Volunteer Opportunities

The Toronto Field Naturalists Volunteer Program provides a corps of enthusiastic individuals who dedicate time and effort to helping to protect nature in Toronto and to furthering TFN’s mission and mandate. As a volunteer-run non-profit organization, TFN couldn’t do all that we do without you!

Lecture Support

The TFN’s lectures couldn’t happen without the support of a team of volunteers who plan and schedule our amazing speakers.

We need more people on this team! Can you help?

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Junior Naturalists outing on Aug 5, 2018

Junior Naturalists

Join the team which plans and delivers programming for the TFN Junior Naturalists.

Help mentor and educate youth in nature knowledge and stewardship.

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We have hands-on stewardship events at Cottonwood Flats and at our amazing Jim Baillie Nature Reserve. No experience is needed as training will be provided.

Activities include invasive species identification and removal, native species plantings, litter removal, trail maintenance, and more. 

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Walk Leaders

Do you know a natural area that others might enjoy? Do you have a passion for an aspect of our natural heritage that you want to share? Help connect people with nature by leading a walk!

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Training is provided!

Wildlife Protection Group

There has been a disturbing increase in the harassment of wildlife by photographers, birders and general nature users—often unintentionally as they do not realise the impact of their actions.

This group was formed to educate people on the issue of wildlife disturbance and to promote practices of ethical nature viewing.

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These are some of our other volunteer activities, but they aren’t accepting new volunteers at present.

Cottonwood Flats Monitoring Project

Our core team is composed of TFN members with strong flora or fauna identification skills, but the project offers many opportunities for volunteers with a variety of skills and experience levels! Photographers, ambassadors, general observers, and members looking to brush up or improve their ID skills are all encouraged to volunteer. Learn more.