Volunteer with Clean North

Over the years, hundreds of Sault and area youth have helped Clean North divert toxic waste such as styrofoam from our local landfill.

Over the years, hundreds of Sault and area youth have helped Clean North divert toxic waste such as styrofoam from our local landfill. Clean North welcomes volunteers of all ages to help with our many projects and initiatives.

Clean North is a not-for-profit registered charity. We are run entirely by volunteers, which means more of our budget goes directly to keeping Sault Ste. Marie cleaner and healthier.

However, it also means we have an urgent need for volunteers to help run the organization, develop new projects to promote environmental stewardship in our community, help with existing projects, etc. No matter what your skills or interests, it’s likely we can use you! Volunteer opportunities are flexible, and new points of view are always welcome.

We offer volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from children to seniors. We are a leading provider of opportunities for local teens to earn their community services hours.

To volunteer, contact Clean North at volunteer@cleannorth.org, (705) 945-1573.

So are some examples of skills can we use?

  • event organization: volunteer recruitment, publicity, set up, clean up, etc.
  • office administration and customer service
  • bookkeeping
  • computer technology
  • carpentry
  • tree planting/garden maintenance
  • and much more!

What types of projects do we need help with?

Project/event Volunteers needed to: When?
Office administration Staff the office, organize and file information, field customer inquiries, provide technical assistance with computers, etc. Weekdays
Christmas tree recycling Provide customer service at depot First two weeks of January
Compost waste collection Pick up compost from MNR offices and deliver to composting site at Allard Street Community Garden Twice weekly throughout the year
Seedy Saturday (indoor ecology fair and garden seed exchange) Set up, take down, and provide customer service In late February/early March
Allard Street Community Garden: Do landscaping, turn compost pile, take on small construction projects, and maintain the site March-October
Community tree planting Sow seeds and pot, weed, water, and plant trees. February-November
SSM Horticultural Society Plant Sale Set up, take down, and provide customer service One Saturday in May
Community litter cleanup Remove litter at various locations March-November
Rain barrel and bat house Help assemble April-October
Mulch distribution Help the public load Christmas tree mulch into containers and vehicles Half-day events in June and August
Worm composter demonstration Feed and maintain a working vermi-composter at the Clean North office twice weekly throughout the year
Aluminium can recycling Sort cans for deposit-return value December

To volunteer, contact Clean North at volunteer@cleannorth.org, (705) 945-1573.