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Partners in Parks is a beautification program that helps Edmontonians enhance and preserve their local green space.

2021 Volunteer Waitlist

Thank you for considering the Partners in Parks volunteer program! The registration period for 2020 is now closed. Complete the form to express interest and receive registration reminders next spring.

Current Volunteers

Volunteer Survey: Volunteers who participated this season are invited to submit feedback via the 2020 Partners in Parks Volunteer Survey. Feedback will be accepted until Saturday, November 7.

Volunteer Manual: The 2020 Volunteer Manual provides program information, volunteer policies and safety guidelines for current volunteers.

Volunteer Shifts: As a City of Edmonton volunteer, it is required that you report each shift. 

Operational Concerns: Volunteers are encouraged to contact 311 regarding service levels, so they may be directed to the appropriate operational area.

Sponsors

Edmonton Horticultural Society (EHS)

Edmonton Horticultural Society Logo A longstanding sponsor of the Partners in Parks program, for many years, in-kind donations of EHS memberships have supported volunteers in accessing workshops and training, retail discounts and meeting the community of horticulturalists in Edmonton.

For more information about memberships, special events and workshops hosted by EHS, visit the EHS website.

Earth Alive Clean Technologies

Earth Alive Clean Technologies creates natural microbial products like Soil Activator to help overcome sustainability challenges related to soil degradation. Earth Alive has donated this product for our volunteers to use to help improve Edmonton’s green spaces.

Vanco Farms

Vanco Farms specializes in growing greenhouse grown cut tulips and high quality field tulips for producing bulbs. This year, volunteers can look forward to tulip bulbs from the Canadian Signature Collection for fall planting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is interested in supporting the Partners in Parks program through donation or sponsorship, please email partnersinparks@edmonton.ca for more information.

The Partners in Parks program is flexible in meeting the needs of Sponsor Organizations. Sponsorship contributions may include in-kind donations, event sponsorship and funding donations.

Sponsorship benefits are tailored to each partner but may include:

  • Contributing to your community
  • Supporting volunteer efforts
  • Meeting corporate sustainability goals
  • Brand exposure

Volunteer Activities

Partners in Parks volunteers maintain horticultural shrub beds. If you see a Partners in Parks volunteer hard at work, make sure to let them know how much their effort is helping to beautify your neighbourhood!

Maintenance activities include:

  • Removing litter
  • Weeding shrub beds
  • Planting non-invasive annuals or perennials
  • Watering plant material

Volunteer efforts will:

  • Boost pride in our city
  • Bring beauty to your neighbourhood
  • Reduce presence of invasive weeds
  • Improve habitat for native plants, birds and pollinators

Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Gain personal satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Opportunity for staying physically and mentally healthy
  • Enhance horticulture and gardening skills
  • Seasonal recognition
Not all flowers are friendly. Help pursue, capture and destroy these public enemies.

Second Nature® horticultural compost and blended topsoil (garden mix) products for sale.

For More Information

Title Community Greening Coordinator
Email partnersinparks@edmonton.ca

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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