Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunty

Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today

The #GBFTrashTeam will be travelling throughout various locations around Georgian Bay.

While it is encouraged to bring your own CLEAR garbage bags, gloves and pickers, GBF will supply these items for volunteers.

Register today for a clean up near you by emailing cassie.weston@gbf.org with your contact information and the site you would like to clean up!

Have a site in mind around Georgian Bay that isn't listed? Contact Cassie at cassie.weston@gbf.org to organize a clean up today!

1. Collingwood Cleanup
June 30, 2019 10am
Harbourview Park

2. Thornbury Cleanup
Date: To be Determined
Thornbury Harbour & Beach

3. Parry Sound Cleanup
June 29, 2019 10am
Waterfront near Champagne Street

4. Parry Sound Cleanup
July 22, 2019 10am
Waubuno Beach Park

5. Tay Cleanup
July 27, 2019 10am
Mackenzie Beach Park - Victoria Harbour

6. Woods Bay - July 20th (Bay Day) in partnership with the Woods Bay Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

7. South Channel - July 20th (Bay Day) in partnership with the South Channel Association, Woods Bay Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

8. Sans Souci & Copperhead - July 20th (Bay Day) - in partnership with the Sans Souci & Copperhead Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

9. Pointe Au Baril - July 20th (Bay Day) - in partnership with the Pointe au Baril Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

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

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

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Volunteer Opportunity- Town Of Parry Sound

Help us prove that we can reduce tiny plastic microfibers from getting into Georgian Bay .
We are looking for 100+ volunteers from Parry Sound who will volunteer to have a filter installed on their washing machine so that we can track reduction of plastic microfibers from laundering your clothes getting into Georgian Bay.

If you are interested and are in the Parry Sound area, please contact us at info@gbf.org with the subject title Parry Sound Volunteer.

To qualify, here are 3 simple criteria: 1 page PDF link

To learn more about this project and microfiber pollution, and how you can help, please visit
https://georgianbayforever.org/microplastics-impacts/
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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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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. Your family can choose from 49 tasks in 4 different categories or you can simply focus on one or two. The categories include: clean up your shorelines, improve daily choices, choose fashion that matters, and preserve wetlands.
Is your family competitive? There is even an optional contest your family can enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes from Patagonia.

Please join families making a difference in reducing our collective impacts on the future of the environment. To get started, register at at this link

donation link

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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