Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Join Families For Change

If you and your family are concerned about climate change and pollution, 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 F4C summer program can take as much or as little time as you and your family have to devote to it. Your family can choose from a list of about 15 tasks, that you can do at your own time and pace.
To get started: Click Here

Families For Change Link

Volunteer Opportunity

Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today

Follow this link to do a shoreline cleanup process suggestion that incorporates physical/social distancing, and helps GBF and partners identify sources of litter so that we can mitigate them from polluting the shorelines and risking the health of the aquatic ecosystem.

Click on this link to get started: Shoreline cleanups.

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

https://georgianbayforever.org/microplastics-impacts/

To learn more about cleanups from last year, visit this link

https://georgianbayforever.org/GBF-shoreline-clean-up-summary/

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/

Microfiber plastics

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.

Rushing Water

Volunteer Opportunity

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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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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