We love our volunteers! Our program wouldn’t be the same without the many friendly, enthusiastic and caring people who help us out on a regular basis. Volunteering with the Children’s Eco Programs can be a fun, fascinating, motivating, messy and educational experience!
The volunteer activities at the garden, in the kitchen and on the trail often require patience, a little exercise and a lot of enthusiasm. When volunteering with our programs it’s our goal to make sure you have a positive experience. In exchange for your energy and support we will offer you the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy the fresh air 😉
We encourage long-term volunteering with our programs. We are happy to help beginners improve their skills with us and foster mentoring opportunities with our more experienced helpers. Any volunteer hours completed at the Children’s Garden, Children’s Teaching Kitchen or on a Discovery Walk Trail can be counted towards high school community service hours.
Our greatest need for volunteers is during the spring, summer and fall.
Are you a college/university student looking to complete a field placement? Give us a shout to see if our program is the right fit for you.
Many of the opportunities we have available require applicants to fill out a Volunteer Application Form and participate in a brief interview. For opportunities like event volunteers you can fill out this form and let us know of your interest and we can schedule you for the event.
We provide any training required for the opportunity you’re interested in. For more information about present opportunities check out the City’s website here.
For other volunteer opportunities with Parks, Forestry and Recreation click here.