Volunteers are an important part of our organization. At Ecosource we appreciate the incredible volunteers that have worked with us over the years. We offer exciting opportunities for volunteers looking to connect further with their communities and contribute to a healthier environment.
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 communications, 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 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mississauga residents are preferred.
The time commitment is a 1-year term. Each term 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).
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA)
PEYA is a regional network of over 1400 action-oriented students in Peel concerned about environmental issues and determined to make positive change.
It offers monthly opportunities for networking and volunteering in various environmental stewardship initiatives. Visit peyalliance.ca
to learn more.
We are recruiting committed volunteers for the upcoming growing season to help us steward our community gardens and grow food for local food banks. Participating in this program is a great way to gain the skills and confidence to manage your own garden, give back to your community, or simply to make new friends and enjoy being outdoors! This program is open to all community members with all skill levels. Click here
for more information and how to apply.
Do you enjoy cooking? Do you want to learn more about making meals with local food? Or do you simply enjoy sharing a meal with others? Get involved at our Local Food Hub and join us in the kitchen this summer!
Our Field & Fork kitchen program is launching this month, where we will share recipes and meals together from garden fresh produce, learn about food preservation, and connecting the food we eat with where it comes from.
If you would like to participate or to volunteer with us, email Deanna at email@example.com for more information on how to get involved.
The Growing for Our Good program hosts drop-in urban food gardening skills training at our teaching garden (705 Matheson Blvd. East, Mississauga) during the growing season. High school students can earn volunteer hours. Click here to learn more
about the popular Growing for Our Good program.
Every Tuesday, 4-7 pm
May 26th to October 20th
Volunteers may attend one or multiple sessions.
For the safety of our community, staff and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this volunteer position will be postponed until further notice. In the meantime, we will be offering free online webinars and events to help you learn how to grow food and cook at home. Check out our Events calendar for upcoming events.
During the growing season in various Ecosource-facilitated gardens, community members can lend a hand to weed, plant, and cultivate gardens. See our event calendar
for events that interest you, as each event has a different volunteer registration process. Shifts: Various times throughout the year, predominantly in the summer.
Young Urban Growers
If you are a youth and have a passion for local food, join the Young Urban Growers network! Young Urban Growers play an important role in helping us grow local and organic food, promote the importance of local food in the community, develop our urban agriculture podcast series, and use organic produce to cook. This is a great opportunity to work towards high school volunteer hours and gain environmental leadership skills. Check out our upcoming orientation by clicking here
. To learn more about the program, click 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.
Benefits to volunteering with us!
- Meet friendly people who are passionate about environmental sustainability
- Develop photography experience
- Gain community service hours
- Learn about sustainability at our events and workshops
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.