Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity- Parry Sound Area

Help us prove that we can reduce tiny plastic microfibers from getting into Georgian Bay .

GBF, thanks to RBC Foundation support, is looking for 100 more permanent resident volunteers in the Parry Sound area to volunteer for a FREE washing machine filter and participate in the sample collection for the study, Divert and Capture: The fight to keep microplastics out of our water.

If you qualify, you will be helping to divert microfibre plastics that come off your clothes during the laundering process from polluting the water, and impacting the health of the aquatic ecosystem.

More information on qualifying: Click here.

If you believe you qualify, please either:
1. Visit Brooke during Jan 6 to 10 at RBC Branch, 1 Pine Drive, Parry Sound from 9.30 am to 5pm and sign up
OR
2. Please email brooke.harrison@gbf.org with your contact information and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link:
https://georgianbayforever.org/microplastics-impacts/

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Volunteer Position

Families For Change Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Location: Work is mostly done by remotely from your own preferred location, but being in the Greater Toronto area or in Eastern or Southern Georgian Bay will be important on occasion.

Optimal Time Commitment –4-5hours a week for 9 months.

Excellent resume-building experience for a future marketer, project manager, or community activist.

Help Georgian Bay Forever recruit and engage families who live, work and play in, on and around Georgian Bay –the sixth Great Lake -to participate in Families for Change (F4C), a new program designed to educate people about climate change and steps they can take to help combat the effects of climate change and other pollution on the Bay.

To learn more about this volunteer position, visit this link

https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/F4C_Volunteer-Job-Description_Website1.pdf

If you are interested in applying, please email info@gbf.org with a short description of relevant experience and information about you.

Families For Change

Volunteer program – Families For Change

If you and your family are concerned about climate change, plastic pollution and wetland health, but don’t really know where to start, Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) has a program for you. It’s called Families For Change (F4C).

How does it work?

It’s entirely up to your family. GBF’s new F4C program can take as much or as little time as you and your family have to devote to it. The program we put together is summer-themed, but there are still some options for your family to consider. It provided families the ability to choose from 49 tasks in 4 different categories or y focus on one or two. The categories include: clean up your shorelines (still available), improve daily choices (still relevant), choose fashion that matters (still relavant), and preserve wetlands (some still relevant).
  • Please download the PDF of the summer F4C task list here: at this link
  • And/or contact email info@gbf.org with subject line: F4C next task list - and we will send it to you when it is ready.
  • Volunteer Opportunity

    Volunteer to take water quality samples!

    A partner of GBF on water quality, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) has identified a need for more volunteers in monitoring nutrients along eastern Georgian Bay. Nutrient monitoring refers to total phosphorus (TP) monitoring, as it is the nutrient that controls the growth of algae and most living biota in the aquatic environment. In order to collect TP in a single database, cottagers and associations are encouraged to get involved in the provincial Lake Partner Program (LPP) to help monitor the health of their waterbody. To date, there are 600 volunteers sampling at over 800 sites; there are at least 40 additional sites that could help scientific understanding of nutrients in eastern Georgian Bay. If your association has questions or would like further information, please contact David Bywater, program coordinator at conservation@gbbr.ca or 705.774.0978.

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    Volunteer Opportunty

    Join a Georgian Bay Forever committee. Devote your time and skills to helping protect the water of Georgian Bay.

    Learn about our committees.
    Contact heather.sargeant@gbf.org if you are interested in volunteering, and which committee. You will be connected with the committee chair, who will be pleased to talk with you about what's involved.

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    Volunteer Opportunity

    Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today

    The #GBFTrashTeam will be happy to assist facilitating shoreline cleanups around Georgian Bay.

    Have a site in mind around Georgian Bay where you've noticed shoreline litter? Contact Brooke to organize a clean up today and/or register today for a clean up near you by emailing brooke.harrison@gbf.org with your contact information and the site you would like to clean up! We are helping to facilitate fall and winter cleanups.

    To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link

    https://georgianbayforever.org/shoreline-clean-ups/

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    Volunteer Opportunty

    Fight Invasive Phragmites this summer that are harming wetlands and habitat, in your local area of Georgian Bay .

    To find a community leader near you, contact brooke.harrison@gbf.org or check out this link of local leaders and volunteer to help a cut.

    Learn more about Phragmites.

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