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

Farm volunteer shifts are now available for Spring 2017!

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 sign up at least 24 hours in advance. If you sign up later than this, there is a chance there may be no one at the farm if you show up.

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

Other Ways to Volunteer

Volunteer Chefs

Are you a chef or culinary enthusiast looking to share your knowledge and passion for good food with youth? Join us as a Volunteer Chef this summer and help mentor our SOYL youth to prepare and share weekly farm-fresh meals for themselves and their community. For more information, please see the posting and apply by May 15!

And if you’re looking for other ways to help out on or off the farm, fear not! New volunteer opportunities are coming soon! If you have special skills that you’d like to share, you can let us know by filling out our Volunteer Application Form here.
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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.