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

Would you like to volunteer with us? Here is a link to a google spreadsheet describing every task we need! You can review it to see if anything works for you and then contact us at gardening@usask.ca to make arrangements to volunteer. Thank you!

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. Short list volunteers also get first crack at the volunteer spreadsheet opportunities before they are made public. 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. Here is a link to a google spreadsheet of what we need!

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. Here is a link to a google spreadsheet of what we need!

Volunteering in Saskatchewan

My husband and I are both seniors and I am recuperating from radiation therapy for cancer. We are in need of help weeding our flower beds and pruning some shrubs and a Japanese lilac tree. Any help we could get would be much appreciated. For information call Connie at: 306-221-6207

Are you passionate about horticulture?  Do want every community in Saskatchewan to be a great place to live?  Are you comfortable meeting with community representatives and sharing your knowledge and ideas while enjoying the fun of travelling across Saskatchewan?  If you have said YES, then you might be a perfect volunteer for the Communities in Bloom Program. We need Volunteer judges to visit participating communities in July and August each year to evaluate the community’s success in enhancing their aesthetics, promoting civic pride and participation, and developing environmental awareness and stewardship. Join us in continuing to make Saskatchewan communities exceptional places to live, work and play. Contact Andrew Exelby, Parks and Open Space Consultant, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association at aexelby@spra.sk.ca or 306.780.9262.

Wanted! Volunteer with Horticulture back ground for Parkridge Center.

Volunteer must be available during day time hours and flexible for special occasions. 

Volunteer must:  be comfortable working with all types of abilities, dedicated, knowledgeable, assist with group programs, ideas for new and improved projects and assisting with care of various plants.

Days/Times: Tuesday AM Wednesday PM

Please contact: Volunteer Services, Parkridge Center, 110 Gropper Cres.,

(306)655-3865 or (306)230-8923

The SFBLC Garden Patch is looking for volunteers to assist us with the 2022 growing season. We are a 1.5 acre urban farm, located on the 900 block of 3rd Avenue North. All of the produce grown on site goes to the Saskatoon Food Bank to add fresh organic produce to the emergency food baskets we offer.

Volunteers are needed to assist with planting, weeding, harvesting and general site maintenance. Volunteers can either work closely with our team, or independently should they desire some gardening zen in the center of our busy city.

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday to Friday, with shifts available from 9-11:45 or 12:30-3:30.

Anyone interested can fill out an application at:

https://saskatoonfoodbank.org/volunteer

North Park Wilson School is a public elementary school (K-8) located in the North Park area of Saskatoon. A relatively large garden located in front of the school that has fallen into disrepair over the last few years. It contains several plants native to Saskatchewan, including large amounts of milkweed.

Many people have tried to take the lead on this garden over the last decade, but the task has proven overwhelming due to general lack of knowledge of which plants to keep as well as overall vision. We need someone who is willing to coordinate a plan for this garden and see it through with the help of the school and the community.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the school to develop a plan for the school garden
  • Identify plants of cultural or natural significance
  • Educate volunteers on work to be performed on garden
  • Oversee and coordinate volunteer efforts

Requirements:

  • Completion of master gardener program
  • Knowledge of plants native to Saskatchewan
  • Awareness and knowledge of indigenous culture preferred
  • Experience coordinating groups of volunteers of various ages and abilities

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kristen Siba, Principal at NPW School at Siba, SibaK@spsd.sk.ca

We are looking for a master gardener to help our school with…

  • Assisting with preparing our garden to be planted.
  • Assisting with planting our raised garden beds with students during the school day during the third week of May.
  • Sharing garden knowledge with students about various plants and how to plant seeds.
  • Tending to the garden in June while school is still on, by weeding, and thinning, staking.
  • Potentially tending to the garden once or twice a week for 3 hours during the summer months. This would involve watering, harvesting and giving produce to community members.

This position is flexible and might/could involve more than one person if more are interested.

Contact: Shelly Fedrau Community Coordinator at W.P. Bate Community School

Email: fedrauS@spsd.sk.ca or kurpjuweity@spsd.sk.ca

Small, personal care home in Lawson Heights looking for volunteer gardeners to plant, weed, maintain and harvest our garden patch. We would like to plant mainly potatoes, squash and carrots. We will also have a few raised garden beds that our residents and staff will maintain, but the big garden is too much for us to manage now. Please contact either Anne or Judy at 306-242-5566.

Wild about Saskatoon needs you! If you're passionate about connecting people of all ages to nature in Saskatoon then consider volunteering with Wild about Saskatoon. There are multiple ways you can volunteer:

  • Join a committee to help plan projects;
  • Become a social media champion and help spread the word about the organization; or
  • Join the odd job squad to help complete miscellaneous tasks.

Volunteering in Manitoba

Manitoba Master Gardeners Association

If you are a Master Gardener in Manitoba, or currently enrolled in the courses toward the Manitoba Master Gardener Certificate, you may find a general description of the kind of volunteer activity that qualifies for the required volunteer service commitment at  MG Practicum – Manitoba Master Gardener Association (mgmanitoba.com). If you are looking for existing volunteer opportunities that are already approved by the MMGA, please email: volunteers@mgmanitoba.com.