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 email@example.com.
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.
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Want to help support a good, local cause? Organize your own in-school or community fundraisers or donations program in support of Ecosource and you’ll be helping us to create solutions to a healthy environment and an environmentally-conscious community. We can brainstorm together on how to represent Ecosource’s work and inspire generosity in your neighbours and friends, and provide you with materials (where applicable) to create a fun, educational, and memorable fundraising experience! If you already have an idea, let us know! If interested
, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Various times throughout the year.
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 3:00-6:00 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 5 Ecosource facilitated gardens in the city. To learn more about the drop-in days, visit the Community Events & Volunteer Days page
. If interested
to the The Buzz for monthly updates on events and volunteer opportunities. 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 offers monthly opportunities for networking and volunteering in various environmental stewardship initiatives. Visit peyalliance.ca
to learn more. If interested,
subscribe to the PEYA mailing list here
to receive news about PEYA’s events. Subscribe
to the Volunteer Buzz for monthly updates on events and volunteer opportunities.
Shifts: Various times throughout the year.
Currently full for the 2017 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 commitment for the whole growing season (May-October). Participants aged 15 and older may benefit most from the program. It is aimed at those with little or no gardening experience. High school student participants can earn over 40 hours of Volunteer Community Service. Interested individuals can learn more here. Shifts:
10 sessions of orientation and training, at least 2 onsite visits every week during growing season.
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. If interested,
please email email@example.com
to let us know you’re willing to commit to be our volunteer photographer, and subscribe
to the Volunteer Buzz to choose what events you want to attend as opportunities come up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.