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Position: Tour Guide
Organization: Toronto Botanical Garden
Location: Toronto - Lawrence and Leslie, Ontario

The 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.

Tour Guide Role

  • You love all things to do with plants, gardens, beautiful landscapes.
  • You also love learning and enthusing others with your knowledge.
  • You are an outdoors and outgoing individual with good communication skills
  • You are looking to volunteer your time in a meaningful role
  • You have availability for 2-3 hours weekdays and/or weekends from May to end September.

If you answered an enthusiastic "yes" to these questions then the role of Toronto Botanical Garden Tour Guide (or Toronto Music Garden Tour Guide or Allan Gardens Tour Guide) is for you.

Full training is provided for this enjoyable, on your feet role. You will be looking after small groups of visitors taking them on a 60 or 90 minute tour of the beautiful TBG gardens, or 60 minutes of the Toronto Music Garden or Allan Gardens. Tour bookings can be on weekdays or weekends. From late May/early June to end September we also offer free tours for visitors of TBG (every Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 6pm as well as on weekends), and at the Music Garden (Wednesdays (11am) and Thursdays (5pm)) so there will be lots of opportunities to enjoy this role.

A popular winter tour experience is at Allan Gardens and TBG train and provide tour guides for this location as well.

You can get to know your fellow tour guides at quarterly meetings (Wednesday morning at TBG) which always have an educational component, and you will always be learning as well as spending time in beautiful surroundings.

For further details contact Sue Hills, Head of Volunteer Services,
email: tourguides mask*
subject: Tour guide volunteer
or tel 416 397 4145

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GoodWork ID: 41067       Date posted to Jun 21 2017