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Positions: Volunteers
Social enterprise:
Ontario Flora
Location: Markdale, Ontario (near Collingwood & Owen Sound)

Ontario Flora is a social enterprise that offers a native plant nursery, landscape design, ecosystem restoration and community greening services. We are based in the heart of the Beaver Valley, a Niagara Escarpment Biosphere preserve. Close by our nursery is a Bruce Trail mecca, with mountainous views all the way to Georgian Bay. We are north of Mississauga approximately 1.5 hrs. We bring people and nature together, we support and create greening initiatives with wild plants. After the busiest spring and summer season yet, we are looking for a fall volunteers.

Start Date: Ongoing

Volunteer job description:

Although we are very flexible as to what volunteers want to do and will work with their interests, here is some of the work help that is needed on an ongoing basis...

  • Splitting mature plants, potting up seedlings, weeding pots, making soil mixture, fertilizing with organic imputs
  • Stem cuttings, shrub and tree propagation, seedling propagation
  • Watering and use of generator to water seedlings as needed
  • Setting up greenhouse for spring or helping to dismantle in fall, other related activities
  • Cleaning areas being used for work
  • Seed collection
  • Odd carpentry jobs including creating plans and carrying out installation of sheds, lavatory, outdoor shower projects, general maintenance activities needed
  • Assisting in carrying out plans for new garden areas or for seed production and restoration site
  • Carrying over 50 pounds is necessary at some points
  • Assisting in coordinating future projects, which may include reaching out to potential or past contacts, some research on grants, helping with grant application projects for community projects including crowd funding not for profit type projects
  • Assisting in coordinating other volunteers
  • Assisting in administration such as helping with marketing, light office work

Interested volunteers can grow great skills for career advancement, and, for those just interested in community involvement, it is a great way to meet people, and spend time outdoors in a wonderfully natural and contemplative setting.

We are also looking for those who are interested in managing not for profit projects — philanthropists who would like to help on environmental restoration projects so that they come to fruition please apply!

If interested, please e-mail: (subject: volunteer)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 26 2021    ID: 61154