Volunteers are the driving force behind Ecology Ottawa
Ecology Ottawa is volunteer driven. That means what we get done gets done mostly by volunteers, and because volunteers have helped decide on Ecology Ottawa’s priorities.
We depend on volunteers to get the word out, organize events, research innovative solutions to urban environmental problems, and help with our database. Together, we can make a big difference – a small contribution of your time can go a long way!
Pick an opportunity from the list below and e-mail the team lead to begin the on-boarding process!
Are you bilingual? We’re looking for some keen volunteers (3-4) who will help us translate emails, blog posts and posters.
- You can volunteer from home;
- You can volunteer flexible hours;
- You get to exercise your language skills!
Are you an air quality geek? We’re looking for some mobile volunteers (20-30), or "Air Trackers", who will take the streets and monitor Ottawa’s air quality.
- You get to enjoy the great outdoors;
- You get to complete your 4,000 steps a day;
- You get to discover just how good (or bad!) our air quality is;
- You get to contribute to making Ottawa a better city for all.
Are you a data wizard? We’re looking for volunteers who will help with data entering and management. It’s easy AND it’s fun.
- You get to understand how our internal systems work;
- You get to engage with our awesome team;
- You get to enjoy our delicious tea while you work.
Do you have a keen eye for graphic design? We are looking for volunteers to help us create images to share with our supporters.
- You get to be creative;
- You get to help us spread the word about our programs;
- You get to inspire people with your designs!
Are you ready to green-up your community? We are searching for volunteers to help us with our Tree Fundraiser.
- You get to meet like-minded people;
- You get to help coordinate the raffle;
- You get to support Ottawa's future tree canopy!
Are you a numbers nerd? We are looking for volunteers to help track and sort orders for our Tree Fundraiser.
- You get to develop data management skills;
- You get to help ensure order accuracy;
- You get to gain first-hand organizing experience!
Are you passionate about biodiversity? We are looking for volunteers to help us run our online event series that raises awareness about our Biodiversity Campaign.
- You get to learn about biodiversity and take action;
- You get to see what goes on behind-the-scenes of our online events;
- You get to meet like-minded people and become a biodiversity champion!
Do you want to share your love for nature with others? We are looking for volunteers to help us put together our 2021 Passport to Nature.
- You get to be creative;
- You get to develop relationships with community partners;
- You get to encourage others to explore their nearby nature!