Volunteer Opportunities for Members

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!

If you are interested volunteering with TFN, please complete the form below. You will be subscribed to Volunteer Alerts and will periodically receive notice about volunteer opportunities as they become available.

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Ongoing opportunities

Some opportunities are always open to volunteers! Take a look below and let us know if you’re interested in participating.

Walk Leaders

TFN Walks are a core benefit of membership and a primary way TFN meets its mission to connect people with nature, and help them to understand, enjoy, and protect Toronto‚Äôs green spaces and the species that inhabit them. With 140+ walks each year we’re always looking for new walk leaders! Learn what’s involved and then take to the trails by emailing walks@torontofieldnaturalists.org!

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 and come lend a hand by emailing cfmp@torontofieldnaturalists.org!

Jim Baillie Stewardship Team

Come help steward our amazing Jim Baillie Nature Reserve, a high quality undisturbed swamp forest with a diverse flora and many regionally rare species. Periodic outings include activities like invasive species removal, plantings, trail building and maintenance, our endangered butternut protection project, and more. To participate please email stewardship@torontofieldnaturalists.org.


Published eight times a year since 1938, our Newsletter may be the most treasured benefit of TFN membership! Volunteers help with content creation, proofreading & editing, and newsletter layout & production. To participate please email newsletter@torontofieldnaturalists.org.

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 by emailing juniortfn@torontofieldnaturalists.org.


TFN has established a variety of committees to help us achieve our mission & mandate, and to provide our members opportunities to actively engage in issues they’re passionate about. Check out our committees page are reach out to the Committee Chair if you’re interested in participating.