Please note that volunteering activities are temporarily suspended.

Volunteering with the Éco-quartier NDG

The Éco-quartier NDG’s mission is to make Notre-Dame-de-Grâce a greener and healthier neighbourhood. We help members of the community to improve the environmental quality of the neighbourhood as we focus on four fields of action:

Ecological waste management | Cleanliness | Beautification | Nature in the city

Volunteers contribute to the Éco-quartier NDG’s mission by participating in activities from these four fields and various other tasks.

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To get in touch

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us:

514-486-2727|benevoles.econdg@gmail.com

To get involved

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Fill out our Volunteer Registration Form
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Have you already volunteered with us?

Please take a minute to participate in a short and anonymous Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

Ecological management of residual materials

Maintenance of the community composters

MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMUNITY COMPOSTERS

FREQUENCY: Flexible schedule, as a team or alone, recurring volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: Our two community composters serve residents of buildings comprising nine units and more without access to the municipal food waste collection, and they require weekly maintenance visit.

TASKS: The maintenance includes mixing the organic matters and making sure the surroundings are clean.

Community compost sifting

COMMUNITY COMPOST SIFTING

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: Members of the community composters bring their organic residues to turn them into compost. Every year, once the compost is ready, then it’s time to harvest it!

TASKS: Volunteers sift the formed compost and then bag it, and repeat until the compartment is empty.
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Door to door

DOOR TO DOOR

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team, recurring volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: In an effort to increase the quality and quantity of materials sent for recycling, we meet residents in apartment buildings to inform them about good recycling practices and to answer their questions.

TASKS: Volunteers go door-to-door to raise awareness about recycling.
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Bin patrol

BIN PATROL

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team or alone, recurring volunteering

DESCRIPTION: We need volunteers to check bins for contaminants and issue courtesy notes. These notes are a friendly reminder of what items don’t go in the bin, to increase the quality of the food waste and recycling collections.

TASKS: Volunteers patrol the neighborhood, check recycling or food waste bins, and hand out courtesy notes as needed.
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Cleanliness

Community cleanup

COMMUNITY CLEANUP

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team, occasional volunteering

DESCRIPTION: Take part in the various community clean-ups that Eco-quartier NDG organizes to clean our common space, our neighborhood! Come out and bring along your spring-cleaning attitude, we’ll provide all necessary material.

TASKS: We pick up trash and remove old posters.

Cigarette butt cleanup

CIGARETTE BUTT CLEANUP

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: This activity is similar to a community cleanup, but this one targets cigarette butts exclusively. Cigarette butts are the most littered item on earth. Let’s do our part, in our neighborhood!

TASKS: We collect and count cigarette butts, and we reach out to smokers to find solutions on how to dispose of them better. Volunteers can also make suggestions as to the best places to install public ashtrays.

Beautification

Flower distribution for groups

FLOWER DISTRIBUTION FOR GROUPS

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team, annual activity

DESCRIPTION: Every year, the Eco-quartier NDG distributes flowers to apartment buildings, daycares, churches, and other groups in order to beautify the neighborhood.

TASKS: Volunteers welcome residents, prepare and hand out flowers, and carry other related tasks.

Flower distribution for residents

FLOWER DISTRIBUTION FOR RESIDENTS

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, as a team or alone, annual activity.

DESCRIPTION: Every year, the Éco-quartier NDG distributes flowers, compost, and mulch to residents of the neighborhood. We are looking for volunteers to help us make sure everything runs smoothly.

TASKS: Volunteers welcome residents, prepare and hand out flowers, and carry other related tasks.

Parklet maintenance

PARKLET MAINTENANCE

FREQUENCY: Flexible schedule, as a team or alone, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: Parklets are public spaces that offer residents the opportunity to take a break and enjoy the neighborhood. There are flower boxes that need planting, and the wood needs to be stained each year.

TASKS: Volunteers help us keep the parklets in good condition by making sure they are clean, and by arranging and maintaining the planters.

Nature in the city

Pollinator garden maintenance

POLLINATOR GARDEN MAINTENANCE

FREQUENCY: Fixed or flexible schedule, as a team or alone, occasional or recurring volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: Our pollinator garden needs regular maintenance to keep in shape!

TASKS: We pick up leaves and other green waste accumulated on the ground, and we remove weeds in order to clear the paths and the flowerbeds.

Promotion and others

Poster distribution

POSTER DISTRIBUTION

FREQUENCY: Flexible schedule, as a team or alone, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: We rely heavily on newsletters and social media to share our activities and services, but we also print posters and leaflets : we need volunteers to disperse them across the neighborhood.

TASKS: Help us advertise our activities and services by putting up flyers on local bulletin boards.
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Graphic design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

FREQUENCY: Flexible schedule, remote work, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: Attention, creative minds: we need your help! Whether you are a student, an expert or if graphic design is a hobby, let us know!

TASKS: We need assistance for tasks such as infographic design and layout of pamphlets and posters.
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Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHER

FREQUENCY: Fixed or flexible schedule, as a team or alone, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: If you have talents or an interest in photography or filming, as well as photo/video editing, let us know!

TASKS: We regularly need photos to add to our image bank and videos to capture our activities and events on the fly.
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Kiosks

KIOSK

FREQUENCY: Fixed schedule, alone or as a team, occasional volunteering.

DESCRIPTION: We hold kiosks in various places, and as part of a larger event. They are an occasion to reach out to people and inform them about our upcoming activities and the services we provide.

TASKS: Volunteers represent our organization at kiosks and use the opportunity to introduce our organization and share information about our services.