Recycling Revisited - Development Committee

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0896 Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2021
Opportunity Details
CommentsWe are a registered non-profit, started in 2012, with deep roots in the startup of recycling in Canada in the 1970s. Our name was Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control (1970-83) when there was no city in the country with a municipal recycling program. With 1,000 volunteer citizens, we ran a city-wide multi-material recycling program and inspired the City of Burlington to be the first city in Canada to hire a contractor for a municipal recycling program. We are still concerned about recycling issues as well as many other environmental concerns.
ContactRoberta McGregor, Co-Sponsor/President/Volunteer Co-ordinator, Recycling Revisited Inc.; Phone: 905-318-9566 * Janet Lindsay 289-230-7879; Email: rdqmcgregor@gmail.com
DutiesThe Development Committee interacts with the Board: brainstorming, making creative suggestions, and collaborating with several Action Groups that are the "front line" of the organization. In general, we need people with a commitment to the natural world and willingness to collaborate with a group to apply that commitment in action. 
 
1. Attending and participating in a biweekly Zoom meeting of the Development Committee, usually on a Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
2. Brainstorming and engaging in creative, imaginative thinking with a diverse group.  
3. As much as possible, following up between meetings to report relevant information or ideas for the following meeting.  
 
We welcome and value a few high school students, but we need a majority of adults. We respect that the students must put their academics first, which usually results in losing students at some time in the year.
More Info Linkhttps://recyclingrevisited.org
BenefitsYou will have the satisfaction of working within a friendly, lively and committed group, imagining, and in some cases, doing the planning and carrying out of projects to inspire the public to "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have".(Roosevelt)
ClientsOur clients are all community members who are concerned about Climate Change and willing to "do something"
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Nature / Environment ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group - over 8 participants ; Virtual Volunteering
Dates and TimesTuesday: (6:30 pm -7:30 pm)
SeasonsYear Round ; We take a break at Christmas/New year, and stay active through the summer without scheduled meetings
AccessibilityAt this time, we do not have an office space, but work from home.
LocationVirtual Zoom meetings
Number of PositionsBurlington: 12 individual(s) 
 
12 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
When Covid recedes, we hope to have some office space in the evenings for meetings in person - or on-line for distant members
TrainingOrientation - Orientation is provided by myself over the phone and by email conversation ; We try to arrange collaborative pairs in which each person is able to stand in for the other in tasks.
TransportationWhen recedes, transportation will be a factor. Meetings would probably held in evening office space somewhere along Plains Road, which runs between west and east across Burlington. Details would be provided, but GO transit and Burlington Transit are still active.
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