Food Bank Garden General Volunteer

Do you love to garden? We have exciting opportunities for an enthusiastic nature lover with a passion for gardening and landscaping, ideally already equipped with hands-on experience or able and willing to learn.

Help us make our gardens flourish with native species, nutritious food and buzz with pollinators!

The Food Bank gardens at rare are a collective gardening space where people gather together to grow vegetables and fruit for the recipients of Food Bank programs in the Cambridge and Waterloo area.  Your helping hands are needed to produce good crops while you get a chance to learn about organic gardening! We ask that volunteers provide their own transportation/snacks/water and wear closed-toe footwear.

Volunteers are encouraged to work in the gardens during scheduled times when there will be garden supervisor on site who helps provide guidance on tasks that need to be accomplished.  If you come independently to volunteer in the garden between dawn and dusk, please review the dry-erase board in the tool shed for an up-to-date list of things that need be accomplished in the garden.

Tasks:

  • The Food Bank garden is a collective gardening space where people gather together to grow vegetables and fruit for the recipients of Food Bank programs in the local area.  Your helping hands are needed to produce good crops while you get a chance to learn about organic gardening!
  • Be able to assist with general gardening maintenance on the rare property including weeding, watering, planting, etc.
  • Be available for a specific “shift” once each week as negotiated with the Gardens Coordinator.

Scheduled supervised times:

Tuesdays 9:00 AM-noon

Thursdays, 9:00 AM-noon

Sundays 2:00PM-6:00PM

Required Qualifications:

  • General knowledge and recognition of various vegetable plants, flowers and weeds.
  • Basic gardening skills or a general interest in gardening

Training Provided:

Orientation session

No prior training is required, but some additional training may be provided on-site by the Garden Coordinator.

Expected Benefits: 

  • You will help grow healthy food for those in the most need of good nutrition in our community
  • Gardening provides a sense of hands on accomplishment while providing stress relief and improved mood
  • Learn from others as gardeners with many levels of experience pass along tips and tricks to one another, creating an unstructured outdoor education environment
  • Increased awareness of basic gardening skills, healthy eating, and an increased understanding of local and sustainable food systems
  • Healthy physical activity in the out-of-doors

Contact: 

Applicants should email

rare Charitable Research Reserve 

rare@raresites.org
Telephone: 519-650-9336

Fax: 519-650-5923

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001