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Node Worker


Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Sep 30, 2021


Many people would like to help at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, but do not want to be tied down to a particular day and time to help out in one of our work groups. We have created a strategy that we call “work nodes” that allows you to work on your own, at your own pace. Under the guidance of one of our long-time volunteers, you will be helped to find a small area of the garden that you would like to adopt. It will then be your responsibility to take care of your node, which may require removal and control of invasive species, planting native plants / shrubs / trees, mulching to discourage unwanted plants, etc., for the entire growing season. Time commitment can vary from one afternoon a month to weekly chores — it’s up to you! Tools, instructions, advice, and feedback will be provided to assist you as you work on your node.


Ted Farnworth



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 (19-24 years); Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The node concept gives you the flexibility to make a contribution to the FWG that is tailored to your schedule. Although many of our volunteers enjoy the social aspect of working at the garden, some people cannot commit to a fixed volunteer time or they prefer to work alone. By taking on a node, you make your own schedule and you choose an area that appeals to you. One of the biggest rewards for our node workers is the satisfaction of seeing the impact one person can make.

How will the organization benefit?
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is large and the challenges we face in terms of habitat preservation are great. By focusing on small parts of the garden, our node volunteers have made a noticeable difference. Our goal is to find enough volunteers to cover every small area of the garden

Organization category: Environment

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+)