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.

Festival Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge

Volunteer Training Session: TBA

Questions? Contact Kara, our Volunteer Coordinator, c/o joy@rmrecycling.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 22 (Friday), 5:00 – 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 Station, 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…

Our 2022 theme, Pathways to a Better Normal, is designed to encourage people to take small, simple steps toward the world they want to create. We will explore pathways into Water & Energy Conservation, Transportation, the Outdoors, and Community. See what idea jumps out at you as something you can fit into your life. Do one thing, then do another.

Sometimes the array of choices or lack of direction can be overwhelming, and many people have struggled through the isolation and mental stress of being in a pandemic for an extended period of time. At times we all need connection, direction, and guidance. Our goal is to help people see the path forward, the way to positive change, one small step at a time.

Click to download the ED2022 – Volunteer Registration Form or fill out the form below

EARTH DAY VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

All Earth Day Volunteers and On-Site Planning Committee Members are required to register. Your registration includes Volunteer information, Agreement of Understanding, Waiver and Parental Consent. Thank you!
  • Volunteer Information

    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.
  • Volunteer Agreement of Understanding

  • Volunteer Waiver and Release of Liability

    By submitting this form online you waive important legal rights. Please read carefully. This agreement must be completed in full before you can take part in volunteering for Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge.
  • Parental Consent for Minor Participant and Indemnity Agreement

    Please fill in this section if the volunteer is under the age of 18