Volunteer

Shape a healthier future

Our volunteers are at the heart of so much of what we do. Over 30 years ago, it was a passionate group of volunteers who started us on our journey, and to this day, our work in communities across Canada wouldn’t be possible without them.

 

We’re continuously grateful and in awe of those who give their time — interacting with their communities and behind the scenes — to bring better spaces to life and leave behind a better world for all the generations to come.

We're Proud to say we have:

1000

Active volunteers

500

Onsite volunteers at EBW

6725+

Hours of volunteer support (2022)

Become a volunteer

We are working on building new and exciting volunteer opportunities, but please register in the meantime.

Already an Evergreen Volunteer? Log in to explore new roles, sign up for shifts, record your volunteer hours and more.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Evergreen is committed to providing a rewarding volunteer experience and welcomes volunteers from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. We value the skills, experience, enthusiasm and contributions volunteers bring. We adhere to the principle of the right to equal treatment without discrimination. If you require specific accommodations in order to participate in the volunteer program, please let us know.

Benefits of being an Evergreen volunteer

Real impact

Our work focuses on tangible solutions, so volunteering with us gives you the chance to make a real and lasting impact on your local community.

Personal growth

Our teams work closely with you as a volunteer, ensuring that they’re sharing their expertise and providing guidance and space to learn, grow, and develop news skills.

Connection

Our places are built for connection, and so is our organization. By volunteering, you’ll get to meet incredible, inspiring people who have a shared passion for people and nature.

Health & well-being

Getting active, meeting new people, and connecting with nature are all proven to make you happier and healthier — that’s why we do what we do. Volunteering is a great way to do all three, all while exploring your passions and helping your community.

Perks  

Giving back can and should be fun! And with all the free appreciation events, t-shirts, toques, discounts to the Evergreen Garden Market, and access to the Toronto Attractions Council, we make sure it is.

Volunteering opportunities

Public markets
Gardening & Stewardship
Festivals & events
Children & Youth programs

Bring people together through nature’s bounty.

Evergreen’s Public Markets program fosters connections to a sustainable food system for all while supporting an equitable regional economy. By creating opportunities where people can experience good food, community, culture and nature while supporting local farmers and makers, we are connecting communities and celebrating the role of nature in our urban ecosystems.

Volunteers in Public Markets are at the heart of engaging and educating the public while ensuring well-run activations. We have activations in all seasons, such as Winter Village, Summer Wednesdays and more.

Grow with us.

Come and engage with gardening in all its forms at Evergreen. Through the programs under the Garden Circle umbrella, volunteers will have an opportunity to explore all the activities that go into caring for such a complex and ecologically sensitive site. Learn about compost, get your hands dirty with invasive plant removal, and connect with nature through art and food!

With day and evening sessions happening throughout the week, volunteers are invited to help care for the beautiful greenspace that surrounds us. All levels of experience with gardening and stewardship are welcome.

Bring life, learning, and joy to communities.

Throughout the year, Evergreen hosts a series of special events and activations, primarily at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. These events connect, empower, and educate the public around gardening, the sharing economy, seasonal celebrations, art exhibits, cultural diversity, and the future of our cities.

Volunteers in this area are at the core of creating amazing, engaging experiences for participants. Volunteers will be invited to support events such as Day of the Dead and the Future Cities Canada Summit.

Spark love of the natural world

Evergreen’s Children & Youth programs connect children and youth to nature through immersive, active, exploratory activities in Toronto. Programs range from curriculum-based school programs and clubs to informal drop-in nature play in our Children’s Garden and camps in the summer and at other times of the year.

Volunteers in these programs are fundamental to offering dynamic, impactful experiences for youth, their families and educators. Most of these opportunities require that the volunteer team be onboarded and trained prior to the start of the program.

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