Despite the snow today, our spring programs and plantings are coming up quickly. Sign up today to volunteer with us for a hour, or a day, or the season!
Pollinator Kit Assembly & Distribution:
Oakvillegreen’s pollinator kits and native trees are arriving soon! We will be sorting and distributing hundreds of native plants at the Town of Oakville greenhouses on Cornwall Road on May 8th from 10am-2pm and May 9th from 9am-12noon. Both dates require some volunteers willing to get a little dirty and learn a whole lot about native plants!
Pollinator Garden Stewards:
We are looking for a few keen and committed volunteers to help maintain and check up on our Pop-up Pollinator Demonstration Garden at Glen Abbey Community Centre. This new garden will be planted on May 10th beginning at 10am. We’d like our Garden Stewards to take a once-a-week walk around and do some garden tidy up and let us know of any issues. Throughout the summer we may organize a bigger edging party or a fall clean up but for the moment, we need a few volunteers to be our eyes on the garden at least once a week. Please let us know if you are available to be a Garden Steward!
Tree Planting Volunteer:
Moving shovels, wheelbarrows and preparing a planting area before eager tree planters arrive to plant trees is a big job! We are searching for a tree planting volunteer for tree planting on April 24th at 1pm at Beechnut Woods, May 3rd at 2pm at Woodgate Woods and May 30th at 10 am at Clearview Park. The tree planting volunteer will coordinate with our Tree and Education Program coordinator to assist with putting up directional signs, unloading equipment, and preparing plants and would guide volunteers on how and where to plant trees and shrubs.
GIANT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE:
On May 23rd we are looking for volunteers for various roles from 5:30am to 1pm! Our giant garage sale is our biggest fundraiser and a great community event. If you are an early bird, we need a volunteer at 5:30 am to help mark the Town Hall parking lot with chalk to demarcate vendor spots. If you have roller blades or ride a skateboard this is just the job for you! It goes a lot faster if you have wheels! We also need a happy, shiny person to sell coffee from 7 am (until it runs out – usually 10 am!) We need several more volunteers to check vendors in at 8 am or assist our M&M BBQ Master with giving change and keeping the BBQ line moving well.
HAVE TRUCK WILL MOVE PLANTS?
Finally, we need a volunteer with a vehicle (they don’t mind getting a bit of soil spilled in) to help us move pollinator plants to several school gardens we are organizing. Any and all help moving plants is greatly appreciated and repaid with smiles and cheers by students and teachers at the other end!
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please fill out our volunteer application form and let us know when you are available.
Email Giuliana at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to chat about any of these opportunities!