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Green volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a productive and rewarding way to connect and contribute to the well-being of your community.

Here is a list of Vancouver-area organizations who rely on volunteer help from community members to make the city a better place for all of us to live.

Community

EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society)

Join a community economic development charitable organization that works with people living on low incomes to develop productive futures and build stronger, sustainable communities. They use an enterprising approach to creating economic and employment opportunities and are looking for volunteers to help with their small business support team.

Education

Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society

The FUN Society is a progressive youth-led organization dedicated to environmental education and inspiring youth into action. One of the first summer camps in BC to combine hands-on learning about sustainability and leadership skills, they are looking for passionate people to fulfill a range of volunteer positions.

Events

Green Chair Events

This social enterprise provides services and solutions to help reduce the environmental impact of events. Their team of volunteers monitor recycling bins to prevent contamination, replace bin liners and sort materials for recycling.

Food and gardening

Earthsave Canada

Join a Vancouver-based registered charity that advocates the move towards a more whole foods, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animals. Earthsave Canada believes that communities are stronger when they set a table that people from all cultures and beliefs can enjoy. Looking for volunteers to help with outreach, fundraising, and organizing events.

Growing Chefs!

Join a team of chef volunteers and grow vegetables, cook with kids, and get the kids excited about eating healthy food. During the first visit, plant windowsill gardens with the students, then return every 2 weeks for 3.5 months to help the kids care for the gardens, taste new food, and do lessons on urban agriculture and cooking. At the end of the program, the chefs help the kids prepare delicious meals with the vegetables they have grown.

Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)

This youth driven non-profit organization is dedicated to the health of the urban environment, the planet, and the well-being of its people. EYA is currently looking for volunteers who are looking for hands-on experience growing your own food in the city.

QUEST Food Exchange

QUEST offers volunteer opportunities to rescue food, feed people, reduce waste and better your community.

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Vancouver Farmers Market relies on volunteers to do food literacy education, communications and outreach, postering and marketing, special events, and more.

Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

This is a community-based, registered charity that works to increase access to fresh local fruit in communities throughout Vancouver.

Green transportation

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)

Help with the Bike Valet Parking program or sign up for any of BEST's other sustainable transportation programs.

HUB Your Cycling Connection

HUB is a volunteer-run organization. Whether involved in advocacy, events such as Bike to Work and Great Rides, or with administrative tasks, volunteers make the difference - and they have a lot of fun doing it. 

Parks and green spaces

Evergreen

Evergreen engages Canadians in creating and sustaining dynamic outdoor spaces - in schools, communities and homes. They have ongoing volunteer opportunities and one-time events that address nature in Vancouver.

Lower Mainland Green Team

Looking for a hands-on way to conserve the environment? Join this Lower Mainland group and help an environmental group, non-profit organization, charity, or city tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done.

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)

Do you want to volunteer in one of the greatest parks in the world and learn about amazing ecosystems that thrive so close to Vancouver's busy downtown core? SPES volunteers are engaged in everything from education, conservation, wildlife monitoring, and office tasks.

UBC Botanical Garden

Volunteering at the UBC Botanical Garden is a great way to expand your knowledge of plant biodiversity, meet new people, and share your love of the garden with others. They are always looking for people passionate about the plant world and eager to share their passion with others.

Vancouver Aquarium

Join the 900+ volunteers who donate their time, talents, and energy to helping the Aquarium conserve aquatic life every year, meet new friends. and learn all about the marine life right in your backyard.

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Last modified: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:14:33