Earth Day Volunteer Page
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!! Celebrate Earth Day is one of our community’s largest, most popular festivals, and volunteers make it happen! Individuals, families, business teams…anyone can help out!
Note: Volunteers under the age of 18 require Parental Consent. In addition, volunteers under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of their shift.
Event Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, April 3, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Maple Ridge Library, Fraser Room (2nd Floor)
Questions? Contact Kara, our Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Ongoing/Organizing Support – Roles and tasks involved with everything that has to happen before Event Day. Great choice if you are interested in the planning, administrating, and promoting of community festivals and are keen to meet and work with local leaders.
Lead-up Activities – Some activities in the weeks leading up to Earth Day will need extra volunteers. Check with us for the latest opportunities:
April 12 (Friday), 4:00 – 7:00pm – Family Freecycle Drop-Off Event in front of the ACT
Event Day has 3 components: Site Prep/Set-up, The Event, Tear-Down/Wrap-Up. Help for an hour, or stay for the day! Many volunteers choose multiple 2-hour shifts, for a variety of jobs plus a break to enjoy the festival!
Site Prep/Set-Up, 8:00 – 10:00am
The early birds get us ready to go and set for the day!
Certified Traffic Controllers – Have specific training, are the only ones permitted to direct moving vehicles.
Barricade Monitors – Allow authorized vehicles through barricades, provide info, keep barricades in place.
Food/Beverage Pick-Up – Team of 2 gathers our goodies around 8am. Car and valid Driver’s Licence required.
Unloaders – Help festival participants and organizers with unloading their gear and equipment.
Set-Up Teams – Site marking, tent set up, weights, tables, chairs, specific activity zones, signs, flags, etc.
Coordinator Assistants – Direct help for our Site Manager and Event Coordinator in any capacity needed.
Event Central & Volunteer Station Assistants – Help run both the public info and volunteer sign-in areas.
During The Event, 10:00am – 2:00pm
It’s GO time, folks, and there’s oh so much to do!
Certified Traffic Controllers & Barricade Monitors – Jobs continue as above, volunteers usually rotate.
Coordinator Assistants & Event Central – Jobs continue as above, helping Coordinators with their jobs.
Film/Photo Assistants – Assist our photographer and videographer with equipment, shelter, whatever they need.
Zero Waste/Food Court – Ensure waste and recycling is correctly sorted at the Zero Waste Stations, the event site is clear of litter, and the food court area is clean & tidy.
Runners/Floaters – General presence, fill-in for absences, relay messages, take on tasks as needs arise.
Activity Helpers – Assist with Earth Day activities – Family Freecycle, Tinkerbell Corner, Cycle Recycle, and more as requests for help come in!
Tear-Down/Wrap-up, 2:00 – 4:00pm
What went up must come down and we leave the site better than we found it!
Loaders – Help participants and organizers load their tents and gear.
Tear-Down Teams – Take down tents, weights, tables, chairs, etc. Organize all equipment for proper return.
Clean Up Crews – Wipe down/pick up/tidy up the event grounds, Volunteer Station, Family Freecycle Room, and all other activity zones.
About the theme…
Earth Day 2019 & 2020 Theme: “Healthy Community, Healthy Self”
What is a healthy community? Why are some doctors prescribing nature visits & art activities to increase wellness? How can volunteering and helping others also improve your personal health? How do we stay human in an ever-advancing technological world? Both Earth Day 2019 & 2020 will explore these and other questions as we focus on different aspects of the theme “Healthy Community, Healthy Self.”
2019: “Invest in Your Community: Linking Mental, Social, & Economic Health”
“Someone else will take care of it.” What if that someone is YOU? Join the hundreds of Maple Ridge citizens who volunteer for their community, making a world of difference in so many ways. Creating a sharing economy and working on solutions to community issues such as poverty, food insecurity, and addiction builds connections and can inspire the sense of purpose sometimes needed to pull us out of our own apathy and isolation. Building a healthy community starts with YOU – giving time to your community and taking time for yourself. Join us at Memorial Peace Park in the heart of Maple Ridge on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10am – 2pm. More info on our Facebook Page.