Join Our Team as a Volunteer

Volunteering with Green Venture offers an excellent opportunity for people of any age to get involved. The benefits of volunteering with our community organization are:

  • Self-fulfillment!
  • Valuable experience to give your next resume or job interview a boost
  • Insight into the exciting and dynamic world of Environmental Education and non-profit organizations
  • Contribution to the community and to sustainable development in the Greater Hamilton Area
  • High School Students can gain your 40 hours of community service for your Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Green Venture 2018 Volunteer Opportunities:

Green Gardening Volunteers

Looking for an opportunity to get outside, learn about gardening, or just try something new? Our EcoHouse is 2 acres of native plant gardens, rain gardens, a community vegetable garden, demonstration eco-lawn patches, permeable pavers and more. These grounds require a lot of maintenance and upkeep! Our green gardening volunteers assist in gardening or landscaping projects or other things at the EcoHouse education centre site. This work mostly takes place between April and October. No experience is necessary to join our volunteer team, a staff member or lead volunteer will be there to guide the way. Work includes weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting food from the community garden plots to donate to the food bank, planting, mowing, light carpentry, etc. Green Venture also runs a vegetable and herb seedling sale every Spring as a fundraiser that volunteers can assist with. Get in touch with us to learn about how to become a green gardening volunteer!

 

Social Media/Communications Volunteer

Are you a social media expert (or just know how to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!?), familiar will MailChimp and other event/social networks such as Eventbrite and Bruha? Communicating with the community is an essential part of our not-for-profit success. The social media/communications guru would help to plan, write, create and post on our media channels to reach the Hamilton community. Opportunities include but are not limited to: creating blog posts, social media posts, graphic templates and promotional items for events and programs happening at Green Venture.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Event volunteers assist at various activities Green Venture is doing in the community and on-site. These are usually one-offs or other one-day-a-month volunteering. For example, we are always looking for volunteers to help at our Depave Paradise events, Seedy Saturday Hamilton in February or the Kids Water Festival in May. Green Venture also has a booth at many community events to promote our environmental education programming, including Art Crawl Night Market, Bike for Mike and at Farmers Markets. Special events volunteer opportunities can vary widely from month to month.

Education/Tour Volunteers

Green Venture EcoHouse demonstration centre is mainly used for school and community group tours. Education/tour volunteers would work with education programs several times a month, delivering content to children’s tours through activities and games. Green Venture hosts school tours from kindergarten to high school levels, covering a variety of issues and topics relating to sustainability including worms and vermicomposting, energy and conservation, soil and gardening and water. This work is also mostly in the fall and spring.

Any of our volunteer work usually requires some paperwork (volunteer application, job description sign-off, training in Green Venture programs where applicable) and possibly such other requirements as a police check.

To subscribe to Green Venture’s volunteer opportunities list, please fill in this online form. We send out regular updates to this mailing list of upcoming events, work-bee days and one-off volunteer opportunities.