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The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG)
To connect people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature.
To be renowned for our display of nature's beauty and as a dynamic hub for plant-centred learning, conservation and research.
The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) Garden shop team needs additional volunteers to help in this beautiful facility.
Volunteers are needed for shifts on Sunday mornings (9.45 -1 pm).
This role has lots of variety as volunteers in the Garden Shop assist customers, handle sales transactions and help put together and maintain displays of products. Garden shop volunteers are also active at most of this worthy not for profit special events, including "pop up shop"at different locations!
Previous retail experience and comfort handling cash systems is an asset but not essential as training with shop supervisor and an experienced volunteer will be provided.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months. This is a social not a solo role as volunteers work in pairs for each shift.
Excellent communication skills (English language ability - comprehension and verbal);
Computer literacy, able to use email and TBG's sign up and scheduling systems and learn the point of sale system used in the Garden Shop
An eye for accuracy.
Volunteers need to enjoy an active mobile role (this is an on your feet role including trips up and down stairs).
Training is provided through job shadowing and coaching. There are also written materials available to support this role.
Close to bus or street car stop
Free parking available
Minimum hours per week:
carrying and lifting
dexterity and agility
walking and standing
math and computer skills
Submit resume or complete volunteer application form (from our website www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca select join then volunteer) to
Fax: 416 397 1354