Volunteer with Green Venture!

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 towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma

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

To receive regular updates on Green Venture’s volunteer opportunities, please subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.

Read more about our upcoming volunteers and if you’re interested, click one to sign-up.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt a Planter Prep and Planting

When: Fri, June 14, 2024 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where: Gibson School Lofts- Parking Lot in the back, 601 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L3A3 Open Volunteer Spots: 19

Help with the “Adopt a Planter Box” program created by Green Venture, in partnership with Barton BIA and Beautiful Alleys.  These planter boxes feature native perennial plants that support local pollinators.  The plants are naturally adapted to the climate and soil conditions of Ontario which means they require less maintenance, such as watering and fertilizing,…Find Out More

Woodlands Park Gardening

When: Sat, June 15, 2024 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Woodlands Park, 501 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON Open Volunteer Spots: 10

Woodlands Park Gardening Volunteer Are you looking for an opportunity to get outside, learn about gardening, or just try something new? The Woodlands Park community gardens require a lot of maintenance and upkeep! Green Venture is on-site on June 15th collecting feedback about the upcoming Westinghouse transformation. A plant swap is also occurring at the…Find Out More

Community Planting at Laidlaw United Church

When: Sat, June 22, 2024 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: 155 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z2 Open Volunteer Spots: 19

Join us in bringing more community greenspace to Ottawa Street! Green Venture, in partnership with Green Communities Canada and ArcelorMittal Dofasco are working to make Ottawa Street greener. Over the past couple of months, Green Venture has hosted participatory planning workshops at Laidlaw United Church to hear from residents what new green spaces they would…Find Out More

Stewardship at Morton Park Mini Forest

When: Thu, June 27, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Where: Morton Park, 55 Larraine Avenue, Dundas, ON L9H 3J4 Open Volunteer Spots: 10

Join us from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 27 as we keep our 2022 Mini Forest planting at Morton Park looking tree-riffic! Tasks include invasive species removal and general clean-up maintenance. This is a great opportunity for youth looking to gain extra community hours.  What to Bring / Wear: Be sure to…Find Out More

Flexible Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday Stewardship Strolls on Barton

When: Every Other Sunday from 10:00-11:30am. Starting Sunday, June 2. Where: Barton BIA Office, 659 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 3A3 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Join us for one or all of our biweekly Stewardship Strolls starting Sunday, June 2 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Our Sunday Stewardship Strolls invite everyone to explore the beautiful native gardens, stay active, and keep Barton St. blooming! Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or simply enjoy being outdoors, your presence and efforts will make…Find Out More

EcoHouse Stewardship: Weekly Days

When: Every Wednesday from 10:00am – 11:30am Where: Eco House, 22 Veevers Drive,, Hamilton, ON L8K 5P5 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Green Gardening Volunteer Are you 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…Find Out More

EcoHouse Stewardship: Weekly Evenings

When: Every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00pm Where: Eco House, 22 Veevers Drive,, Hamilton, ON L8K 5P5 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Green Gardening Volunteer Are you 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…Find Out More

Catch Basin Ambassador

When: You pick a date and time to visit a location Where: Around the City, Hamilton, ON Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

  A catch basin is installed for drainage and is part of a city’s stormwater infrastructure. It collects stormwater runoff and is connected to the sewer system in a combined system or specifically to storm sewers that flow directly into the waterway. If there is too much debris or sediment in the sump it may…Find Out More

Stewardship at Green Spaces on Barton St

When: You pick a date and time to visit a location Where: Barton St E, Hamilton, ON Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

You pick your own hours! Green Venture worked with community members across the city to plant gardens and now they need to be maintained. Volunteers are in charge of watering, weeding and maintaining these green spaces. Green Venture will provide supplies and instructions so volunteers know where to go and what to do. Pick location…Find Out More

YouthQuake

When: The second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 6:00PM Where: EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Dr., Hamilton, ON L8K 5P7 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Join our twice monthly, drop-in, virtual and in person YouthQuake meetings for eco conversations open to all Hamilton youth ages 14-24. Recent topics have included waste, consumerism, fast fashion, food choices, and more. The conversations are youth-led, and guided by Green Venture staff; with the occasional opportunity for guest speakers in the environmental field to share…Find Out More

 

Board Member Opportunities:

Director position

Green Venture’s Board of Directors is currently seeking a new member to help provide strategic and operational direction for the organization. For more information, see the position description on our Team page.