Volunteers are an important part of any organization’s team. At Ecosource we appreciate the incredible volunteers we have worked with over the years. We offer supportive and exciting opportunities for volunteers looking to connect further with their communities and contribute to a healthier environment.
Volunteer opportunity: Seeking new Board Members
Ecosource is seeking new Board Members who are committed to the environment and share Ecosource’s vision of personal responsibility for the environment. Candidates skilled in human resources management, contract law, governance, and/or fundraising are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Ecosource’s Nominations Committee of the Board. Mississauga residents are preferred. The time commitment is a minimum 4-5 hours/month for preparation for and attendance of 10 board meetings per year with 1 or 2 half-day strategic planning sessions each year, and willingness to act on project-based Committees (time commitment to be determined). Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Ecosource’s Nominations Committee of the Board by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with Ecosource
Please fill out our volunteer form. Students under the age of 18 who are interested in volunteering with Ecosource must have their parent or guardian sign the permission form. You can bring the completed form with you on your initial visit to the event/program.
Typically run from late May through October, the Growing for Our Good program hosts drop-in urban food gardening skills training in the afternoon at the Iceland Teaching Garden. High school students may earn volunteer hours. To learn more about the popular Growing for Our Good program, see here
. If interested, drop in at the Iceland Teaching Garden (705 Matheson Blvd. East, Mississauga) with a signed volunteer form on your first visit. Shifts:
Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00 pm from May through October.
During the growing season in various Ecosource-facilitated gardens, community members can lend a hand to weed, plant, and cultivate gardens. This includes helping at the Spring Fling Garden Opening Days and Fall Cider Celebrations across the 7 Ecosource facilitated gardens in the city. To learn more about the drop-in days, visit the Community Events & Volunteer Days page
. Most importantly
: see the event calendar
for events that interest you, as each event accepting volunteer registration will have a form you can complete. Shifts:
Various times throughout the year, predominantly in the summer.
Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA)
PEYA offers monthly opportunities for networking and volunteering in various environmental stewardship initiatives. Visit peyalliance.ca to learn more and receive news about PEYA events.
Local Food Ambassadors
If you are a youth and have a passion for local food, become a Local Food Ambassador! Ambassadors play an important role in helping us grow food at the Iceland Teaching Garden, promoting the importance of local food in the community, and selling #GrownInMississauga produce at farmers’ markets. This is a great opportunity to work towards high school volunteer hours and gain leadership skills in community development. E-mail email@example.com to become an Ambassador.
Recruiting now for the 2018 growing season!
The Community Cultivators Training Program is a season-long opportunity to learn the ins and outs of organic food production while helping to care for community gardens in Mississauga. This program requires a weekly commitment for the whole growing season (March-October). Participants will all levels of experience and aged 15-105 are welcome! Interested individuals can learn more here
Are you talented with a camera and passionate about capturing moments in the community that can tell an inspiring story? We need volunteer photographers for the many exciting programs, demonstrations, and workshops that we facilitate in the community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know you are willing to commit to be a volunteer photographer.
Whether you’re a corporate group, a community group, or a group of friends and family looking to volunteer together, Ecosource is glad to have you! If interested in corporate group volunteer opportunities in the garden, email email@example.com.