Our Volunteers

Featured Volunteer

Who?
Josephine Lau    

How long have you been volunteering at Earthroots?
I have been volunteering with Earthroots since 2009.

What have you done with Earthroots?
I have been involved with the Southern Ontario campaign.  Mainly, I attempt to contact the Planning Departments of various municipalities to obtain information and documents concerning the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Greenbelt, and the Niagara Escarpment.

What are your favourite pastimes?
I enjoy reading and eating.  

What is your favourite food?
Desserts and sweets… yum!

What is your most memorable volunteer experience?
I would have to say being on hold for half an hour then being passed off to someone else… only to be on hold once again.  I also enjoyed the learning experience that volunteering here at Earthroots has offered me.

 

Volunteer Profile

Who?
Seema Chandroga

How long have you been volunteering at Earthroots?
I have been volunteering at Earthroots since 2008.

What have you done with Earthroots?
I have helped out with various office duties such as data entry, research, mailings, filing and photocopying, etc.  I have also assisted with various special events and fundraisers.


What are your favourite pastimes?
Some of my favourite pastimes include volunteering and reading.

What is your favourite food?
I do like candy...

What is your most memorable volunteer experience?
There isn't really one - I enjoy coming into the office to help out with various tasks and I also enjoy helping out at fundraisers and special events - can't wait for the next one!

 

Volunteer Profile

Who?
Linda Marie Bird, DOB - September 7th,1949.

How long have you been volunteering at Earthroots?
Just over three years!

What have you done with Earthroots?
I have done data-entry, Wilderness Defenders email list maintenance, and my favourite – folding action alerts and stuffing envelopes for the weekly mailing!

What are your favourite pastimes?
I love to walk - especially by a lake or the ocean, and just sit and watch the water.  I believe this is the most calming and settling thing anybody can do.  I also love doing crafts (card-making), dancing, listening to music, watching old movies and painting.

What is your favourite food?
I like most foods but don't feed me any kind of peppers or coconut!  My very favourite foods are fish, seafood and veggies - especially the green ones.  When I eat out I love to go to a nice English pub, but if I am feeling adventurous I go for Japanese or Vietnamese.

What is your most memorable volunteer experience?
This is less of a one-time memorable experience, but the people involved in Earthroots’ volunteer program and their immense dedication to their beliefs and what the organization is all about – that’s the experience I enjoy the most when volunteering here.  Every time I come to Earthroots it’s like coming to visit a relative from out of town.

 

 

Volunteering at Earthroots

canoes.jpg (25365 bytes)Earthroots is a small effective organization that operates on a relatively small budget. We could not achieve our goals without the support we receive from volunteers. There is often more work to do than we can get done on our own!

Earthroots welcomes volunteers in a number of different capacities:

  • Community outreach,

  • Distributing Earthroots information materials at events and among friends,

  • General office help,

  • Participating in demonstrations and peaceful civil disobedience protests,

  • Campaign research and support.

The success of the Temagami blockades and all of our activist work would have never been possible without the hundreds of volunteers who provided technical, moral and financial support. Organizing demonstrations, providing transportation, tabling at community events and helping send out newsletters and tax receipts to our members are only a few ways in which we benefit from the dedication of many individuals.

Join the Wilderness Defenders!

Please fill out the form to the right to add your name to our contact list for volunteer opportunities with Earthroots.