Volunteer Positions with Fresh Roots
Urban farm volunteers help fulfill Fresh Roots’ mission by contributing their time and effort in a diversity of farm tasks including seeding, weeding, transplanting, harvesting and processing produce, pest management, and maintaining soil fertility.
Trustworthy, sense of humor, flexibility and patience highly valued
Excellent communication skills; ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
Comfortable working autonomously and as part of a team
Able to spend at least half a day outside, doing repetitive physical work, in all types of weather
Must be able to pass a criminal record check
Experience working on a mixed vegetable market farm an asset
Gain experience and knowledge in operating an urban organic farm
Network with like-minded people
Letter of reference after completing the 3 months required commitment
Urban farm volunteers must be available to work at least two 4-hours shifts a week, between Monday and Thursday, for a minimum of 3 months. Schedule will be made 2 weeks in advance, and there will be some on-call opportunities.
Volunteers need to attend an orientation session in late May.