This year National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate, recognize and thank volunteers, and to create awareness for the important work millions do across Canada!
The Toronto Botanical Garden would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers that have supported our gardens throughout these challenging time. Sue Hills, our manager of volunteer services summed up last year with the phrase “When the going gets tough …. TBG volunteers get going”. In 2020, over 90 volunteers rose to the challenge by donating a remarkable 3,700 hours in volunteer service.
Our volunteers were able to safely return to lend a hand in our gardens late last summer. They have also been able to assist with our retail operations which focused on developing online shopping, delivery and curbside pick up. Last fall they donned their masks and helped with our honey harvest. Equipped with visors they welcomed visitors to the gardens as garden ambassadors and led pre-booked garden tours. We also had many volunteers working behind-the-scenes to reschedule and re-imagine special events like Through the Garden Gate. Our Trellis committee hosted online editorial meetings to ensure the Trellis magazine was published for our members to enjoy. And lastly the board, and other committees, and groups worked from home in support of the TBG.
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We continue to be humbled and heartened by their loyalty and support.