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Community Gardener/Landscaper


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

COVID-19 notes:

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DESCRIPTION

The volunteer will assist in the gardening and upkeep of various Dixon Hall locations. Volunteers will gain experience in gardening and maintenance of plants, landscaping and strengthen community and group work skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate for this position possess the following skills and qualifications:
• Ability to work collaboratively with others
• Reliable and punctual
• Ability to lift up to 30lbs and perform repetitive motions for an extended period of time
• Previous experience and understanding of gardening and/or landscaping is an asset
• Willing to accept supervision and takes direction well

MAJOR REPSONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Assist in the transportation of plants onsite
• Remove rubble and debris within garden grounds
• Plant shrubbery, flowers and plants
• Work with other volunteers and staff to come up with and implement new ideas

TIME REQUIREMENT:
Volunteers asked to volunteer a minimum of once (1) per week, for a minimum of three (3) months

LOCATION: Various Dixon Hall sites, located in downtown Toronto

BENEFITS:
• Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain skills in the areas of: gardening and landscaping, working in team settings, time-management
• Reference letter provided after 24 hours of volunteer service

Who You'll be Assisting

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Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is a multi-service agency in east downtown Toronto with programs and services for children, youth, adult, and seniors. We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve, and to live full and rewarding lives. Our programs and services promote healthy and independent living.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is a multi-service agency in east downtown Toronto with programs and services for children, youth, adult, and seniors. We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve, and to live full and rewarding lives. Our programs and services promote healthy and independent living.