Volunteer

Volunteers are the driving force behind the Greenways Mission to restore, sustain and protect natural areas and critical habitats, particularly ecological and recreational greenways, for the benefit of our community.

If you'd like to know more about any of the following positions please contact Libby, the Community Engagement Coordinator, by email (libby@greenwaystrust.ca) or phone (250-287-3785).

Stewardship Volunteer
Greenways Land Trust holds regular workdays throughout the year. The biggest is the annual Broom Bash in the spring, but we also hold workdays at environmentally sensitive locations like Baikie Island and Myrt Thompson throughout the year. We need volunteers to help remove invasive species, plant trees, clean up properties and build trails. Participants need to be at least 16 and in good health. Training is provided on the day.

Environmental Education Volunteer
If you enjoy working with kids, join the environmental education team. We work with the District 72 to get kids out into natural areas, removing invasive species, planting trees, and providing stewardship to ecologically sensitive areas. A brief training meeting and police check is required.

Streamkeepers
Streamkeepers make a commitment to regularly walk their designated stream, conduct basic maintenance (like clearing obstructions), and report serious issues to DFO. Completion of a free two-day Stremkeeping Workshop is required.

Adopt-a-Trail Steward, Beaver Lodge Forest Lands
Adopt-a-trail volunteers make a commitment to regularly walk their designated trail, conduct basic maintenance (like clearing leaves from drainage in the fall, cutting back brush in the spring, and removing debris from trails after storms), and report serious issues to Greenways staff. A brief training meeting is required.

Freelance Stewards
Lots of folks like to look after areas they frequent. If you have a favorite trail in Campbell River that you want to maintain, talk to us and we might be able to talk to the land owners (often the City) and make you an official steward. We provide Stewards with tools, liaison with City staff, information about projects on your trail, and help getting volunteers out if you have a larger project you need assistance with. A brief training meeting is required.

Outreach Volunteer
If you enjoy festive atmospheres and meeting new people, consider helping out at our festival displays. Volunteers are frequently needed to fill 2-3 hour shifts at events like Earth Day, Oceans Day and the Haig Brown Festival. An orientation is required.

Director
The Greenways Board of Directors are the driving force of the organisation. Directors attend monthly meetings, the AGM, and participate in a wide variety of organisational activities. The Board is responsible for determine the vision of the organisation and acting as the Executive Committee. Board Members are elected at the annual AGM. A police check is required.

 

Keep Up-to-Date on Volunteering Events and Opportunities

From tree planting to restoring streams and removing invasive species, Greenways undertakes a variety of activities throughout the year that require volunteers.

To keep up to date on events such as the annual Broom Bash or Beaver Lodge Stewardship Days, join our Volunteer Email List by completing the form below.

 

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