Become a Volunteer

“Never doubt that a small group of committed, thoughtful individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that has.”
Margaret Mead

Why Participate?

Volunteer and help protect Orillia and the World from Climate Change.

Thank you for considering joining Sustainable Orillia as a volunteer. Your participation as a volunteer provides three crucial benefits to our movement:

First of all, it expands the movement. Your personal participation provides more might, greater recognition and support for our overarching goal – which is essentially to save the planet, starting with Orillia.

Secondly, you help ensure that things get done. Projects, programs and messages get delivered. By giving some of your time to a sector committee or to a project or event, you are playing a vital role in getting our message out and expanding our reach across the community.

And thirdly, it’s the right thing to do. This is a critical cause, one that has impact for everyone – now and into the future. If you want to avoid the encroaching consequences of climate change, then please get involved. Ultimately, everyone’s participation will be needed.

Participating can be as simple as signing a petition or writing letters to your local government representatives – letting them know how important this cause is to you and your family.

Or you may choose to get more involved – take a more hands-on role, perhaps on a sector team, or offer your time, services and talent to the Board. There is a wide range of volunteering options listed below.

For more information on any of the opportunities or to let us know how you would like to share your time and talents with us, please click on the link and fill in the form below.

Group of volunteer forming huddles in park

How You Can Participate

In addition to playing a key role in helping Sustainable Orillia expand this critical movement across our community, volunteering for Sustainable Orillia is an opportunity to learn more, first-hand, about the climate change crisis and to participate in doing your bit with like-minded neighbours and friends. Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to welcoming you to our Sustainable Orillia Team.

Sustainable Orillia welcomes volunteers for the following activities, among others:

  • Participation on Sector Committees
  • Project Development (design and implementation of projects)
  • Research (including attending seminars/webinars)
  • Representation – attending functions and partner-events on behalf of Sustainable Orillia
  • Organizing and/or providing support for events
  • Fundraising
  • Grant applications – writing and research
  • Social Media and Communications work – writers, media savvy and technical skills needed
  • Information Technology
  • Graphic Design

If you have an area of expertise, a special talent , a good idea or some new information on addressing the climate crisis that you feel would be helpful to the sustainability movement in Orillia, please contact us.

We want to hear from you and look forward to working with you on this critical challenge.