Committee Member (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0802 Last Full Update: 21 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsRecycling Revisited has existed since 2012, and has recently gained the status of "Not for Profit". We have a deep history in the beginning of city-wide recycling in Canada. Our organization in 1970 was CCPC (Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control, 1970-1983). With 1,000 volunteers, we ran the first sustained,multi-material, city-wide recycling system experimentally, till Burlington became the first city in Canada to have a municipal recycling program. 
We are at a transitional time with a current need for many volunteers or members who can assist with brainstorming, generating ideas, and/or engaging in one or more of our year 2020 projects. You will find your volunteer work relevant to community history, environmental action & history, and citizen action initiatives. 
We currently need several new members (adults and "student Members") for our Development Committee, for an exciting "fresh start" process.We are moving into a very active year ahead. We are expecting to engage in 3-5 projects (still in planning stages). It is a great time to contribute your energy and ideas!
ContactRoberta McGregor, President/ Co-Founder/ Volunteer Coordinator, Recycling Revisited Inc.; Phone: 905-318-9566; Email:
Duties- To be an attending member of the Recycling Revisited Development Committee. (There is a possibility of taking part by teleconferencing). We prefer strong interest in the environment, community activity and group participation,and enjoy a diverse mix of members. 
- To engage in discussion, planning, advising, brainstorming and assisting with new projects.  
We need to create policies and procedures for making the public aware of the documentary, books, database and new website. We also need to gain more funds for printing of them and costs of our projects. We need to do planning and costing for our 2020 projects, and engage interested volunteers in those programs. Our Mission is to use the CCPC story in film and a book, to inspire today's citizens to take action on their current environmental concerns. This is of course in the large perspective of climate change. 
We believe that taking action on our concerns keeps us mentally and emotionally healthy, are doing our best, respectfully, to assist people of all ages in getting into positive action.
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Benefits- Being part of a friendly, diverse environmental group with deep roots in Burlington's environmental achievements; opportunities to contribute to the goals of the group based on your own interests and abilities; being part of the development of another book that will have lasting value for educators, researchers, historians and the general public.  
- Enjoying positive connection with some members who were part of the 13-year citizen-run recycling program started in 1970 under the name "Citizens Committee for Pollution Control".
Clients(1) People who are interested in environmental history and current positive developments. 
(2) Individuals who will attend and participate in our biweekly one-hour meetings regularly, intermittently or on a drop-in basis: the general public; (3) Members of other organizations in the environmental network; and  
(4) individuals/families who had participated in the recycling activities of Citizens Committee for Pollution Control, which made recycling history.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Nature / Environment ; Social Media ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Engaging in collaborative processes and as much as possible, contributing personal abilities in planning & organizing
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Essentially, it is up to the volunteer. We would appreciate ongoing participation by committee members, but we accommodate individual situations. Student members will understandably be most likely to be active in the summers. Distant members can participate in meetings through teleconferencing.
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; Our interactions are informal and open to individual ideas and advice. We keep everyone up to date through emails and a monthly newsletter. We usually make decisions by consensus. On occasion, decisions are made through telephone and email discussions.
Dates and TimesTuesday: Evening (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) 
We are now meeting from 6:30 - 7:30, every two weeks, on Tuesday evenings. 
All are welcome to attend meetings intermittently, on a drop-in basis, or regularly. No pressure!
SeasonsYear Round ; We carry out some activities year-round, while taking a summer break from regular meetings.
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Our current location is accessible by a city sidewalk. There is a washroom on the main floor where the meeting is held, now accessible by most wheelchairs. The door is wide. There is only one toilet, so there is no stall. Assistance with the door is possible.
Location376 Plains Rd. East, opposite East Plains Church. Red sign over door Kay Fisher Realty
Number of PositionsBurlington: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
For driving or public transit directions, please contact Roberta at 905-318-9566 or The office location is easy to find, east of a Hwy 403 exit to Plains Rd., Burlington. The neighbourhood is Aldershot, where CCPC and Recycling Revisited began.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; We will make new volunteers aware of our early history, initiating recycling in Canada. If volunteers are going to be reaching out, we will train them in how to approach individuals in an initial phone call, email or face-to-face encounter. We would be happy to help a Speaker learn the accurate historical details, our current goals, and answers to common listener questions
TransportationNear public transit ; We have had attending members from Dundas, Hamilton, Oakville, & Waterdown with cars. Several distant members communicate by teleconferencing. Burlington Transit buses number 1 leave Hamilton (corner of King & James), running along Plains Rd. to Burlington GO and beyond.. Travel is heavy at times for Hamilton members and communities east of Burlington.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsCommitment and passion for the environment
Start DateOn or after 17 Oct 2019
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Organization NameCommunity Development Halton, Volunteer Halton
Office Phone905-632-1975
Toll Free Phone1-855-395-8807
Address & Map
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
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