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OURSpace Garden Assistant

OURSPace Garden Assistants will help shape the landscape of OURSpace – our outdoor classroom – by weeding and watering our native plant gardens.

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Things to Know
What are the requirements to volunteer?

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all positions. With exception of the Summer Camp Counselor Assistant position, which requires a minimum commitment of 1 full week. The weekly/ bi weekly time commitment varies per position. 

We also require all volunteers 18 years old and older to have a valid police record check within the last year. If candidates do not have a police record check they can complete one through My Back Check during the application process. Information on the process will be provided during the application process. Volunteers will be asked to pay for the police record check and then will be reimbursed after 35 hours of volunteer work. 

What is the screening process?

Applicants can apply online to posted positions under the volunteer tab on the website. Successful candidates will be asked to a 20 minute casual group interview. Some positions may require reference checks. All individuals 18 years and older will be required to complete a police record check before volunteering.  

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes! 

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

We require volunteers to be a minimum age of 15 years old. 

Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 years old may volunteer through our Leaders in Training program, Rangers. To view more visit our clubs page

Can I volunteer if I am a retired senior?

Yes! We encourage individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to apply. The High Park Nature Centre values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. 

I am a post-secondary student looking for a school placement / internship how do I apply?

Contact the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org to discuss possible short term placements.

We are not currently accepting high school co-op placements at this time. 

Testimonials
Sarah
Kids Club Assistant
The other volunteers are wonderful; it's so nice to connect with like minded people. I have also learned about the native plants of the black oak savannah and how unique an ecosystem it is.
Amma
Camp Counselor Assistant
As someone interested in teaching science, volunteering at HPNC inspired me to think about ways we can instill in children a sense of wonder to be channeled into nurturing environmental stewardship.
Lena
OURSpace Garden Assistant
This year I felt a call to find ways to give something back to the park. A few times a week I came to weed the newly established OURSpace garden, feeling close to Mother Earth, grounded and recharged.




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