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 are the Big Helps?

Big Helps will happen at least once a month! Here’s the dates for 2019. We may add more dates later in the season!

  • Saturday, April 13th at Van Tech
  • Saturday, May 25th at David Thompson
  • Sunday, June 23rd at Van Tech
  • Sunday, July 21 at David Thompson
  • Saturday, August 24th at Van Tech
  • Saturday, September 14th at David Thompson
  • Sunday, October 27th at 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!

Sign Up for Big Helps

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!

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.