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: 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.