The reflection Rhea had posted was our shared reflection, nothing too different. Posting just as a detailed extension from my side, everything @Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) said above was pretty much it!
I contacted the organizer through email and they replied eventually. Our tentative plan is to formulate a date and time and location for the clean up each time we are going to do one. The person replied to me saying that it was alright as long as we set something up through their site which is completely fine.
The benefit of this group is that it is very flexible. There is no limits to the amount of people involved, when we want to do it, and where we want to volunteer cleaning up. We take the initiative to do this. It could involve other members of the public if we like. This avaliablity aspect allows us to work with our schedules and assist the organization in the best possible manner. More importantly, assist the nature around us as well.
Our main struggle was finding out if it was okay to be in affiliation with this organization, whether we needed a new plan and how this project was going forward. Patience and waiting was the remedy to the situation. Now that we know we have the green lights, we are planning to do our first charity volunteer work over break. I was just told today that Jessica is joining our group which will be a great addition to the team.
The current plan right now is this. Over break, Jessica and Rhea are going to be cleaning up a shoreline in Europe at a certain time. I will handle a cleaning session over break as well locally and we will have separate posts and reflections on that, Rhea and Jessica and mine.
Locations we may go clean:
- Mundy Park
- Como Lake
- Vancouver Beaches
- Rocky Point
We may host a fundraiser of some sort in the community or event. This will be to help with environmental efforts. I will contact the person in charge if this would be a viable option for them to accept when we go near this objective
Also, I am in the club and in contact with our Environmental club at school so we may collaborate with them in the future as well to do some clean ups after school or so! Getting the rest of our community involved would be a great way to share the responsibility around the school.