Much of the great work that happens at the UBC Farm is made possible by the continued support of the farm’s dedicated volunteers.
The UBC Farm volunteer program provides UBC students, staff, faculty members, and members of the wider community the chance to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of small-scale sustainable farming. Most volunteer opportunities are available during the main growing season (May-October). The first orientation of the year is April 15th, 2014. Find out more and sign up here!
The Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness (CRUW) Program is hiring! Now in its third year, this program brings Aboriginal youth in foster care and inner-city youth aged 12-15 to the UBC Farm every second Saturday from March 22nd to October 18th. Youth grow food, connect with elders, and learn about wellness through a focus on culturally-relevant activities such as making medicines, working with tobacco, smoking salmon, drum-making, and anti-bullying training. Learn more at: vacfss.com/programs/cruw
For the 2014 program year we are hiring group leaders, youth workers, and volunteers. Descriptions can be found here: http://www.vacfss.com/check-out-contrator-postions-available-with-the-culturally-relevant-urban-wellness-program-cruw. To apply, please send your resumé and cover letter to Jeff Schiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday February 28th at 4:30PM.
If you’ve never experienced the magic and wonder that is UBC Farm, FarmAde is one of the better ways to do so!
Part of the UBC Alma Mater Society’s FirstWeek events, this free-admission, all-ages event celebrates food, music and community at Vancouver’s unique urban farm!
Of course, if would not be successful without the hard work of many volunteers who donate their time to ensure the success of the event.
FarmAde organizers are still seeking volunteers to shuck corn for the BBQ, sell food and drink tickets, and work the free Bike Valet.
If you’re interested in helping out at the event, please sign up via the online form.