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!

Drop-In Farm Volunteers

We are currently putting our farms to rest for winter and volunteer shifts will be on hiatus until March 2017. In the meantime, fill out a volunteer application and we will get in touch in the new year. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about new shifts and opportunities! 

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 weekly drop-in 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:

  • We ask that all volunteers commit to at least one shift per month.
  • 3 hour weekday shifts are scheduled within the hours of Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm
  • 2 hour evening shifts are held every other Thursday, 6pm-8pm

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
Simply sign up for shifts on VolunteerSpot!

Committed Volunteers

These positions are recruited on an ongoing basis, with varying needs throughout the year. Typically, we are most in need of drop-in farm volunteers, but here are some other ways we can support Good Food For All in our Vancouver community together:

  • Curriculum Resource Volunteer – Do you have a passion for food education? Do you have experience teaching and/or creating curriculums? We are recruiting a committed individual to put together resources to help educators use food and farms as learning resources. Share your experience with us by filling out our Volunteer Application Form here.
  • Culinary Skills Volunteers – Do you live and breathe good food? Do you spend hours pouring over cooking blogs and recipe books and dreaming up new culinary designs? If you answered yes to any of these questions and would like to share your passion and talent with high school-aged youth, we’d love to have you on board! Join us and run workshops for students, helping enhance their food literacy skills in the kitchen. Share your experience with us by filling out our Volunteer Application Form here.
  • Translation Volunteers – We’re looking for Drop-in Farm Volunteers who are also able to help us communicate with our greater community. This will include interacting with community members while volunteering on our farms, and sometimes helping translate Fresh Roots’ materials and programs. Fill out a Volunteer Application Form here.
  • Other Volunteers – Are you a communications expert, graphic designer, or website designer that can share your expertise to help grow Fresh Roots? Share your experience with us by filling out our Volunteer Application Form here.

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.