Opportunity Details

Join us to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and help grow Toronto’s urban forest. As a volunteer you will:

  • Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
  • Learn how to plant a tree
  • Take part in environmental stewardship activities
  • Meet new people, make new friendships and network within the community
  • Gain experience, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Acquire documented volunteer hours (if requested)

Where and When

Planting and stewardship events take place spring through fall each year. Check our calendar of events for dates and locations.

How to Apply

Events will run on a drop-in basis unless otherwise noted. Individuals and small groups do not need to register. We require groups of five or more people to register in advance to ensure we have enough materials and tools at each event. Email us at greentoronto@toronto.ca to register your group and include the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Which event(s) from the online calendar you would like to participate in
  3. The number of participants. Some events have limited capacity for large groups

Planting and stewardship site conditions vary. Contact greentoronto@toronto.ca for information on site conditions including accessibility. If you would like to request accessibility support, contact us as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy

An event will be cancelled if there is a 70 per cent or greater chance of thunderstorm or if other hazardous weather arises.

Event Tips for Volunteers

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Some event sites can be muddy.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes to participate.
  • Bring water in a reusable container you can take home with you. Help make this a litterless event!
  • Remember to wear sunscreen.
  • Gloves and shovels are provided.
  • Events happen rain or shine but not in thunderstorms. Please dress for the weather.

Mailing List

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Notice of Collection: The personal information on this form is collected under the legal authority of City of Toronto Act, S.O. 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A, s. 136 (c). The information is used for City of Toronto publications/materials, including marketing and promotional materials, and the City of Toronto official website. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Natural Environment and Community Programs Office, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto Ontario M4W 3X8 or by email at greentoronto@toronto.ca.