Toronto and Region Conservation Authority


TRCA- Education & Training

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer- Community Events

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: April 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Volunteer Hours: Variable

Work Location(s): Various locations across the GTA

Number of Vacancies: Unlimited

Division: Education and Training

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

As a Community Events Volunteer, you will be assisting TRCA staff with the delivery of community events that teach a greater appreciation of the environment and empower people to get outside and enjoy nature. TRCA's Community Outreach and Education Team develops and delivers numerous events across TRCA's jurisdiction that engage various audiences. Events include guided nature hikes, native tree and shrub plantings, litter cleanups, gardening or nature workshops, education booths at large festivals, community science events, and more.

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of tables, tents, and other event equipment
  • Greet participants, collect registration information, and answer questions regarding the event or program
  • Assist with nature interpretation at events
  • Engage event participants in interactive activities at events (training will be provided)
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Passion for or knowledge of environmental topics, with a focus on local wildlife, native plants, and environmental conservation
  • Experience with community events or an interest in providing nature interpretation to the general public
  • Comfortable working outdoors in a team environment
  • Customer service experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with TRCA and its programs is an asset
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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.

Volunteer- Meadoway Ambassador

People interacting with a Meadoway info booth with the help of a volunteer.

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: April 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Volunteer Hours: Variable

Work Location(s): The Meadoway, Scarborough

Number of Vacancies: 10

Division: Education and Training

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

As a Meadoway Ambassador, you will be part of a team of community champions dedicated to the animation of The Meadoway, Scarborough's community-powered greenspace. You will be working alongside TRCA staff to support the delivery of community stewardship events and learning experiences that teach a greater appreciation of the environment and empower people to get outside and enjoy nature.

TRCA's Community Outreach and Education Team develops and delivers numerous events across TRCA's jurisdiction that engage various audiences. Events include guided nature hikes, native plantings, litter cleanups, gardening or nature workshops, education booths at large festivals, community science events, and more.

What you will do as a volunteer (training will be provided): 

  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of tables, tents, and other event equipment
  • Greet participants, collect registration information, and answer questions regarding the event or program
  • Assist with nature interpretation at events
  • Engage event participants in interactive activities at events (training will be provided)
  • Attend at least one virtual steering meeting annually
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Passion for or knowledge of environmental topics, with a focus on local wildlife, native plants, and environmental conservation
  • Experience with community events or an interest in providing nature interpretation to the general public
  • Comfortable working outdoors in a team environment
  • Customer service experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with TRCA and its programs is an asset
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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.

Volunteer- Ajax SNAP

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: August 21st, 2023 to August 21st, 2024

Volunteer Hours: 4 hrs/week

Work Location(s): Ajax

Number of Vacancies: 1

Division: Education and Training

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

Participate in the development of the Ajax SNAP Action Plan. Oversight and maintenance of local pollinator gardens. Participation in community events.

What you will do as a volunteer:

  • Pollinator garden maintenance
  • Participate in the Ajax SNAP PMT meetings
  • Event attendance and promotion

What will you need to succeed:

  • Willingness to speak to and interact with neighbours
  • Basic gardening skills
  • Physical ability (using hand tools, lifting, bending) to complete basic garden maintenance
  • Be a resident living within the Ajax SNAP boundary

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.

Volunteer: Kortright Community Events

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: Variable

Volunteer Hours: Variable

Work Location(s): Kortright Centre 

Number of Vacancies: Unlimited

Division: Education and Training

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

As a Kortright Volunteer, you will be assisting Kortright staff with the delivery of community events that celebrate the natural environment through seasonal festivals and events that encourage and empower people to get outside and enjoy nature. Kortright runs numerous events throughout the year including the Maple Syrup Festival, Magical Christmas Forest, interpretive hikes and workshops, and many more.  

What you will do as a volunteer:

  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of event equipment
  • Greet participants, collect registration information, and answer questions regarding the event or program
  • Engage event participants in interactive activities at events (training will be provided)
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Passion for and interest in environmental topics including local wildlife, native plants and environmental conservation
  • Experience with community events or an interest in working with the public
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting
  • Customer service experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with TRCA and its programs is an asset
  • Must be at least 14 years old

[Please be advised that successful volunteers 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.

Volunteer- York Region Nature Collaborative

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: Variable

Volunteer Hours: Variable

Work Location(s): Kortright Centre 

Number of Vacancies: Unlimited

Division: Education and Training

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

As a YRNC volunteer you will be assisting staff with the delivery of nature-based programming for families, children and educators, helping to build strong connections with nature from an early age. Events include a Family Adventure Walk in the Forest, a multi-day conference for educators, other professional development and more.

