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.