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!

Big Help Farm Volunteer Days

Looking to lend a hand? Come to one of our monthly Big Help volunteer days on our Vancouver farms! Big Helps are a super fun way to learn a bit more about urban farming, spend some time giving back, and connect with the Fresh Roots community.

When and where are the Big Helps?

Dates

Saturday, April 21 – David Thompson
Sunday, May 13 – Van Tech
Saturday, June 23 – David Thompson
Sunday, July 8 – Van Tech
Saturday, August 25 – David Thompson
Sunday, September 23 – Van Tech
Saturday, October 13 – David Thompson

Time

All Big Help events are from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Locations

We alternate sites each month, so be sure to note the location! The David Thompson farm is located at the corner of 55th and Argyle St. (Click here for a map to David Thompson.) The Van Tech farm is located near the corner of Broadway and Slocan, behind the tennis courts. (Click here for a map to Van Tech.)

Who can help?

Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Please do bring your friends and family. The more the merrier! (If you’re under 14, you’ll need to bring a responsible adult with you.)

What will I do?

We’ll work on different projects around the farm each month, but you can expect to work hard and get dirty. We’ll supply all the necessary tools, gloves, and a light lunch featuring farm produce!

What should I bring?

Dress for working outside in the weather (rain gear, sunscreen, hats, layers, etc.). If you have a favorite pair of garden gloves or hand tools, you’re welcome to bring them or use ours. You’ll also want to bring a water bottle and a snack. We’d love to make lunch a zero-waste meal, so we encourage you to bring utensils and a bowl!

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Group Volunteering

If you are a company, school, or other group looking for a way to give back and do good, we can organize a special volunteering event through our Team Building program. Click here to learn more!

Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Do you have 8-10 hours a month to help Fresh Roots? Do you have special skills or experience you want to share? We’re looking for a few dedicated volunteers to support our programs. E-mail volunteer@freshroots.ca with a little bit about your relevant experience and availability to apply for any of the following positions.

Experiential Learning

Our Field Trip and Workshop programs are growing by leaps and bounds! We are looking for volunteers with experience working with elementary students to assist our education team on the farm or in the classroom. Volunteer shifts are generally 3 hours long during normal school hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00), from April through June and mid-September through October.

Photography

We are always looking for photographers help us capture the many things we do on the farm and in the community and help us tell our story! Photographers are needed April through October, but especially during the summer months.

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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