Youth Network Participant

(BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association)

Position ID: V-HVC0019
Last Full Update: 26 Feb 2024

Opportunity Details: Youth Network Participant


Getting Inspired, Learning, Outdoor Opportunities, creating Social Media Content  & much more! 

Are you between the ages of 14 - 24? Are you interested in protecting the environment? Do you want to learn how YOU can make a difference? 

Whether you are a passionate environmentalist, you have even a small interest, or want to know where to start, our bi-weekly Youth Network activities are for YOU!

Contact Kale Black, Senior Program Coordinator, BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association; Email:

By sharing ideas, resources, successes and by working together on school and community eco-projects, we can have a greater impact with a louder voice. After all, it is OUR collective future. 

Join us monthly as we learn about eco-issues and campaigns, plan educational / empowering eco-action activities for the community, discuss the latest eco-news, and connect with like-minded people. Everyone within the age range is welcome! 

We offer a mix of in-person events as well as the opportunity to volunteer online through our Social Media Subcommittee. 

Outdoor events occur on different days of the week and could be anything from hikes, litter clean-ups, plantings, invasive plant removals, event greening, and opportunities to connect and care for nature. Watch our Instagram for updates or contact us to join our Youth Network mailing list.

Drop in online meetings are once a month throughout the winter months IDecember to March), usually on a Monday @ 4:30 pm. Message us on Instagram or send an email for the meeting link.  

If you have something you would like to add to the agenda, please let us know when you join the meeting or get the invite.

Note: Our Social Media Subcommittee develops content for  BurlingtonGreen’s social platforms. Opportunities include graphic design, writing and research.



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Benefits Connect with other young people who care about the environment, learn from inspiring Guest Speakers, participate in volunteer events and stay up to date on other opportunities to help the earth and earn volunteer hours.
Clients Join a welcoming and diverse group of like-minded young people to learn and make a difference for the environment locally.
Ages 14 year(s) - 24 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Community Groups
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Graphic Design ; Nature / Environment ; Program Coordination / Support ; Research / Evaluation ; Social Interaction ; Social Media ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement
Skills/Experience General Computer Skills - Some gatherings are via Zoom. Optional opportunities to do research, create graphics and social media content. ; Listening Skills ; Lots of skills helpful for volunteer projects. No skills required to attend gatherings.
Commitment Length One Time / Special Event ; Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; No commitment for drop in monthly online meetings. Registration required for some activities.
Interaction Level Solitary - Optional opportunities to do online research, create graphics, social media content ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering - monthly drop-in gatherings on zoom ; Drop-in online gathering monthly and in-person group activity each month
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Partially Accessible - Some in-person activities in locations with limited accessibility, ie rough terrain, building without wheelchair ramp. ; Computer with internet access & Zoom for online meetings. Transportation needed to get to in-person activities at different locations with different accessibility. We endeavor to provide accommodations for all volunteers. Please contact us about your accessibility requirements. Burlington Transit vouchers may be available (limited supply).
Location Online and various indoor/outdoor locations in Burlington.
Number of Positions Burlington: 100 individual(s) 
100 individual(s) needed in total. 
Meetings are held every other week regardless of # of attendees. Volunteer opportunities available, no minimum amount of volunteers required. No maximum.
Training Training is provided - No training required for most activities. ; Training on-going - No training required for most activities. ; All are welcome, no skills/training required to attend meetings and most activities. Just click our Zoom link (in bio of our instagram page) & hop in. No camera/audio required, although it is nice for making friends :)
Transportation Near public transit - Transit vouchers may be available (limited supply) by request in advance for some activities. ; Monthly zoom meetings require no transportation to attend virtually! Join us! :)
Cost No cost to participate. Participants are responsible for their own computer/internet and/or transportation/parking fees. Transit vouchers may be available (limited supply) for some activities by request in advance.
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements All that is required is that you are between the ages of 14-24 and that you would like to attend

Agency Details: BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association

Office Phone 905-975-5563
Address & Map
1094 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1A7
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Mailing Address PO Box 91515 
Roseland Plaza 
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6