicki (dana@ecologyaction.ca) to express interest.

Photographers wanted

Our Green Avengers are on the hunt for 3-4 volunteer photographers to capture the moment for our Bluenose running and walking teams! This is a great opportunity to practice your photography skills and build your portfolio. Photos may be used in future promotional materials as well - we will make sure to credit you in all photos we use.

Days and Times needed:

  • Saturday June 8th: 7:30am-11:30am
  • Sunday June 9th: 7:30-8:30am
  • Sunday June 9th: 4:30-6:00pm for the post-race BBQ at EAC

Please email our Community Giving Coordinator Dana Lipnicki (dana@ecologyaction.ca )to express interest. Include any websites or social media links so we can see examples of your work.

Membership Data Entry

Hi everyone! I’m looking for a volunteer with excellent attention to detail, good reading skills, and ability to do repetitive work to help me with some data entry tasks involving our membership database. I’m asking for a 2-hour commitment during business hours every second week.  Thanks for your help! If you're interested please contact Sam Fraser at sam.fraser@ecologyaction.ca.

Seeking Friendly Thank-You Caller

Do you love talking on the phone? Chatting with fellow EAC supporters? Practicing gratitude? Well, we have the volunteer position for you! Our membership team is currently looking for an individual to thank our members for joining the Ecology Action Centre. We are asking for a commitment of 2-3 hours per week, with flexibility to fit with your schedule. This is a great student volunteer position, and an amazing opportunity to connect with our members and learn more about communications at the EAC! Please email Hope Perez at hopeperez@ecologyaction.ca if you are interested!

Volunteer with Bike Again!

Bike Again! is a volunteer-run, do-it-yourself bike shop, and a project of the Ecology Action Centre. We provide the space, tools, and some know-how, you do the work. Bike Again! aims to get more people on bikes, promote cycling, increase bike literacy, and build a stronger cycling community. 

We Need Volunteers! Bike Again! is looking for new volunteers to join our ranks. We are open three evenings a week: Tuesday (women and trans folks only), Wednesday (open to all), and Thursday (volunteer bike-building night). We are mainly looking for volunteers to help run these open nights, and we are especially looking for women, trans, and non-binary folk interested in getting involved, to share their bike repair skills or to learn some new skills - no prior experience is necessary :)

If you are interested and available once a week, great! If you’re willing to commit to just one night per month, that’s great too. No experience or bike skills are necessary – you’ll learn as you go. We are also looking for people who want to help out at events from time to time.

You can contact us directly at bikeagainvolunteer@ecologyaction.ca  or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BikeAgain/

Here are the specific volunteer roles we are looking to fill:

General Volunteer

Time Commitment: 3-6 hours a week, or every two weeks, or once a month
Requirements: No experience necessary
Duties: Greeting and interacting with members of the public, tidying around the shop, light paperwork. Opportunity to be part of mentorship program to learn bike repair skills.

Bike repair enthusiast

Time Commitment: 3-6 hours a week, or every two weeks, or once a month
Requirements: Bike repair skills, at any level
Duties: helping strip and build bikes, can be a source of information for others interested in learning about bikes

Social media Volunteer

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours a week
Requirements: No experience necessary, knowledge of and interest in social media a plus
Duties: come into the shop weekly (as needed) to share with the online community what is happening at Bike again. Volunteer will take pictures, post stories, and post bikes for sale, using our different platforms

Thanks! Hope to see you at the shop soon!

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
Joanna@ecologyaction.ca