Upcoming projects

Projects for the 2019-2020 academic year

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[Photo Credit:
Chris Osler]

Tree Fest Ottawa –
Pollinators and the Urban Forest

(Fall 2019)

Tree Fest Ottawa is looking for volunteers to help them with their project: Pollinators and the Urban Forest. This project is a public engagement initiative to draw attention to the decline of wild pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It features a large-scale outdoor photography exhibition produced by Tree Fest Ottawa and a series of talks, displays, guided walks and other activities led by individuals, community groups and students who have knowledge and expertise in this area.

Application deadline: September 2nd, 2019

Project dates: September 3rd, 2019 – November 22nd, 2019

Volunteer placement: #162

Team leader placement: #187

Flyer - Pollinators and the Urban Forest


L’Alternative Cooperative Housing –
Growing Food and Friendships at a Gatineau Housing Cooperative

(Fall 2019 & Winter 2020)

Wooden sign amidst grass and the cooperative

A Gatineau housing cooperative needs your help to improve their communal garden spaces. Throughout this project, volunteers will help rebuild the housing cooperative's community gardens while educating its children and residents on garden care and food security.

Application deadline: September 10th, 2019

Project dates:

  • Phase 1: September 12th – December 10th, 2019
  • Phase 2: Winter/Spring 2020

Volunteer placement: #156

Team leader placement: #157

Flyer - Growing Food and Friendships at a Gatineau Housing Cooperative


Lowertown Community Resource Centre –
Lowertown Community Gardens Network

(Fall 2019 and Winter 2020)

CRCVB Logo

The Lowertown Community Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to help establish a gardening network in Lowertown. Community gardens exist in different parts of Ottawa and provide an opportunity for residents to produce edible plant products in an affordable and sustainable manner. In its fight against food security, the LCRC is seeking to establish its own network, which will allow community members to share their resources.

Application deadline: September 23rd, 2019

Project dates:

  • Phase 1: September 25th to December 3rd, 2019
  • Phase 2: Winter 2020

Volunteer Placement: #149

Team Leader Placement: #152

Flyer - Lowertown Community Gardens Network

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