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Volunteer with Living Green Barrie

In Agriculture
May 10th, 2023

Release from Living Green Barrie


Deliver Door Hangers

Get some fresh air, exercise, and volunteer hours! We need volunteers to help us deliver door hangers to a few neighbourhoods in Barrie and Oro-Medonte. We like to let the neighbours know that we will be planting trees in parks near their homes and hope to involve as many as possible. This is an ideal opportunity for pairs of people, including students. You do not have to be available for all delivery dates. We will need door hangers dropped off on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 4th, 2023 (Barrie)
  • Sunday, May 7th, 2023 (Barrie)
  • Monday, May 15th, 2023 (Barrie)
  • Friday, May 19th, 2023 (Oro-Medonte)
  • Friday, May 26th, 2023 (Barrie)


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Plant Trees with Us

Our climate action for May is ‘Plant Trees’ and we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved and take action on climate change! Help us reach our goal of planting 10,000 trees for Barrie. So far we have planted 4492 trees.

Tree Planting Dates:

Sat. May 6th 10:00 am @ Pringle Park, Barrie

Tues. May 9th | 3:30-4:30pm @ Donald St. Park, Barrie

Wed. May 17th | 3:30-4:30 pm @ Coronation Park, Barrie

Tues. May 23rd | 12:00-3:00 pm @ Bayview Memorial Park, Hawkestone

Tues. May 30th | 3:30-4:30 pm @ Chalmers Park, Barrie

Living Green Tree Planting FAQ’s

Q:Can I bring my kids to your tree planting events?

A: Yes, absolutely! We want to teach people of all ages how to properly plant a tree so it will grow to maturity. Please ensure that all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Please bring water in your reusable water bottle, gardening gloves (we can provide them for anyone that doesn’t have gloves), dress for the weather, and wear sturdy closed-toe footwear. We provide shovels for digging and buckets for mulching and watering. If you bring your own shovel, please make sure it is marked with your name on it.

Q: Do you plant in the rain?

A: Yes! The trees LOVE that extra drink from the rain. We only cancel tree plantings  in the event of thunder and lightning or other hazardous weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation, we will send an email to all registered participants.

Q: Do I need to register?

A: Yes, please! Having participants register ahead of time allows us to plan accordingly for the planting event and get a hold of participants if necessary.

We Need Bingo Volunteers

Did you know that we are a charitable partner with Delta Bingo and Gaming Barrie | Barrie Bingo Sponsors Association? We receive a portion of funds raised at Bingo for every shift our volunteers work. Our shifts are usually every other Wednesday night from 8:00-10:00 pm. All volunteers must be 18+. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us!

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We like to think of ourselves as a small but mighty environmental charity. Our funding comes from sponsors, grants, fundraisers, and donors like you. If you would like to help us reach our goal of planting 10,000 trees and help us grow our environmental programs, but are short on time, please consider making a donation today.

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