Waste Diversion Ambassadors at Burlington Festivals & Events

(BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association)

Position ID: V-HVC0211 Last Full Update: 16 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactSue Alksnis, Volunteer & Fundraising Manager, BurlingtonGreen; Email: volunteer@burlingtongreen.org
DutiesMake an immediate positive difference for the planet locally! Join our Event Greening Team as a Waste Diversion Ambassador at Burlington festivals and events, such as Mini Kid Fest, VegFest, and more. 
You'll receive training and have the chance to educate hundreds of festival-goers about where to place their waste.  
Help raise community awareness, encourage proper waste diversion, and make sure as little as possible is sent to landfill from this event. Extensive hand sorting of waste is not required.  
*Eligible for high school volunteer hours. 
You can volunteer with family members or friends. Or even sign up with a larger group like members of a club, workplace team, faith community or sports team. Waste Diversion Ambassadors usually work in pairs. 
For dates and locations, see our sign up sheet at the more information link.
More Info Linkhttps://bit.ly/BGvols
BenefitsHigh school volunteer hours available. Training provided on Halton Region waste diversion.
ClientsAssist all festival-goers at festivals and events in Burlington.
Ages12 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; 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 ; Couples ; Families ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Customer / Sales Services ; Event Coordination & Support ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Holiday / Festive Volunteering ; Seasonal Support (Fall) ; Seasonal Support (Spring) ; Seasonal Support (Summer) ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Marketing & PR ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; We ask volunteers to represent BurlingtonGreen positively in the community.
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Most Waste Ambassador opportunities occur outdoors in the spring, summer or fall.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Waste Diversion Ambassadors usually work in pairs.
Minimum Hours5 (Total)
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - Some locations are more accessible than others. Please share accessibility requirments. ; Please contact us about your accessibility requirements.
LocationVarious locations in Burlington.
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
35 individual(s) needed in total. 
Volunteers are welcome to join us from other communities.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training is provided. BurlingtonGreen has extensive experience providing event greening services to the community's largest festivals and events.
TransportationNear public transit - Most outdoor events are at parks and other areas near public transit. ; A limited number of transit vouchers are available.
CostNo cost to volunteers.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsPassion for the environment, plus a willingness to learn and share what you know.
End Date31 Oct 2023
Agency Details
Organization NameBurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Office Phone905-975-5563
Address & Map
Burlington, ON
Mailing AddressPO Box 91515 
Roseland Plaza 
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6