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 18, 2020, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge

Volunteer Training Session: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Maple Ridge Library, Fraser Room (2nd Floor)

Questions? Contact Kara, our Volunteer Coordinator, at edvolunteers@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 17 (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.

 

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! NOTE: We encourage online registration to reduce paper. If you wish to print & fill out your form by hand, there is a link at the bottom of this webpage.
  • 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
 

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.”

Click to download ED 2020 Volunteer Registration Form – Downloadable Version