Forward to a friend Tweet this Share this on Facebook Share:

Home | Job Postings | Volunteer


Volunteer & Fundraising Opportunity - RBC Canadian Open 2020 (Toronto, ON)

Position: Cans for Good Recyling Ninja
Organization: Green Event Ninjas
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Green Event Ninjas is recruiting a team of volunteer Recycling Ninjas and Cans for Good #aluminati to assist with the recycling, compost and other green initiatives at the RBC Canadian Open 2020 in Toronto, ON. We’re looking for individuals and local groups that are interested in helping with these initiatives, while fundraising for a good cause.

This year, the tournament is being held at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto’s Etobicoke neighbourhood (1668 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9A 3M9) and Golf Canada has renewed its commitment to improving the overall environmental sustainability of the third oldest championship on the PGA TOUR.

Individuals and local groups that participate will be compensated by receiving a portion of an overall volunteer stipend + the proceeds raised from returning beer cans and other alcohol containers collected at the event. With Cans for Good assisting Green Event Ninjas with this part of the recycling initiative, we expect to be returning A LOT of cans!


While this is a volunteer position, you will also be raising funds for local groups and charities as a direct result of your efforts. As a bonus, all volunteers will be permitted to attend the tournament before or after their volunteer shift - a value of over $90.00 per day!

  • Individuals will receive a portion of the overall volunteer fund + a portion of the proceeds raised from returning cans.

    • The amount fundraised will be commensurate with the time you volunteer, relative to all volunteer hours.

    • You can then choose to donate their portion to one of the participating local groups or to a pre-approved charity.

  • Local Groups will receive a portion of the overall volunteer stipend + a portion of the proceeds raised from returning cans

    • The amount fundraised will be commensurate with the total time your members volunteer, relative to all volunteer hours.

    • In addition, your group may receive funds from other individuals that have chosen to donate their proceeds to your group.


  • Monday, June 8th to Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.

  • Training (tentative): Sunday, June 7th, 2020.

  • Daytime, evening and overnight shifts available.



As a Green Event Ninjas and Cans for Good volunteer, you are an integral part of the waste diversion process. Volunteers will help staff the RBC Canadian Open’s “Zero-Waste Stations” - located in key locations across the golf course - and will assist the tournament's attendees in disposing of their waste in the appropriate bins (i.e. recycling, compost or landfill). These volunteers will have the opportunity to interact directly with the tournament's attendees to promote environmental responsibility.

Volunteers may spend a portion of their shift hand-sorting the recycling and compost waste streams to maximize the event’s total waste diversion from landfill. This task involves extended periods of standing, opening bags and sorting their contents, and lifting bags. All appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided (i.e. disposable gloves, cut resistant gloves, etc.).

Volunteers may additionally be responsible for picking up loose litter on the ground and working with the Green Event Ninjas team to clear the golf course, concessions and other areas across the venue. This task involves bending, consolidating large bags of recycling and garbage, and lifting bags onto push carts, golf carts and trailers.


Volunteers will work with the Green Event Ninjas team members, fellow Recycling Ninjas and Cans for Good #aluminati to clear the venue and vending areas of all event litter and patron debris. This position entails walking, bending, lifting and handling event waste and recycling.


Please note that this event takes place outdoors. It may be hot, cold and/or it may rain. Volunteers are expected to dress for the weather (e.g. rain or shine, warm or cool). Water will be provided, in addition to scheduled breaks and lunch for longer shifts. Uniforms in the form of a cotton T-Shirt will be provided.


Send your resume with the subject “RBC Canadian Open Volunteer” to:


Green Event Ninjas is a lean, mean, fighting machine that’s fiercely committed to making sustainable events easy. We do not plan events, but rather we help those who do, do so in a more sustainable manner. We do this by offering services that help event planners, venues and others in the industry “green” their operations; event cleaning and waste management, event carbon footprints, international standard compliance and sustainability training.

Cans for Good aims to promote the topic of sustainability and waste diversion among event attendees by focusing on the collection of returnable beverage containers (beer cans!) at events and donating the proceeds towards local community programs and charitable causes.


Please indicate you saw this posting at

Share this on Facebook   Tweet This!  Email this to a friend   Share this on LinkedIn   Add this to Google Bookmarks   Print this page

Note: This posting is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "GoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 4 2020    ID: 56311