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Here's your chance to be a part of Canada's Largest Free Music Festival!

Position: Recycling Team Leads
Organization: Sound of Music Festival
Location: Burlington, Ontario

The Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario is seeking hard-working volunteers (age 18+) with a keen interest in sustainability and waste diversion to join our award-winning Eco-Team.

Play a key role in helping our festival maintain its high waste diversion rate from landfill of 91% !


We are looking for dedicated people from the Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton area, who are available to help out on most days of the festival:

  • Saturday, June 8th (afternoon and/or evening)
  • Thursday, June 13th (evening)
  • Friday, June 14th (evening)
  • Saturday, June 15th (afternoon and/or evening)
  • Sunday, June 16th (afternoon and/or evening)

Duties include:

  • Helping train and supervise waste sorting general volunteers in an assigned area of the festival.
  • Helping guide and educate the public on correct sorting of their waste at one of our public sort stations (recycling, composting, garbage).
  • Uncontaminating bins as required.
  • Helping sort bags of waste when time permits.
  • Ensuring area is being kept tidy with no overflowing waste bins.
  • Wheeling full recycle & compost carts away and replacing with empties.
  • Assisting with clean-up and waste hauling back to Eco-Team Headquarters at end of night, or as needed.
  • Attending 1 to 3 evening planning & orientation meetings prior to the festival.

Why get involved?

This is a rewarding, hands-on, eco-action opportunity where you can make an immediate difference, plus gain experience in waste diversion and enhance your supervisory skills.

Previous related experience is an asset, but not essential. We are happy to train suitable applicants, and we offer a supportive team environment, with an emphasis on safety and best work practices.

Please note, this is a volunteer position and no remuneration is provided. Gloves and Eco-Team t-shirt will be provided. Food is provided during festival shifts, plus tons of great live music!

Interested? Contact us!

Please e-mail our Eco-Team Chair (Dave) at  if interested or would like to learn more. Kindly mention this GoodWork ad in your e-mail, along with any relevant experience, qualifications, and why you'd be interested in joining our Eco-Team.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Sound of Music Festival is an annual, volunteer-driven, rock music festival held in downtown Burlington, Ontario, and is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 9 2019    ID: 53047