Volunteer Opportunities

Trillium Awards Judge

At this time, all job interviews have been suspended until April 6, 2020 except for essential service positions (Police, Fire, etc.)

The Hamilton Trillium Awards Program recognizes residents who have worked hard to beautify their neighbourhood and our community by landscaping and maintaining their property.

The Hamilton Trillium Awards program is the result of the more than three hundred volunteers who contribute their personal time to judge properties in Hamilton.

Volunteering as a Trillium Awards judge provides you with an opportunity to:

  • Explore your neighbourhood or another part of the city
  • Get landscaping and gardening ideas for your own yard
  • Reward people for having a beautiful yard
  • Be a good neighbour

To be a Trillium Awards judge, you must:

  • Appreciate horticulture and gardening
  • Have the desire to be a judge
  • Have time during the months of June and July to visit properties in your assigned zone of the city
  • Attend a short training workshop for judges in the spring

You must attend a two-hour workshop for judges in the spring to teach you how to evaluate potential Trillium Award-winning properties.

We divide the entire city into zones. Judges select a zone and review all of the properties within the zone to select the best two residential properties and one business property that deserve an award.

To become a Trillium Awards judge:

Complete the Trillium Awards Volunteer Judge Registration Form (PDF, 271 KB)

Send the completed Registration form by email to [email protected]

For questions, call 905-546-2489 and ask for our Trillium Awards Program.

Ancaster and Flamborough have separate Trillium Award processes. Please contact either Horticultural Society for criteria and volunteer opportunities.