Volunteer Work Parties

Help improve your environment and community while connecting with like-minded people.  Consider being a volunteer weed warrior, litter picker or tree planter – we could use your help.

Join one of our Community Work Parties in one of our local parks organized by our Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.  Find details of upcoming dates in our current Activity Guide in the Adult Section. 

Or organize you're own Work Party and we will support you...

Volunteer Work Party Application Form

Work Party Requirements…

  • Minimum of two weeks notice
  • Must have at least 6 people (12yrs+ unless approved by City Staff)
  • 2 to 4 hour time commitment per work party

Type of work party preference:

Request for Work Party Tote or individual items, please check:

Note: all items will be sanitized before pick up, but please considering bring your own gloves or tools if you have them

Select:

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Work Party Garbage Disposal Options: City of Nanaimo Parks’ Staff will pick up garbage left in or beside the garbage bins at the location of your work party.  Visit the Collection Schedules Waste Wizard on the City of Nanaimo’s website or Recycle-What Goes Where on the Regional District of Nanaimo site for options on disposal of materials you might collect during your work party.  For items that are non-recyclable, contact the Solid Waste Services Department at 250-390-4111 or email zerowaste@rdn.bc.ca, to arrange for waived fees for larger items taken to the Regional Landfill. 

Please follow appropriate safety procedure when encounter any item that is able to cut or penetrate the skin.

  • If not comfortable with removing the item, please mark and contact the Parks Maintenance Yard at 250-755-7515.
  • If removing, carry Sharps Container and tongs back to area of item. Never touch the sharp object or item of concern with anything other than tongs.
  • Put Sharps Container on the ground. Never hold the container while inserting sharp object into container.
  • Carefully pick up the sharp object with the tongs and drop into the sharps container. Do not force it in.
  • If sharps container is half full, contact the Parks Maintenance Yard at 250-755-7515 for disposal.  
Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.

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Parks, Recreation & Culture Department 250-756-5200
parksandrecreation@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: October 21, 2021

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