Our volunteers play a vital role in the work that we do. In 2021, they contributed over 12,000 hours to help make our community a better place to live. Our volunteers help us achieve the widespread change that is needed to help our environment – and each other – thrive.

Urban Garden Volunteers

Join us this growing season and volunteer at the Iceland Teaching Garden!

Volunteering at our Iceland Teaching Garden will support growing food for food banks and the community.

All levels of experience/interest are welcome to join. You will take part in a variety of gardening tasks that reflect the annual growth cycle: weeding, preparing beds for planting, planting seeds, transplanting, and harvesting.

Shifts (May-October):

Tuesdays, 9-11:30am (NEW TIME)
Thursdays, 4-6:30pm
You are welcome to join as a volunteer at any point in the season.
Some shifts may be added based on garden tasks.

Iceland Teaching Garden
705 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga

How to book:
Select a timeslot from the calendar below to book a volunteer session. Sessions will become available on a rolling basis, so be sure to check for open dates throughout the growing season.

As this program is in-demand, please only book if you are sure you will be able to attend. You will receive a confirmation email that includes information on what to bring, directions to the garden, and contact information. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied with a guardian or adult.

In the Region of Peel, we live and work on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We would like to acknowledge the first inhabitants of these lands and those who continue to live in these regions, including the Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Ojibway/Chippewa and Métis peoples.

We occupy colonized First Nation territories and it is our responsibility to recognize our colonial histories, their present-day implications, and to work together to honour, protect and sustain Indigenous rights, and this land.

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