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of event equipment
  • Great participants, collect registration information, and answer questions regarding the event or program
  • Engage event participants in interactive activities at events
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures

 

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Passion for and interest in engaging children in the outdoors and nature-based play
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting
  • Experience working with children is an asset
  • Familiarity with YRNC and its programs is an asset
  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Please be advised that successful volunteers 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.

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.

Volunteer - Summer Camps at Lake St. George

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: Any week(s) from July 2nd to August 30th, 2024

Volunteer Hours: 35 hrs/week

Work Location(s): Lake St. George Field Centre

Number of Vacancies: 4 per week

Division: Education & Training

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

Attention high school students! Gain experience working with children and get your volunteer hours in an active outdoor setting at Lake St. George's day camps this summer! You will support staff in leading a fun and safe camp experience, creating summertime memories for children from ages 4 -12. We offer a variety of themes such as Wilderness Survival, Backcountry Canoe Adventures, Art in Nature, and Forest Magic. 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 education setting. 

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Assist camp counsellors with various camp related activities
  • Engage campers with activities
  • Assist with set up and clean up of activities
  • Lead some games and activities
  • Support with supervision
  • Make camp fun for kids!
  • Other duties as assigned

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Must be at least 15 years old as of July 2024
  • Must be able to commit to at least one full week
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Enjoy crafts & games
  • Enjoy working with children
  • [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.

Volunteer - Summer Camps at Kortright

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: Any week(s) from July 2nd to August 30th, 2024

Volunteer Hours: 35 hrs/week

Work Location(s): Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge

Number of Vacancies: 18 per week

Division: Education & Training

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

Attention high school students!  Get your volunteer hours and gain leadership experience in a fun and active outdoor setting at Kortright's day camps this summer! You will support staff in leading a fun and safe camp experience, creating summertime memories for children from ages 4 -12. We offer a variety of themes such as Wilderness Survival, Art in Nature, Leadership Adventures and Forest Magic. 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 education setting. 

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up of games and activities
  • Organize and care for educational materials and resources
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and inclusive environment
  • Assist with the delivery of nature-based programming
  • Assist with leading guided hikes and ensure participant safety while outdoors
  • Engage campers with activities and make camp fun for kids!
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures
  • Engage with campers and ensure they have fun!

What will you need to succeed: 

  • Must be at least 14 years old as of July 2024
  • Must be able to commit to at least one full week
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interested in working with children
  • [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.

Volunteer- Summer Camp at Tommy Thompson Park

Volunteers at Tommy Thompson Park

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: Any week(s) between July 2nd and August 30th, 2024 

Volunteer Hours: 35 hrs/week (minimum 1 week commitment)

Work Location(s): Tommy Thompson Park

Number of Vacancies: Multiple

Division: Education and Training

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

High school students! Gain leadership experience and community service hours this summer by volunteering at Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) Summer Nature Day Camp. Spend your summer days exploring the meadows, forests, and wetlands of Toronto's urban wilderness.

As a summer camp volunteer, you will be assisting TRCA staff with the delivery of hands-on learning and play for campers age 6-12 that is centered around building a connection with the Land. We offer a variety of themes, such as Birds in the City, Art in Nature, Science on the Spit, and Wildlife Adventures. This position is ideal for those who love working with children, enjoy spending time in nature, and want to learn new skills in an outdoor education setting. 

What you will do as a volunteer: 

  • Assist with the set up and take down of games and activities
  • Organize and care for educational materials and resources
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and inclusive environment
  • Assist with the delivery of nature-based programming
  • Assist with leading guided hikes and ensure participant safety while outdoors
  • Engage campers with activities and make camp fun for kids!
  • Adhere to all TRCA safety policies and procedures

What will you need to succeed:

  • Comfortable working outdoors in diverse weather conditions
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take initiative in a team environment
  • Knowledge of or interest in environmental topics, with a focus on local wildlife, native plants, and environmental conservation
  • Experience working with children in a leadership position is an asset
  • Must be 14 years of age or older by the start of their first camp week
  • Successful volunteers aged 18 and above 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.

Special Event Volunteer Black Creek

 

 

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration: September - December 2024

Volunteer Hours: variable

Work Location(s): Black Creek Pioneer Village

Number of Vacancies: multiple 

Division: Education & Training

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

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What you will do as a volunteer: [enter volunteer tasks]

  • Assist Black Creek staff with activities as part of a variety of special events - Fall Harvest event, Halloween, Christmas
  • Engage visitors in a variety of activities

What will you need to succeed: [enter any applicable education, experience, knowledge/skills/abilities]

  • interest in 19th century history
  • customer service experience
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new information & skills
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  • 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.