Make a difference, become a volunteer!
Volunteers are vital to our organization and the more volunteers we have to help, the more positive impact we can make in the community. We always welcome volunteers to help support us in carrying out our duties. All interested individuals, including residents from the watershed and the City of Charlottetown can find a way to contribute. We could use help in many areas, such as public relations, youth programs, newsletter design, events and advertisement, legal advice, and watershed watchers (people who are out and about in the watershed and could advise us of any fish kills, garbage or other harmful events or activities). We have prepared a more complete list of volunteer opportunities, and interested individuals can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Potential volunteers can choose to contribute whatever amount of time they wish, from one volunteer event now and then, to working with our board and staff on a project or issue of particular interest, or even joining our board.
High School Students
Are you a high school student with an interest in the environment? Students can volunteer with our group and have their hours count toward the Community Service Bursary Program. Students get funding for post-secondary education for every hour that is volunteered – a win-win! The government has detailed information about this program, including application forms online:
Some of our most dedicated board members and volunteers are retired people with a wealth of experience, and the spare time to get involved in the community. While many of our projects involve field work, there are plenty of behind the scenes projects that a volunteer can complete from the comfort of their own home.
Some Recent Volunteer Events
- Tree planting in local parks – June 13, 2015 in Brackley commons and June 20, 2015 in Grand Tracadie.
- Shoreline cleanup in coordination with the PEI Aquaculture Alliance on June 26, 2014.
- Tree planting at the Union Road pumping station property in association with the City of Charlottetown on June 14, 2014.
- Shoreline cleanup as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in September 2013.