Volunteer Events

In addition to our volunteer opportunities, we hold events throughout the year, such as tree planting, community cleanups, and other activities. Come out and join us at one of the events below!

Sep
25
Sat
Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Tree Planting @ TRCA Brock Lands (Pickering Museum Parking Lot)
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps - Tree Planting @ TRCA Brock Lands (Pickering Museum Parking Lot)

Would you like to plant native trees and help restore the Pickering Brock Lands? Students will also receive volunteer hours by helping the environment.

Meet at the Pickering Museum Parking lot. Registration is required for this event, walk-ins will not be accepted.

What to wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes, tall socks, face mask, hat and sunscreen.

What to bring: Rain protection, bug spray, reusable water bottle and snacks. Gardening gloves and water refill will be available on site.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no washroom available on site.

Cancellation policy: The event will run rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Registrants will be emailed by 8:00am on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email mary.gawen@trca.ca at least 7 days prior to the event.

This event is part of the Conservation Youth Corps and funded by through the support of EcoAction.

Sep
26
Sun
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps – Community Cleanup at the Meadoway @ The Meadoway (Gatineau Hydro Corridor)
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps - Community Cleanup at the Meadoway @ The Meadoway (Gatineau Hydro Corridor)

Get outside and volunteer with TRCA! Learn all about one of the most exciting greenspace revitalization projects in Canada and how you can get involved in restoring meadow habitat! Students in attendance can receive volunteer hours for participation. Volunteer letters will be emailed following the event.

Location: The Meadoway (Gatineau Hydro Corridor), Toronto. North of 916 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON, M1H 2Y3. Look for the white event tent.

Participants will start with a hike along the hydrocorridor, where we’ll learn why The Meadoway matters and how it will enhance the landscape for people, plants, and animals. Afterwards, together we’ll participate in an action project – a community clean up!

Registration is required for this event, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration includes sharing your contact information for contact tracing purposes, signing a waiver and completing a self-assessment for COVID-19. Each individual must fill out a waiver separately (including those under the age of 18).

Cancellation policy: The event will run rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Registrants will be emailed by 7:00am on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.

  • Please arrive on time and prepared for outdoor work.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, face mask, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring rain protection, sun protection, reusable water bottle and snacks. Gardening gloves and equipment will be available.
  • Please note that washrooms are NOT available on site.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email tisha.tan@trca.ca at least 7 days prior to the event.

Sep
28
Tue
Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Amberlea Park @ Amberlea Park
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Durham Conservation Youth Corps - Amberlea Park @ Amberlea Park

Would you like to help plant a native garden and learn about the pollinators that might use it?

Participants will take part in planting a pollinator gardens at Amberlea Park in Pickering. Meet at the park entrance off Braeburn Crescent.

Registration is required for this event, walk-ins will not be accepted.

What to wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes, tall socks, face mask, hat and sunscreen.

What to bring: Rain protection, bug spray, reusable water bottle and snacks. Gardening gloves and water refill will be available on site.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no washroom available on site.

Cancellation policy: The event will run rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Registrants will be emailed by 8:00am on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email mary.gawen@trca.ca at least 7 days prior to the event.

This event is part of the Conservation Youth Corps and funded by through the support of the City of Pickering and Canada Bread.

Oct
16
Sat
Girls Can Too Planting Event – Bramalea @ Knightsbridge Kings Cross Apartments and Chelsea Gardens
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Girls Can Too Planting Event – Bramalea @ Knightsbridge Kings Cross Apartments and Chelsea Gardens

Girls Can Too is a successful training program that provides hands-on learning experiences in the environmental and skilled trades sectors to young women in grades 7 to 12.

Get outside and earn community service hours! Plant native shrubs and wildflowers, while learning about the benefits of planting native species in urban gardens.

This event is part of the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) working in collaboration with tower residents and owners to create a green, healthy, and welcoming Bramalea.

Eligibility:

  • Grades 7 – 12
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Punctual and reliable

Expectations of participants:

  • Arrive on time at a designated location
  • Participate in an orientation and training session
  • Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks
  • Use hand tools and equipment safely
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Registration is required

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible and LGBTQ2+ inclusive environment. If you have any questions about registration or require an accommodation, please contact girlscantoo@trca.ca.

Oct
17
Sun
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps – Fall Planting at Sherway Trail @ Sherway Trail
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps - Fall Planting at Sherway Trail @ Sherway Trail

Get outside and volunteer with TRCA! Let’s welcome fall together by planting native trees and shrubs at Sherway Trail! Students in attendance can receive volunteer hours for participation. Volunteer letters will be emailed following the event.

Location: Sherway Trail, Toronto. Located near Sherway Drive. Due to nearby construction, registered participants will be contacted with details on how to access the site.

Registration is required for this event, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration includes sharing your contact information for contact tracing purposes, signing a waiver and completing a self-assessment for COVID-19. Each individual must fill out a waiver separately (including those under the age of 18).

  • Please arrive on time and prepared for outdoor work.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, face mask, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring rain protection, sun protection, reusable water bottle and snacks. Gardening gloves and equipment will be available, though you are welcome to bring your own to reduce equipment sharing.
  • Please note that washrooms are NOT available on site.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email tisha.tan@trca.ca at least 7 days prior to the event.

Oct
30
Sat
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps – Fall Planting at Sherway Trail @ Sherway Trail
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toronto Conservation Youth Corps - Fall Planting at Sherway Trail @ Sherway Trail

Get outside and volunteer with TRCA! Let’s welcome fall together by planting native trees and shrubs at Sherway Trail! Students in attendance can receive volunteer hours for participation. Volunteer letters will be emailed following the event.

Location: Sherway Trail, Toronto. Located near Sherway Drive. Due to nearby construction, registered participants will be contacted with details on how to access the site.

Registration is required for this event, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration includes sharing your contact information for contact tracing purposes, signing a waiver and completing a self-assessment for COVID-19. Each individual must fill out a waiver separately (including those under the age of 18).

  • Please arrive on time and prepared for outdoor work.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, face mask, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring rain protection, sun protection, reusable water bottle and snacks. Gardening gloves and equipment will be available, though you are welcome to bring your own to reduce equipment sharing.
  • Please note that washrooms are NOT available on site.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email tisha.tan@trca.ca at least 7 days prior to the event.