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3006 - Urban Garden Volunteer > Seasonal, in the Garden > Ages 10+
Position Address:
Iceland Teaching Garden (behind the Arena) 705 Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, ON, Canada


The Iceland Urban Garden volunteer program will run throughout the growing season (late April to October, 2024) at our Urban Teaching Garden (see MAP, below). Volunteers will help us grow local and organic produce for Mississauga food banks, while building skills in food growing and food preparation. Ecosource is an environmental education charity in Ontario serving children, youth, adults, and families with a focus on improving access to environmental engagement for all communities. Since 1979, we have expanded from Mississauga into other areas of Peel region and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability education, nature connection, and youth leadership.


No gardening experience necessary. You will take part in a variety of gardening tasks that reflect the annual growth cycle: weeding, preparing beds for planting, planting seeds, transplanting, and harvesting.Growing For Our Good (May through October) seeks to empower youth to provide skills along the whole journey of food - from planting, to harvesting, to how to eat the veggies! We'll also be looking at ways that we can share this info with the community through social media and other youth action. All levels of experience/interest are welcome to join. There will be something for everyone, and you are welcome to join us as a volunteer gardener at any point in the season.

To register for sessions visit ecosource.ca/volunteer - registration is on a rolling basis and each session opens up for signup two weeks prior to the date.To receive updates about this and other related volunteer opportunities, use the following link here: https://forms.gle/pu4C7poP5rVmWW899




  • Excellent opportunity to connect with your community, address food security, learn about food justice, and connect with the environment through hands-on food growing
  • Healthy outdoor volunteering activity
  • High school students can receive credit towards their community service volunteer hours graduation requirement


  • OPEN to all 10 years of age and up (Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • No gardening experience is necessary
  • Moderate physical activity (dress to the weather, closed-toe footwear, hats, sun block, gardening gloves)
  • Volunteers may attend one or multiple sessions
  • ALL volunteers must sign a Volunteer Form prior to gardening
  • ALL who participate in this program must agree to the health and safety requirements at the Garden


Min Age: 10
Max Age: 100   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Any Duration commitment starting 2024-04-23 AND ending 2024-10-29
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening

Multiple sessions will be available to attend weekly (mainly TUES, some morning, some evening). Timing of volunteer sessions will change based on seasonal requirements (April to June, July to August, September to October).


Orientation will be provided on-site, and all tasks will be explained and demonstrated by Ecosource staff and volunteers.

Once you have APPLIED, and been registered (see DESCRIPTION, above)volunteers will be contacted to fill out any necessary waivers. You will also be provided a 'link' where you can book sessions to attend and garden.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Environment, Education & Learning, Seasonal/Special Event, Youth Programs, Food Services, Youth Mentorship
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2024-10-29

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