Volunteer Posting 1162

Spring Field Trip Facilitator
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 3 days (Sun, 26 Mar)

Do you love working with kids and want to help them grow on farms? Whether you're looking to gain experience or put your years of wisdom to good use, our Experiential Learning Team would love to have you!

Position: Spring Field Trip Facilitator

Organization: Fresh Roots

Type: Part-time volunteer

Locations: Fresh Roots’ farms at  David Thompson and Van Tech Secondary Schools (South and East Vancouver)

Dates: early-April through mid-June

Desired Commitment: 3 hours a week, either 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm, Tuesdays through Fridays. Shifts may be at either school. Shifts include set-up, help facilitating a 2 hour field trip, and clean-up. 


Description: Field Trip Facilitators will work with the Experiential Learning Team to lead our Field Trip Programs. They will work with small groups of (mostly) elementary students to make salads from farm produce and do some basic farm work during our field trips. If you'd like, there's also the opportunity to learn and lead curriculum-linked educational activities as well.

Learning Opportunities: Teaching and leading student learning activities; seeding and crop maintenance; harvesting and cooking

Desired Knowledge and Skills: Ability to work with diverse groups of students from K-12 and help them to accomplish tasks. Basic garden/farm knowledge is helpful, but training will be provided in early April. Good communication skills. 

Other requirements: Must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions. Must pass a criminal record check. Follow and enforce all COVID, food, tool, and other safety policies.


You'll receive training and experience in working with groups of kids in an outdoor setting, occasional bonus veggies, and lots of joy! Volunteers will also receive a Fresh Roots apron after 30 hours of volunteering.


Volunteer Training: Friday, March 31st, 2023 from 9am-12pm at Fresh Roots’ David Thompson Secondary School farm


How to Apply

Please send a brief email to sharing the following:

  • Relevant experience
  • Skills that you will bring to the team
  • What you hope to gain from this volunteer experience


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