Get involved in your community!

Do you want to get involved in your community? We collect volunteer opportunities from non-profit agencies in Saskatoon, around the province, and beyond. Many of our calls for assistance also come from senior members of our society - having some extra help in the yard may be the extra help they need to stay independently living in their own homes. You really can make a big difference!

Volunteering with USask

Not a specific task per se - the volunteer short list is a private list we maintain in the gardening.usask.ca office for upcoming Saskatoon and area events with a quick turnaround. Sometimes we are looking for someone to help plant at the greenhouse, or maybe we need a quick hand in a classroom, or maybe we need other assistance. This is our go-to list to find local help. You don't ever have to say yes, you can ignore the emails if you want, but we'd sure like to have a helping hand from time to time. Email gardening@usask.ca to get on the special list!
We are looking for artistic nature lovers to draw (either on a computer or on paper) some specific illustrations for us. We're open to different styles and would be happy to add your name to the illustration wherever it is used. We would be using the images on our website, in our classes, on social media, or possibly in printed materials such as the free pamphlets we distribute for free. If you want to donate your artistic skills towards furthering public education, let us know at gardening@usask.ca
We are seeking images of prairie and northern Canadian insects, plants, flower beds, flower pots, and gardens for our website and print materials. Interested photographers would take images with their camera (or high-quality phone camera) and deliver them to us electronically through our dropbox. All images would require information on location and content, preferably including names of plants included. Images of recognizable homes require signed approval of homeowner to display image without the address. Images including people are especially needed and require a photo release signed. Releases are available. To volunteer, please contact v.young@usask.ca

Volunteering with other not for profit organizations

We would love to have some assistance to plan out a lovely, tranquil oasis on our deck which is used by staff and by clients attending healing programs.  Ideas so far include several moveable raised beds, and a sheltered area from the full sun.  We welcome ideas and have a 3–4 year roll-out trajectory.  If you would like to help, please contact me at:  office@villagesaskatoon.com or 306-975-7762.

Thank you!

Nancy Hall
Administrative Assistant
Saskatoon Community Service Village