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Trail Patrol

Trail Patrol - Volunteering at MUN Botanical Garden

What is the purpose of Trail Patrol?

Trail patrol volunteers assist the Botanical Garden staff in the maintenance of safe and enjoyable walking trails within the cultivated garden areas and the nature trails during the open season. Trail patrol duty involves walking the trails and/or flower garden areas of MUN Botanical Garden.

Some volunteers prefer to simply walk our trails and report back any problems or sightings. This is a very valuable service. Other volunteers enjoy greeting and chatting with visitors they meet along the way. This is also a very valuable service. The choice is up to you.


Attention Volunteers: Trail Patrol Training

Do you and your family enjoy getting outside, hiking our trails, and chatting with our visitors? Volunteering with our trail patrol may be the right job for you. Trail patrol volunteers are needed during our open hours, 10 am – 5 pm, daily, May - August  / 10 am - 4 pm, September - November. Families are welcome to volunteer as a group.

Duties can include, while hiking the trails: collecting litter, checking for fallen trees or any other hazards along the trails, providing assistance to visitors on the trails and communicating with staff via the visitor services desk.

Please email bgprograms@mun.ca if you are interested in attending an upcoming training session.

Training dates will be scheduled as required. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about our trails and flower gardens, the following programs are offered for all members of the public and are free for Season Pass holders and MUN Students. Pre-registration is not required:

  • An Afternoon in the Garden: Wednesdays at 2 pm (Led by MUNBG Horticulture staff)
  • Bird Watching: Every 2nd Sunday morning at 8 am (Led by FOG volunteers)
  • Sunday Morning Nature Hike: Sundays at 10 am (Led by MUNBG Education staff)
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