Butt Blitz Team Coordinator   Barrie 
A Greener Future

In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.

Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter that we find at our cleanups. These small cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems and health.

Each spring, volunteers from across Canada pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!

We are looking for Butt Blitz Coordinators in communities across Canada to join us in expanding our impact by engaging volunteers locally throughout April!

As a Butt Blitz Coordinator, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment. You will help to spread awareness and connect others within your community to get involved in this initiative to reduce cigarette waste. 

All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., an old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest in improving your local environment!

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Review and understand the Butt Blitz Coordinator Information package

  • Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts

  • Choose a central and easily accessible location for local volunteers to drop off their collected butts (e.g., your front porch)

  • Engage and support a team of local volunteers throughout April (e.g., answering questions, keeping in contact, hosting small group cleanups)

  •  Mail in the cigarette butt collection to TerraCycle for recycling (shipping label provided by A Greener Future)

  • Attend virtual team meetings via Google Meets (3 in total, max 30 minutes in length)

  • Complete weekly check-ins with A Greener Future staff (via email or virtual call)

  • Speak with the local media about the Butt Blitz should the possibility arrive

  • Sign a virtual Liability Waiver

Please note: The Butt Blitz is a 19+ event (18+ in Alberta and Quebec) because we are working with hazardous waste.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application below by Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024: https://form-can.keela.co/butt-blitz-spring-2024-coordinator-form

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to ensure that the role is a good fit and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the position.

Friendly Visitor   Barrie 
Roberta Place
503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)

Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.

RVH Volunteer   Barrie 
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
Barrie

Make a difference in the lives of our patients. Whether you want to volunteer directly with patients or support their care at RVH, we have an opportunity that is right for you.

To explore the opportunities available to volunteer in at RVH, visit this link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/volunteer-opportunities/

To fill out an application, click this link and select 'Apply to Be a Volunteer Now'. If you are a student looking to join our summer program, please select 'Join Our Summer Program'. 

Link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/

Simcoe County Walk to End ALS Event Day Volunteer   Barrie 
ALS Canada, Mailing Address, ALS Canada Community Services
Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, Barrie

The WALK to End ALS is a fun, family friendly event that occurs across the country in more than 90 WALK locations across Canada. Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS. Every dollar you raise as a walker goes to provide equipment, support services, education for the ALS Community, and fund research to find a cure. 
 
There are a variety of volunteer positions available during this event, please contact the Community Lead for more details.

Volunteers at Matheson Creek Camp Midhurst   Barrie 
Communities Connecting for Children, Matheson Creek Camp
Midhurst - At Matheson Creek Camp on Gill Road

Looking for dedicated enthusiastic people that enjoy the natural environment of our camp. 

Matheson Creek Camp Volunteers can be involved in various activities including :

  • General Labour
  • Trail maintenance
  • Teamwork Days at camp for special projects/events
  • Wood cutting & splitting for sites
  • Site maintenance
  • Fund Raising activities
  • Marketing assistance
  • Working at Bingo as a volunteer 2 hours per month
  • Grass cutting with provided equipment
  • Constuction Projects
  • Site spring Cleaning and fall closing activities
  • Board Member volunteer positions 
  • Students requiring volunteer hours for school welcome