Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us!

You can make a difference in the community and have long-lasting impact on our program by becoming a volunteer. It means the world to us, to the schools we serve, and to the wider community.

Many of our activities and events are made possible by volunteers! Being a small team of only 3 paid staff members for most of the year, we simply cannot do it all without additional hands, minds, and hearts.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and earn your community service hours if needed. Whether you love gardening or want to pick up on a new hobby or skill, we welcome volunteers of all age groups and expertise! After all, all professionals were once beginners too! Check out our list of typical volunteer roles with WRSFG, and sign up to volunteer at the bottom of the page.

Note: Not all of the following positions are available at all times, as seasonality plays a large role in what we do. COVID-19 may also have an impact on what positions are currently available. 

Work in Food Systems Interviewer

We are looking for interviewers and writers for an audio and/or video and blog series we’re starting up! We want to help youth learn more about opportunities for working in food systems by talking with people who work in a wide variety of food industry careers. Volunteers will be paired with a staff member to prepare for and carry out virtual interviews with a wide variety of people working in agri-food. This opportunity is entirely remote and we welcome volunteers from any location! 

Read the full description here.

Resource Developer

We are looking for resource developers to assist with the creation of activities and educational pages for our website, especially our Youth Portal. If you have a knack for research and a creative mind, this could be the position for you! This opportunity is entirely remote with flexible hours and the opportunity to work independently or collaboratively. 

Social Media Content Creator

Are you interested in showcasing or developing your social media skills? Join us as a social media content creator, where you’ll be able to assist with our social media pages by designing graphics, writing captions, sharing ideas, and conducting research – let’s get our creative juices flowing! 

Youth Blog Writer

Do you have a way with words, or just an interest in writing words that will be read by like-minded people? If so, we want you to join us as a writer for our new blog series. Written by young people for young people, there is a lot of flexibility in this role – choose your topic, choose your hours, choose your writing style, choose your message! 

Web Developer

Our website is always a work in progress! If you have experience with web development, this role could be for you! We have opportunities for regular website maintenance and the development of brand new components. 

School Food Farmers Market Leader

Our School Food Farmers market is back! This year, we’re looking for high school students who are interested in gaining food system experience to take on a variety of leadership roles in our summer market. Areas of involvement include marketing, graphic design, outreach and coordination, garden maintenance and harvesting, market set up, sales/customer service, and more. Roles are flexible and all are eligible for community hours, beginning April 2021 and continuing through to the end of August 2021. 

Note: This role will re-open in Spring 2022. 

Read the full 2021 description here.

Garden Maintenance Assistant

A garden simply cannot flourish without maintenance and that is where we need your help! If you enjoy working outdoors, getting your hands dirty, and being surrounded by beautiful plants, you may be who we’re looking for! 

Note: This role will re-open in Spring 2022. 

Garden Build Assistant

Garden build assistants work on-site at schools and education centres to help with one-day builds of wooden garden beds. If you are someone who has leadership skills, enjoys working outdoors, and/or has an interest in construction, this role might be for you! 

Note: This role is on hold due to COVID-19. 

Photographer/Videographer

Do you have a creative eye for capturing the best moments at the perfect angles? We are looking for photographers/videographers to join us at our garden builds, maintenance days, and events to take candid photos and videos to be posted on our social media, newsletter, and website! No professional experience or special equipment necessary.

Note: This role will re-open in Spring 2022. 

Delivery Driver

Do you have a vehicle and the ability to drive throughout Waterloo Region? We are looking for local individuals willing to help us from time to time with shuttling produce and prizes to various spots throughout the region. 

Note: This role will re-open in Spring 2022. 

Ready to sign up? Fill out the Form linked below and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Any questions or ideas for other volunteer opportunities can be directed to wrschoolfoodgardens@gmail.com

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