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Volunteer in High Park

Our diversity is our strength and our community of volunteers is essential to enriching our nature programs in High Park.

Want to Lend a Helping Hand?

Our volunteers assist our staff in providing valuable nature experiences for our program participants. Check out our current volunteer opportunities at the Nature Centre and apply today!

Current Openings

Nature Clubs Assistants aid our outdoor educators in delivering various nature education programs to children of different age groups or adult participants in High Park.

Camp Counsellor Assistants will aid our staff camp counsellors in facilitating our nature-based camp programs for children of different age groups in High Park.

Summer Camp Counsellor Assistants will aid our staff counsellors in facilitating our summer nature camps for children of different age groups in High Park.

A minimum commitment of 3 months is required for all positions. With the 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 10 hours of volunteer work.

Applicants can apply online to posted positions under the volunteer tab on the website. Successful candidates will be asked to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation and training session. Some positions may require reference checks. All individuals 18 years and older will be required to complete a police record check before volunteering.

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

Contact the High Park Nature Centre at info@highparknaturecentre.com to discuss possible short term placements.

We will also consider high school co-op placements.

Testimonials

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.
Sara
Kids Club 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.
Anna
Camp Counselor 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.
Lena
OURSpace Garden Assistant

More Ways to Get Involved

Don’t see a volunteer position above for you? Check out more ways to get involved with the High Park Nature Centre.

Become a Member

Support the High Park Nature Centre and guide our future by voting at the Annual General Meeting.

Adult Stewardship

From planting native species to removing invasive plants, get actively involved in stewardship work at the High Park Nature Centre.

Youth Stewardship

Develop stewardship, planning, and leadership skills with Youth Rangers while actively contributing to restoration projects.