Volunteer Opportunities

Work Parties Summer 2017:  Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm and Thursdays 5:30 – 7pm. No gardening experience necessary!

The Campus Community Garden is always looking for more volunteers! Volunteering is a great way to start learning how to grow food, meet other friendly folks involved with the garden, and begin to take on initiatives of your own if you so choose.

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We have volunteer opportunities every week at our work parties, where anyone (not just UVic students) can join us to work in the communal garden plots and help maintain the garden. This could look like working in the giving gardens where we grow food for students and the food bank, weeding, harvesting vegetables, pruning fruit bushes, building projects, maintaining the permaculture site or flower garden, or working with compost. We welcome you to join us at a work party anytime! No previous gardening experience is necessary.

Check out our Facebook page or newsletter to find out about other upcoming opportunities to help with events, workshops, building projects, compost, etc. To keep up to date with our weekly work parties and other volunteer opportunities, please subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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If you are interested in getting involved with the organizational aspects of the garden, consider attending a future board meeting or joining our board of directors. With our staff members, the board of directors lead various aspects of our volunteer teams including:

  • site infrastructure
  • tools
  • compost
  • Giving Gardens (communal beds for the Food Bank)
  • events and outreach
  • finance and administration

You don’t have to be on the board of directors to work “behind the scenes” either – anyone is welcome to join our volunteer teams! If you are looking to work on a specific project at the garden, check out our project page.

We also offer workshops on gardening and food related topics throughout the year. We are always looking for great new ideas, so if you have a workshop idea you would like to lead or organize, please let us know!