As a result of COVID-19, participant availability in the Community Stewardship Program is limited. Add your email to the Green Toronto mailing list to receive information about future opportunities.

Opportunity Details

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Stewardship Program has been modified. Volunteers must register in advance for a stewardship session and there will be a maximum limit of 10 people at any given stewardship session, including City staff. In addition to enhanced sanitization protocols, small group sizes will help us ensure the health and safety of all participants. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive more information.

Participants in this program help to care for natural areas across the city, with teams that meet weekly from April to September. As a volunteer you will:

  • learn about native trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, invasive species, ecological monitoring and more
  • participate in additional training workshops
  • learn about sustainable trail design (Crothers Woods team)
  • meet new people, gain new friendships and network within the community
  • gain experience, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • acquire documented volunteer hours (if requested)

Where

Stewardship sites:

Title Description
Beechwood Wetland

Beechwood Wetland is located along the Lower Don Trail near Broadview Avenue and O’Connor Drive.  This area has the potential for significant improvement to both land and aquatic habitat quality.

Crothers Woods

Crothers Woods is a unique forest habitat with around 10km of natural trails.

Don Valley Brick Works Park

Don Valley Brick Works Park contains a number of different habitat types, including wildflower meadows, woodlands, wetlands and steep cliff faces.

Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat

Located in Humber Bay Park East, this ecological restoration project provides critical habitat for a variety of native butterfly species, including the Monarch butterfly.

Milliken District Park

Milliken District Park boasts manicured gardens, ponds, successional meadow, and a woodlot designated as an Environmentally Significant Area.

Milne Hollow

Milne Hollow is the northern gateway to the Charles Sauriol Conservation Reserve in the floodplains of the East Don Watershed.

Nordheimer Ravine

The Nordheimer Ravine contains one of the finest stands of old oak trees in the city.

Riverdale Park East

Riverdale Park East includes a naturalized area at the north end of the park.

How to Apply

Contact us at greentoronto@toronto.ca for registration forms and program information.

Participants must be 14 years of age or older unless accompanied by legal guardian.