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Volunteer Opportunities – Earth Week

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and make a difference in our community? We’re thrilled to present a plethora of exciting volunteer opportunities that offer you a chance to be part of meaningful projects. Whether you’re passionate about environmental conservation, community development, or technology, there’s a role for you. Check out what’s coming your way: 

• Tree Planting Heroes: Dive into eco-consciousness by planting trees and nurturing the environment. September 30th, October 7th, and October 14th we will be having tree planting events so stay tuned for more information!  

Treasurer Extraordinaire: Manage finances and contribute to our sustainable initiatives.

Youth Representatives: Elevate your voice and engage in essential community delegations. 

Tech Enthusiasts: Collaborate with our GIS Coordinator and explore the world of geospatial technology. 

Policy Shapers: Influence the future by crafting policy briefs for Town and County. 

In-Service Innovators: Enhance municipal and county staff efficiency with your innovative ideas. 

Climate Crusaders: Join hands with us in raising awareness about climate change. 

Water Rangers: Become a guardian of Cobourg’s waterways by conducting tests and preserving our aquatic ecosystems. 

Water Advocates: Lobby for more water refilling stations and promote sustainable hydration.

Creative Minds: Express your creativity by designing eye-catching flyers for various events. 

Farmers Market Supporters: Contribute to local agriculture and community building at farmers markets. 

Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts: Help promote electric vehicles and sustainable transportation at  EV events. 

Community Celebrants: Participate in the joy of community parades like Canada Day. 

Bicycle Team Champions: Play a pivotal role in making our community more bicycle-friendly. These volunteer opportunities represent a diverse range of interests and skills, making it easy for you to find your perfect fit. Plus, you’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for positive change.

All inquiries can be directed to Brenda Picard-Ferris our Volunteer Co-ordinator, at volunteercoordinator@sustainablecobourg.ca. 

We can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey with you! 

Remember, every small effort contributes to a brighter, more sustainable future for our community. Together, we can make a lasting impact.

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