Volunteer
Help us grow our educational farms

Thank you for choosing Fresh Roots! Our organization was started by a dedicated group of volunteers, and everything we do, any impact we have, is thanks to the work of people who choose to volunteer and work towards Good Food For All with us!

Volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year and mostly between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. There are lots of ways to get involved – see below how you can become a member of our team!

Farm Volunteers

Are you looking to take your first steps into the world of urban farming or support schoolyard-grown produce? Do you want to learn how to grow your own, or share your existing knowledge with our farms? Whatever the case may be, we’d love to have you join our Garden Helpers crew! These shifts are a fun and dynamic opportunity to get involved with our schoolyard farms, get outside and grow your gardening skills.

Please note:

  • 3 hour weekday shifts are scheduled within the hours of Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • We ask that all volunteers commit to at least one shift per month.
  • We ask that you finalize your farm shift plans at least 24 hours in advance so our farm team can prepare.

Other Ways to Volunteer

Not sure farming is your thing?  There are lots of other ways to help out!

Education

We are growing our Field Trip and outreach workshop programs. We would love to have volunteers with experience working with elementary students to assist our education team for these programs!

Community Events

Do you love talking to people? Do you want to share your love for Fresh Roots with others? We would love to have you join us at one of the many community events we attend!

Digital Photos

We are looking for someone to help us manage our growing digital photo collection!  This will entail tagging photos, sorting them into albums, deleting duplicates, and generally helping us make our photos easier to access.

New Volunteers

Please take a few moments to fill out our application form, so we can learn a bit more about you and your interest in Fresh Roots!

Returning Volunteers

Use your SignUp.com link to sign up for shifts. Can’t find your link? Email volunteer@freshroots.ca and we’ll help you out.  See you at the farm!

Questions? Ideas? Veggie Jokes?

We value the importance of volunteer involvement. Everyone comes with a unique story and experience to share, and we are grateful you are choosing to share your time, enthusiasm, and energy with us. We look forward to learning and growing with you! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at volunteer@freshroots.ca.

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