Volunteering with Little Farmers

This volunteer opportunity happens on weekdays between 9am and 3pm, so it won't suit everyone's schedule. It is meant for volunteers who are interested in taking leadership - each volunteer will be paired up with a daycare centre to provide garden activities for the 'little farmers."  

Volunteers should have at least some experience with young children even if it’s just being a parent, grandparent, etc. If you have experience growing veggies that's great, but no worries if you don't. In that case, we'll provide you with some training. 

We only started the program last year, so it’s a work in progress and we hope that volunteers will develop their own ideas and ways of working with the pre-schools and their leaders. 

Last year we worked with three different pre-schools and this year we are building raised beds at three more. All are in central Sudbury.

Volunteers will have opportunities to learn about installing rain barrels, building indoor worm composters and leading healthy eating activities (not exactly cooking, but simple food prep). 

How much time is required? It can be anywhere from a few hours to an hour or two every week - it really depends on you! Other ideas for other garden activities with the kids through the season are welcome too!