What can I do as a volunteer? | Ecology Action Centre

What can I do as a volunteer?

There are many different ways to get involved, from helping with an event to leading an action committee. Depending on your interest and capacity, you can choose the level of involvement that works for you.

Volunteer Mailing List

By receiving our weekly volunteer newsletter, you can learn about the issues and keep in touch with what’s going on. This is the first step toward getting involved, and it’s the best way to make sure you hear about all the opportunities to volunteer.
Click here to sign up for our weekly volunteer newsletter!

One-time opportunities

These are volunteer opportunities that require a shorter time commitment. Often they are small tasks that help out our project staff, or something to do with an event.
Examples: Help at a fundraiser, design a poster, do some research, make phone calls, distribute magazines, stuff envelopes, take photographs, come to a protest, send a letter…
Check out some of our current opportunities here.

Longer term opportunities

These are volunteer opportunities that require a longer time commitment, and often more responsibility.
Examples: Volunteer at the front desk, facilitate a series of workshops, do public outreach, get involved with a project, organize an event or fundraiser.

Action Committee member

Each of our Action Areas has a team or committee of volunteers that meets each month to work on specific environmental issues. If you’re passionate about a particular environmental cause, this is a great way to get involved! Each team or committee works on various campaigns and projects throughout the year. Everyone is welcome at the meetings, regardless of your background or experience.
For a full listing of action committees and their meeting times, click here.

Committee Co-Chair

Each action committee or team is chaired or led by volunteers as well. Our co-chairs work together with staff and volunteers to organize projects and initiatives with the group, and to facilitate the meetings. If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about an environmental issue and want to take your involvement to the next level, this can be a great opportunity to take leadership and really make a difference.
Co-chair positions are filled as the need arises.

Board of Directors

The EAC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our Board helps to shape the organization and steer us into the future! The board is made up of two Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, a representative for each Action Area and operational committee, and Members-at-Large. For more information about our board of directors, click here.
If you’re interested in joining our Board, please let us know! We welcome expressions of interest from EAC members at any time.