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Volunteer Position – Green Access Rooftop Garden Steward

Established in 2011, the Green Access Program uses the Green Roof at AccessPoint on Danforth as a launching pad for activities that build skills around food and gardening. The program brings together community development, environmental education, and health. The rooftop garden also provides community members – many who live in high-rise buildings with no personal outdoor space – the opportunity to participate in gardening activities.

We are looking for community residents who are passionate about growing food in urban spaces and are interested in stewardship of our garden through the growing season! 

This is an in-person position.

Location
AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave. (Victoria Park & Danforth Avenue.)

Time commitment: 
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – an average of 2 hours per week, July to September, 2021

Tasks
 Working with the support and guidance of the Green Access Rooftop gardener
 Weeding
 Watering
 Compost maintenance
 Harvesting, weighing, and suppling produce for Access Alliance’s food programming
 Bending and lifting
 General maintenance of the garden and tools

Skills Required
 Enjoy working outdoors in most weather conditions, especially consistent heat
 Able to bend, lift, and stand for a sustainable period of time
 Not afraid of living creature like bee, worms, spiders, etc.
 Ability to work within a diverse team of community residents

Benefits for the volunteer
 Learn how to grow food in an urban environment
 Learn about environmental and social issues affecting the food system
 Improve health and well-being by being outdoors, engaged in productive activities
 Meet others interested in environmental and urban cultivation
 Get some exercise!

To apply
Complete an application form by clicking here.
OR email: Melisa Savone – Volunteer & Students Placement Lead at msavone@accessalliance.ca

Please include ‘Garden Steward’ on the subject line

For more information contact:
Chimu Titti – Sustainable Living Program Coordinator at ctiti@accessalliance.ca

We welcome and encourage immigrants and refugees to volunteer with us! We encourage applications from volunteers who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ+ communities.

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