Volunteers

The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are a local, non-profit organization with over 300 volunteer gardeners who maintain and enhance ornamental gardens along the Lake Nipissing waterfront. Volunteers can be involved in much more than just gardening!

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Become a Heritage Gardener

Heritage Gardeners usually spend 1-2 hours per week during the spring and summer season tending to their beautiful waterfront garden.

How to Register?

If you would like to become a Heritage Gardener, please register using the 2017 Volunteer Gardening Registration form. Volunteers are asked to keep track of their hours and submit the total hours no later than December 1st each year.

Please click  HERE to print your own Registration form.

Please click HERE to print an Hours Tracking form.

The Discovery North Bay Museum remains a drop-off and pick up locations point for volunteers. Behind the desk at the gift shop of the Museum, a blue folder contains registration forms, hours logs, election and honorary nomination forms etc. Forms for the Heritage Gardeners may be dropped at the museum and items can be left there for pick up. Please refer to the museum’s website prior to your visit for their business hours.

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A signed registration form is required EVERY YEAR by each gardener. In order for the City’s insurance to cover all volunteers, each person much be registered every year. The 2017 Registration Forms have been e-mailed to previous volunteers.
Hard copies can be found at the Museum, Education Nights and the Heritage Gardeners office. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator for a digital copy.

If you questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator.


Open Executive Committee Positions 2017
  1. Executive Committee Recording Secretary

The Executive Committee Recording Secretary is a volunteer position that reports to the Executive Committee Co-Chairs. The purpose of the Recording Secretary is to record the meeting minutes and maintain the records of the Executive meetings. Responsibilities of this role include recording and distributing meeting minutes.

  1. Executive Committee Advisor

The Executive Committee Advisor position is a volunteer position that reports to the Executive Committee Co-chairs. The purpose of the position is to offer advice to the Co-Chairs and the Executive on policies, procedures, and organizational performances for the successful functioning of the organization. Responsibilities include providing guidance to the Executive members and reviewing procedures.

Commitment 

The time commitment for each position is approximately two hours each month to attend Executive Committee meetings and other activities.

If you are interested in joining the North Bay Heritage Gardener’s Executive Committee, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator/Administrator.