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Position: Special Events volunteer
Organization: Toronto Botanical Garden
Location: North York, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) - Mission: to connect people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature. Vision: To be renowned for our display of nature's beauty and as a dynamic hub for plant-centred learning, conservation and research.

Special Event Volunteer

Can you spare 3-6 hours to help?

The Toronto Botanical Garden has a number of big special events scheduled, many for the first 6 months of the calendar year. These all need volunteer help and offer a variety of roles from set up to greeting members of the public, informational roles, introducing speakers, selling raffle tickets and general "ambassador" roles. Roles are usually between 3-6 hours in duration and volunteers get to enjoy the event for free. For the big events pre event orientation training is provided.

We are now accepting sign up for:

Through the Garden Gate: Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11

Pre event orientation briefing is provided.

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills (English language ability - comprehension and verbal)
  • Able to develop rapport with visiting members of the public (be welcoming without being overwhelming!)
  • Able to work well with fellow team members
  • Open to training and learning and able to convey that knowledge to others
  • Able to be flexible, helping out where help is needed
  • Computer literacy, able to use email and TBG's sign up and scheduling system.

Benefits of roles at our special events include:

  • Lots of social interaction with TBG staff, fellow volunteers and members of the public
  • Learning about TBG, in many cases, free entry to the event itself
  • Specific training in a particular topic (for example honey tasting)
  • Special volunteer rates for applicable TBG programs
  • Special volunteer discount at the TBG garden shop
  • Volunteering in beautiful surroundings!

How to Apply / Contact

Resume or complete volunteer application form found on our website at select join then volunteer tabs.

To Sue Hills, Head Volunteer Services, email:
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GoodWork ID: 39142       Date posted to Mar 23 2017