Environmental and Information Researcher (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0798 Last Full Update: 16 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsWe are a small but active organization with a long history in Burlington. In 1970-1981, some of our members were part of a huge citizen action (1000 members) that pioneered sustained, city-wide, multimaterial recycling in Canada. The name of that organization was the Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control (CCPC): 1970-1983. 1981, the city of Burlington became the first city in Canada to hire a contractor for this type of program. 
In 2012, we began our new organization, Recycling Revisited. We maintain a deep connection with CCPC and are also involved in many other environmental issues. We are a registered non-profit organization.
ContactRoberta McGregor, President, Co-Founder and Volunteer Coordinator, Recycling Revisited; Phone: 905-318-9566; Email: rdqmcgregor@gmail.com
DutiesThe duties would be to continue research across Canada about the beginnings of recycling in Canada. The information will be used in a book still to be written - or random searches requested by the Board or Development Committee. In this Historical Research, you will be guided through a sequence of steps. In other research tasks, you will do more free and imaginative searches.
More Info Linkhttps://recyclingrevisited.org
BenefitsYou will have the satisfaction of being part of the development of the book, listed as a volunteer researcher. If you are curious, by nature, you will probably enjoy the variety of search requests. All of this can be done at home or wherever you access your computer.
ClientsThe ideal would be a person who is an attendee at the Development Committee meetings, to have a sense of belonging to a friendly group engaged in interesting activities. This would balance the solitary work of searching.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Couples
Areas of InterestHistorical / Archival Activities ; Nature / Environment ; Research / Evaluation ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCreativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; - Interest in environmental history, using various information sources  
- Ability to organize and record information in forms that can be accessed easily
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; Virtual Volunteering ; You don't have to be solitary - hopefully, you will engage with the Development Committee, either present at the office, or by teleconferencing.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesIf you are attending our Development Committee meetings, we meet at 376 Plains Rd. E in the Realty Office of Kay Fisher (red sign over door) in a strip mall on the South side of Plains Rd. E.
SeasonsYear Round ; We operate throughout the year. In the summer we continue some activities but don't have scheduled meetings.
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; The office is on sidewalk level. There is no need for an elevator. The washroom has a wide door . Others also use it,and will assist if necessary with the door.
LocationVolunteer's home, library, archival centre /our office on Plains Rd. E, Burlington for meetings.
Number of PositionsBurlington: 2 individual(s) 
 
2 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Members with cars can judge the distance from home. Traffic is sometimes a problem so time needs to be allowed for that. There is public transit.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; (1) Orientation is provided ; We will make new volunteers aware of the recycling history we are disseminating.  
(2) Clarification of search methods and organization of information.  
(3) Training in archival procedures if the volunteer is involved with these.
TransportationNear public transit - Nearest major intersection: Plains Rd. & Downsview (There is a bus stop at Downsview ; The general area is the Aldershot neighbourhood at the west end of Burlington. Ask Roberta McGregor for information if needed.
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
Organization NameCommunity Development Halton, Volunteer Halton
Office Phone905-632-1975
Toll Free Phone1-855-395-8807
E-Mailvolunteer@cdhalton.ca
Websitewww.volunteerhalton.ca
Address & Map
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6