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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Laura Peddie to make arrangements for specific volunteer opportunities.

Many volunteer opportunities will take place at the GBBR office (11 James St. Parry Sound).

Special Events & Seasonal Opportunities

OPPORTUNITYDETAILSLOCATIONTIMEFRAMECOMMITMENT (flexible)
Savour the SoundRotary Club event with GBBR support.Event: Stockey Centre Parry SoundFeb – April4-6 hour event and/or 1-10 hrs prep
Brew Ha HaBrewery Liaison, Silent Auction Coordinator, and General Event Assistant roles available.Event: Stockey CentreFeb – Oct. 4-6 hour event and/or 1-50 hours prep
Honey Harbour Honey Bee FestivalMany components to this event: presentations, vendor support, tabling, assist with Fun Run, many more. Event is October 3, 2020Event: Honey HarbourMarch – Oct.4-6 hour event and/or 1-50 hours prep
Climate SurveysDeliver hard copies & climate brochures.VariousApril – Dec. 4-5 hours/week
Earth Week Bake SaleWe need bakers and other event support.
Bake sale held April 24, 2020.
Event: GBBR OfficeApril4-6 hour event and/or 1-10 hours prep
Office AssistanceSpring cleaning and/or office renovations (washing, painting, cleaning windows).GBBR office, Parry SoundApril4 hours/week
Species at Risk surveysA variety of survey types, primarily road mortality and nesting surveys.VariousMay– June2-4 hours/survey
1-7 surveys/week
Resource DistributionRestock rack cards at businesses along eastern Georgian Bay (list provided) and/or provide package to hotels/B&Bs.RegionallyApril or May2-3 days/month
Lake Sturgeon surveysNight surveys for spawning lake sturgeon.TBDMay – June4-6 hours/survey 1-7 surveys/week
Lake Partner ProgramConduct water quality samples with free provided kit.VariousMay – Sept.Variable
Summer MarketsStaff support with set up, take down, merchandise sales, and outreach.Parry Sound Waterfront, LibraryJuly – August6-12 hours/week
Films That Make You ThinkAssist the logistics of this film club, run films at each venue. Films second Tuesday monthly. Events: Museum on Tower Hill, otherMonthly2-5 hours/month
Climate ActionDesign and facilitate workshops in the region, thematically, to collect info from publicVariousVariableVariable
BeadingComplete wampum, frame wampum story for our wall.GBBR office or otherAny2-3 hours/week

Ongoing Opportunities

OPPORTUNITYDETAILSLOCATIONCOMMITMENT (flexible)
Biosphere WalksTrain as a guest guide to co-led hikes.VariousVariable
ErrandsPutting up event posters up, contributing to the archive box, deliver posters to schools, out-of-town, etc.Various1-5 hours/week
InterviewsCollect and document testimonials from sponsors, partners, past board members.VariousVariable
Lessons in a BackpackResearch and develop new curriculum-based Lessons in a Backpack resources for teachers.GBBR office or other1-5 hours/week
Proof-readMajor documents and publications like Annual report, State of the Bay chapters/sections.GBBR office or other3-5 hours/week
VideoFamiliarity with video production and editing to make video content to promote and communicate programs.VariousVariable

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