Toronto and Region Conservation Authority


TRCA- Restoration & Infrastructure

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer- Citizen Science Volunteer Program, Event Support

Volunteer Role Details:

Duration:  April 2024 - November 2024

Work Location(s): Various locations across the GTA 

Volunteer Hours: Variable

Number of Vacancies: Unlimited

Division: Restoration and Infrastructure

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

The Citizen Science Volunteer Program provides volunteers with new skills that could be transferrable for future career opportunities in the environmental field or to provide unique and interesting learning activities for anyone who is passionate about the environment and would like to give back. Through the program, volunteers will help make areas more resilient and adaptable, increasing success and population growth. We train and mentor volunteers to assist TRCA staff with a variety of priority projects. 

What you will do as a volunteer: 

The spring and fall seasons are very busy with a variety of events and this opportunity is great for those that love interacting with the public. Tasks would include:

  • Helping to set up for events
  • Assisting with registration check-in
  • Helping participants with planting demonstrations
  • Going around and assisting participants while they are planting

What will you need to succeed:

  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Physically able to walk on uneven terrain a short distance from parking lot to planting sites.
  • Interest in environmental conservation.
  • Native plant identification skills is an asset
  • Willingness to learn
  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older
  • Experience with fieldwork and/or collecting data is an asset

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

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodations 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.