Volunteering for TRCA

Join the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) team of volunteers and make your contribution! Check the Current Volunteer Opportunities for the latest postings. Opportunities are available across TRCA’s jurisdiction.

volunteers take part in TRCA terrestrial monitoring program

Why Volunteer with TRCA?

  • To support local environmental conservation projects
  • To meet new people with a shared passion for conservation
  • To gain valuable experience and training

Who Can Volunteer?


Individual volunteers support TRCA in the field, at community events, in our offices and at our public facilities including the Kortright Centre and Black Creek Pioneer Village. Check out the Current Volunteer Opportunities.


Corporate Groups

Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation (formerly The Living City Foundation) offers environmental and education activities that deliver an unparalleled employee experience.

Judith Reda
Partnership and Engagement Officer
Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation
416.661.6600 ext. 5403

Community Groups

TRCA Community Engagement offers opportunities for groups who want to get their hands dirty looking after the environment in their own communities. Check out our upcoming events.

Maggie Ballantyne
Supervisor of Education, Training & Outreach
416.661.6600 ext. 5676

Co-op Students

TRCA accepts co-op placement requests on a case-by-case basis. Placements depend on each department’s capacity and your program of study.

Carmen Lam
Coordinator, Human Resources
416.661.6600 ext. 5712

High School Students

Conservation Youth Corps is a specialized volunteer program that allows high school students to earn community service hours.

Toronto and Peel Regions

Colin Love
Supervisor, Education & Community Engagement
416.661.6600 ext. 5389

York and Durham Regions
Mary Gawen
Coordinator, Community Engagement York Region
416.661.6600 ext. 5676