Green Team Litter Leader

Who We Are

Green Teams of Canada’s (GTC) mission is to connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship. GTC’s focus is on people and currently organizes invasive plant removals, native species plantings and litter cleanups, though is not limited to these activities. GTC:

  • Facilitates meaningful connections between people
  • Connects community members to nature
  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Supports the development of skills
  • Empowers people
  • Raises environmental awareness
  • Encourages an environmental ethic that leads to responsible environmental behaviour (e.g. engagement in conservation)

Who We Are Looking For

10-20 volunteers (8-12 for the Lower Mainland Green Team, 6-8 for the Greater Victoria Green Team) who will lead groups of people at a minimum of 2 Green Team litter cleanups between now and Dec 2024. Additional opportunities to lead will be available in 2025 and beyond. 

We are looking for Green Team Litter Leaders who are: 

  • Passionate about the environment and community
  • Positive, outgoing, energetic and have the ability to keep people motivated 
  • Responsible, reliable and very safety conscious
  • Have a good sense of direction and are capable of following maps
  • Effective and concise communicators
  • Keen to develop new skills sets and produce quality work
  • Excited to take quality photos and videos of community members in action
  • Organized and great with sticking to a timeline
  • Independent, sees what needs to get done and does it

* BONUS – Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR.

We are looking for two different types of leaders: 

  • Primary Green Team Litter Leader (reiterates key parts of safety talk to smaller groups, leads round of introductions, leads the front of group)

  • Secondary Green Team Litter Leader (supports the Primary, stays at the back of group to ensure no one falls behind)

If you don’t fit all the above and have interest in this opportunity, we invite you to apply anyway! 


  • Lead a group of 5-20 community members along designated routes in at least 2 litter cleanups that will run between June and December 2024
  • Reiterate key parts of safety talk and lead round of introductions of group members (Primary Green Team Litter Leader) 
  • Supervise and keep group members safe throughout litter clean up activities 
  • Ensure community members feel welcome and are having a positive, fun experience
  • Use own phone/camera to take quality photos and videos of everyone in action
  • Share photos and videos taken on the same day of the activity
  • Assist with set up and take down at the activity

Why Be a Green Team Litter Leader?

Green Team Litter Leaders will:

  • Contribute to taking care of the environment and empower others to do the same
  • Receive training and support on how to be an effective community leader
  • Gain hands-on experience leading a group of people in making a tangible environmental impact
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Receive a volunteer/reference letter on request
  • Receive a certificate outlining their completed training and leadership once they’ve attended a minimum of 2 litter cleanups
  • Feel good about the positive impact they are making!

Time Commitment

12.5+ hours spread out between June-December 2024. Exact hours depend on the number of litter cleanups attended (minimum of 2 required) and timing depends on litter cleanup schedule. Expected breakdown of hours:

  • 1-2 hrs virtual Green Team Litter Leader training session (completed once)

  • 20-45 min virtual training for each of the specific activities you will help lead

  • 5-6 hrs on the day of a litter cleanup
    • 1 hr in person training (only needs to be completed once)
    • 45 mins help with setting up
    • 3.25 hrs litter cleanup activity
    • 30 min help with packing up
    • 10-30 min to share photos and videos

How to Apply

If you feel this volunteer position is a great fit, we would love to hear from you!

Please complete the application form for the Green Team you would like to be a Litter Leader for:

Lower Mainland Green Team

Greater Victoria Green Team

We kindly ask that applicants please fill out an application form above and that you do not phone. If you have any questions:

For the Lower Mainland Green Team email:

For the Greater Victoria Green Team email:

Applicants who move forward in the recruitment process will be emailed

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest!