Volunteer Opportunties

We are a Community Association that is entirely dependent on volunteer efforts to achieve our goals. We are always in need of volunteers, to help with projects, special events, fund raising and any fun activities that benefit the local community.

Community Hall

Description: The Burritt's Rapids Community Association is always in need of volunteers to help care for and maintain the historic Community Hall. Lend a hand, if you can - cleaning, clearing, painting, etc.

When: Any time

Contact: Inge - 269-2850 or grenville16@gmail.com

Brassil Creek - Stream Watch

Description: The City Stream Watch program was initiated in 2003 by the Heron Park Community Association, Ottawa Flyfishers Society, Rideau Roundtable, National Defense Headquarters Fish and Game Club, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the City of Ottawa. The goal of the program is to collect valuable environmental information on twenty-two streams. The field work for the program is carried out with volunteers from the community to ensure streams are respected and valued natural features of the communities through which they flow. This year, City Stream Watch is surveying Brassil’s Creek. Here are some of the projects you can be involved with:

  • Training workshops for stream surveys
  • Fish sampling and identification
  • Stream assessments (ongoing from June – September)
  • Stream cleanups to rid streams of non-natural garbage and debris, if needed

At the end of 2010, a final report will be written based on the work done over the field season. This is a great chance for people to come out and enjoy Brassil’s Creek! High school students can count their volunteer time towards their required volunteer hours.

When: Summer 2010

Where: citystreamwatch@rvca.ca

Contact: Julia Sutton 613-692-3571 x.1180

Hydro Micro-Generation Project Committee

Description: If you are interested in working on the Hydro Project Committee, please contact Mary Hegan, Hydro Project Chair.

Contact: mhegan@ripnet.com

Greening Project Volunteer

Description: Contact Fairlie Ellis, Greening Project Co-Chair, to find out how you can get involved with the maintenance, upkeep and improvements to the various public spaces in our community

Contact: fairlie.ellis@xplornet.com