Make friends and join people across your region who care about defending nature & building sustainable community.

Volunteers play an essential role in defending nature & building sustainable community. Volunteers do this in many different ways such as deep engagement canvassing, fundraising, event planning, delivering food baskets, data entry and more!

Training is always provided, making this a great way to learn new skills and be a part of collective action. 

Current volunteer opportunities

Can't find your perfect role?

Talk with us about something you’d like to do! Volunteers take on many different roles. You can be: 

A Fundraiser:

As a non-profit, donations and fundraising is an important part of keeping campaigns going. Help raise money by organizing a fundraiser. Or support one of our annual fundraisers such as the electric bike raffle, the ski movie night or membership drive, gift and food deliveries. 

A Deep Engagement Canvasser:

Deep engagement canvassing changes hearts and minds on the most polarizing issues. We are having meaningful conversations over the phone and at the doors about collective action on climate change and the transition to 100% renewable energy, learning our neighbours hopes and fears, and connecting on our shared community values. Join our team and have the most meaningful conversations of your life. 

A Data Monkey:

Helping us build support and communicating with the community by entering new supporters into our database. Data entry is underrated, and so valued! No experience needed, valuable skills developed.

Social media Assistant: 

We use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Neighbours United blog to connect with our supporters. If you have ideas for content, growing our following or are interested in writing a blog post let us know. 

A Community Educator:

Help us build community! Neighbours United volunteers attend many community events to share information and collect support on hot issues. 

A Phone Banker:

At key moments in our campaigns, we need to hit the phones. This is a very effective strategy to connect with neighbours and it’s incredibly rewarding. For example, in the 2015 federal election, volunteers made ten thousand of Get Out to Vote calls and helped our supporters cast their votes.

A Knowledge Philanthropist:

Do you have a skill, experience or knowledge you can share? Some people volunteer in specific roles related to their skill base. For example, a graphic designer helps us to create promotional material, and a handyman helps us fix things around the office. Let us know what your skills are and how you would like to contribute. Maybe you have experience organizing, writing, managing social media, the possibilities are endless!

 

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Jul
6
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Jul
13
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Jul
20
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Jul
27
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Aug
3
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Aug
10
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Aug
17
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Aug
24
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Aug
31
Wed
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weekly Deep Canvass Training & Phone Bank for Climate Action! @ Online

We are the first group in Canada, and the first group anywhere, to develop a long term deep canvass on climate and energy. Since 2020, our amazing team of volunteers have had over 1000 transformational conversations with our neighbours about meaningful climate action. Learn skills in storytelling and compassionate curiosity and sign up for a training & phone bank today. By sharing vulnerable stories and truly getting at the emotional heart of the issues that divide us, we can overcome polarization and prejudice, and build a people powered climate movement.

Volunteering Continues!

Most of our volunteering now happens online. Although some programs do not have online alternatives such as Farms to Friends Delivery. For any in-person volunteering the following protocols will be followed:

Please read before gathering and let us know if you have any questions. Everyone’s safety is our priority.

  • Do not come if you feel sick.
  • Please do not feel pressure to attend if you are worried about safety
  • Neighbours United will provide hand sanitizer
  • Everyone will need to stay 2 meters apart
  • Since we are only meeting in outdoor spaces masks are optional. If you would like to wear a mask but don’t have access to one, then let us know and I can help you find one
  • For any reason, if volunteers are going into an indoor space mask are mandatory as well as hand sanitizing before and after.
  • If you are carpooling it is mandatory that everyone wears masks in the car and sanitize hands.
  • Please no passing around of food or objects unless they have been sanitized. 
  • Be aware that everyone has different levels of comfort around COVID. Please be respectful of that. 
  • While meeting as Neighbours United volunteers let’s be role models in the community and follow all the recommendations above.
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