Environmental & information Researcher (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0983 Last Full Update: 21 Oct 2019
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 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 iare also involved in many other environmental issues.We are a registered non-profit organization.
ContactRoberta McGregor, President/Co-Founder/Volunteer Coordinator, Recycling Revisited Inc.; 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 the Historical Research, you will be guided through a sequence of steps. In other research tasks, you will do more free and imaginative searches.
BenefitsYou will have the satisfaction of being part of the development of the book, listed as a volunteer researcher. If you are a 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 attender 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+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Couples
Areas of InterestNature / Environment ; Research / Evaluation ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Patience ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Web & IT
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.
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Evening 
If 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 througout 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.
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.
TransportationNear public transit ; The general area is the Aldershot neighbourhood at the west end of Burlington.Ask Roberta McGregor for information if needed.
Police CheckNot Required
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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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