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Neighbourhood ReLeaf Canvass Lead

Canvass Lead

The Canvass Lead will be responsible for assisting with pre and post canvassing of neighbourhoods targeted by the Neighbourhood ReLeaf program, as part of our currently dormant Tree Blitz program. They will report to the Neighbourhood ReLeaf Coordinator. 

The Canvass Lead will be primarily responsible for assisting with pre and post canvassing, but will have the opportunity to gain experience in other areas by assisting further with the Neighbourhood ReLeaf program should they choose.  


  • Lead volunteer canvass team 1-2 nights a week (minimum 1) in a pre-determined neighbourhood
  • Coordinate with volunteers before canvass date to set up time, meeting location and game plan
  • Ensure that appropriate and adequate materials are brought to canvass dates
  • Organize maps before canvass date to choose most efficient route
  • Canvass with team of volunteers 

Time Commitment
The position will primarily consist of a few hours in the evenings.


  • Leadership experience an asset 
  • Canvassing experience an asset 


  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Flexible as dates can change based on volunteer sign up
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Comfortable leading a group of people
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners 

Other Requirements 

  • Ability to walk for 2 hours
  • Valid Drivers’ Licence and access to vehicle an asset but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of tree species an asset but not mandatory 

Complementary Roles
If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our Canvasser and Tree Blitzer roles.

Benefits and Recognition
This program provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public. All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

To Apply
Apply to Christy Cook, Neighbourhood ReLeaf Coordinator at with the subject line “Canvass Lead”. Send your cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, along with your resume, in Word or PDF format. All applications will be received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Approximate start date is the second week of August, specific date is flexible. Interviews dates are yet to be specified. No phone calls please. 

We also have a general canvassing role opportunity, if interested please click here.