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Garden Ambassador


  • WHERE
    North York, ON

DESCRIPTION

The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG)is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization based in North York (corner of Leslie and Lawrence). Our mission is to connect people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature.  Our vision is to be renowned for our display of nature's beauty and as dynamic hub for plant centred learning, conservation and research.

GARDEN AMBASSADOR

This is a roving, on your feet, outdoors in our gardens role.

As a TBG Garden Ambassador you will be out in our gardens on hand to greet visitors warmly, offer assistance, information, and education.

A summary of Garden Ambassador activities ? these are a choice, depending on your own interest and preference and those of the visitors you encounter:

 

  • Answering any immediate questions visitors may have - providing more information /brochures if visitors express interest in a TBG program/activity  
  • Directing visitors to areas in the garden/building that might be of most interest to them, promoting what is on that day/what is in bloom (and where to find it)
  • Stationed at information station (Discovery Cart) to engage and educate visitors using a series of themed information kits (themes currently include Invasive Plants and Native Tree ID). You will have educational props to help explain information, answer questions and facilitate activities with the public.

Full training on all the information you need  will be provided and you can then enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.

 

Skills required: an outgoing personality, good communication skills (listening as well as speaking,) knowledge of and enthusiasm for TBG, an interest in learning and then conveying that knowledge to others, a winning smile, comfort with an active, on-your-feet outdoors  role for a 3-hour shift, able to connect with people with ease and be responsive without being overwhelming.

 
Required language:
English
French/other language  is an asset

 
Transportation:
Close to bus or street car stop

Minimum hours per week:
3hrs / day weekends and Thursdays 
Task requirement:
walking and standing
verbal communication

 
Accessibility:

Accessible building
Accessible parking
Accessible washroom(s)

Please submit resume or complete volunteer application form on volunteer page on TBG website www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca

 Sign up for briefing session on this role:

 

http://signup.com/go/sQLaamQ

Susan Hills
Head, Volunteer Services
Phone: 416-397-4145
Fax: 416 397 1354
tourguides@torontobotanicalgarden.ca


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