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Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: Bilingual
Number of Positions Available: 50
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Volunteer Opportunity Address
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Good for people interested in: Environment; Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)
You will be working with: Men; Youth (16-18 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
As you work, you will learn about wildlife-friendly gardening that encourages pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other insects, that does not need herbicides or pesticides, and that can transform any home garden. You will learn about local plants and have opportunities to identify birds, butterflies, and other wildlife native to the Ottawa area.
How will the organization benefit?
We need many hands to help maintain and improve the Garden as an educational and demonstration project of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club. The FWG is entirely managed by volunteer efforts. No volunteers, no FWG. Volunteers can work as much or as little as they like; we are flexible and every effort is helpful.
Organization category: Environment
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Groups
Suitable for community service hours: YesApply