Job Posting: Neighbourhood Steward

Dates: 8 weeks, starting as soon as possible

Hours: 30 hrs/wk

Wage: $17/hr

The Heritage Community Association (HCA) has an exciting summer job opportunity for someone between the ages of 15 and 30 who is keen on environmental stewardship and community engagement. We are seeking a Neighbourhood Steward to help keep our community’s alleys and green spaces tidy, vibrant and safe. The position will include helping to organize Community Clean-ups in our neighbourhood, maintaining Art Park, as well as a variety of other activities related to neighbourhood beauty and safety. 


Reporting to HCA’s Executive Director, the Neighbourhood Steward will:

  1. Help to organize Community Cleanups in different areas of the neighbourhood throughout the summer, including:
    • Helping HCA’s ED to coordinate bin locations, schedules, and drop-offs with Loraas
    • Supporting with communications and promotions to community members, including through flyers and social media
    • Being present on clean-up days to help direct and support community members bringing their garbage to the bins
  2. Maintain HCA’s Art Park, a corner of green space in our neighbourhood that is planted with native and edible plants, including:
    • Pruning trees, bushes and grass as needed
    • Weeding pathways
    • Picking up garbage daily
    • Helping to maintain the Little Free Pantry and art within the park
    • Helping to promote the park on social media
  3. Help to keep Heritage’s alleys clean by regularly picking up litter, and reporting problem areas to the City or Health Authority as appropriate
  4. Assist with other HCA initiatives as needed, such as our Food Security Initiative, Graffiti Removal, emergency response efforts for COVID-19, and/or preparation for the Harvest Moon Festival

Qualities and Skills sought:

  • Self-directed, independent worker
  • Capacity and willingness to spend many hours a day outside
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills; capacity to connect well with community members
  • Familiarity the Heritage neighbourhood
  • Knowledge of native plant maintenance an asset but not required
  • Social media and written communication skills an asset but not required
  • Previous experience working in similar roles an asset but not required

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to

This position is supported by Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program.