volunteering with children or youth
These volunteer opportunities happen on weekdays between 9am and 3pm, so it won't suit everyone's schedule.
We are especially interested in volunteers with experience working with pre-school or school-aged children or youth.
We will provide training, but for the pre-school "Little Farmers" program, we are especially eager to find volunteers who are interested in taking leadership. You will be paired up with a daycare centre as a "garden buddy" - to help daycare leaders provide garden activities for the 'little farmers."
You should have at least some experience with young children even if it’s just being a parent, grandparent, etc. and some experience growing veggies (but no need to be an expert!)
If you'd like to help out with school-aged children and youth, no experience is needed - you will work with one of our staff members, helping to host field trips to community food forests in various locations.
How much time is required? It can be anywhere from a few hours here and there to as much as you want!