Toronto and Region Conservation Authority


TRCA- Conservation Parks & Lands

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Gardening Volunteer

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: May 2024 to November 2024 

Volunteer Hours: 3 hrs/week

Work Location(s): Black Creek Pioneer Village

Number of Vacancies: 2

Division: Conservation Parks & Lands

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA Volunteer team:

Volunteers will assist TRCA Gardening staff in the care and maintenance of the gardens and passive landscape spaces at Black Creek Pioneer Village. This volunteer opportunity also involves some general site and infrastructure maintenance and is a great way to get outdoors, connect with others, and be active.  

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Weed and edge gardens.
  • Assist with planting and watering.
  • Harvest vegetables, collect and clean seed.
  • Learn to identify invasive weed species and use best management practices to remove them.
  • Learn basic plant identification skills of both ornamental and native plant species.

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Gardening and general landscape maintenance experience.
  • An interest in gardening, horticulture, and natural heritage. 
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Physically able to walk on uneven terrain, kneel, crouch, or bend for prolonged periods.
  • Please be advised that successful volunteers are required to supply and wear work gloves and CSA approved Green triangle safety footwear.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all volunteer applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. 

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code,  Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the volunteer selection process, provided the volunteer candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome volunteer applications from all qualified persons. 

Personal information you provide through the TRCA volunteer recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this volunteer recruitment process for volunteer opportunities with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any question regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

TRCA- Education & Training

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer- Day Camp Black Creek Pioneer Village

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: July 2- August 30, 2024

Volunteer Hours: 35 hrs/week (minimum 2 weeks commitment)

Work Location(s): Black Creek Pioneer Village

Number of Vacancies: up to 18

Division: Education & Training

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA Volunteer team:

Imaginations come to life in the historic surroundings of Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp. As a day camp volunteer you will help create summertime memories for children from ages 4 -12. We offer a variety of themes such as Eco Kids, Plants & Animals, Crafty Campers, and History Explorers. This position is ideal for those who love working with children, enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills or gain experience in an outdoor museum setting.    

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Engage campers with activities.
  • Assist with set up and clean up of crafts and games.
  • Assist camp counsellors with various camp related activities.
  • Create at least one game or activity for the campers.

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Must be at least 15 years old as of July 2024.
  • Some experience with young children
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Enjoy crafts & games
  • [Please be advised that successful volunteers 18 years of age and over may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening, with the cost incurred by the volunteer]

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all volunteer applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. 

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code,  Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the volunteer selection process, provided the volunteer candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome volunteer applications from all qualified persons. 

Personal information you provide through the TRCA volunteer recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this volunteer recruitment process for volunteer opportunities with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any question regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.