Volunteers are the driving force behind Ecology Ottawa

Ecology Ottawa is volunteer-driven. That means what we get done gets done mostly by volunteers, and because volunteers have helped decide on Ecology Ottawa’s priorities.

We depend on volunteers to get the word out, organize events, research innovative solutions to urban environmental problems, and help with our database. Together, we can make a big difference – a small contribution of your time can go a long way! 


Pick an opportunity from the list below and e-mail the team lead to begin the onboarding process!

  • Do you want to be part of Ottawa's largest community-led science project ? We are looking for volunteers to help us with air quality monitoring, social media, and data management.
    • You get to learn about local air quality and help identify causes of pollution;
    • You get to choose the dates and times of your participation;
    • You get to support well-informed actions and bring the topic of air quality to a wider audience, including city councillors and city staff! 

      Sign up to volunteer for the 2021 Breathe Easy Campaign by clicking here

  • Are you ready to green-up your community? We are searching for volunteers to help us with our upcoming Tree Distribution Events!
    • You get to meet like-minded people;
    • You get to learn how to care for baby trees;
    • You get to have fun while supporting Ottawa's future tree canopy!

Email [email protected]

  • Do you have a keen eye for graphic design? We are looking for volunteers to help us create images to share with our supporters.
    • You get to be creative;
    • You get to help us spread the word about our programs;
    • You get to inspire people with your designs!

      Email [email protected]

  • Are you passionate about biodiversity? We are looking for volunteers to help us run our online event series that raises awareness about our Biodiversity Campaign.
    • You get to learn about biodiversity and take action;
    • You get to see what goes on behind-the-scenes of our online events;
    • You get to meet like-minded people and become a biodiversity champion!

      Email [email protected]


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