The Edible Garden Project exists because hundreds of people contribute thousands of hours every year.
We couldn’t be more excited to have you involved – our volunteers bring energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge to our team!
There are 4 ways to volunteer with the EGP:
- Sharing Gardens
- School Programs
If you’ve never volunteered with us before…
We recommend signing up for a volunteer orientation. Check here for the next available date.
What our volunteers are saying
The act of participating in a community-wide urban-farm endeavour has introduced me to an elevated, more purposeful way of being, given me more confidence in the garden, and inspired us to actively pursue vegetable and cut-flower gardening independently. Mostly, it has opened my mind to new conversations about urban sustainability.
Volunteer at the Farm
Attend a drop-in session at the Farm and help us with farm tasks!
Tasks can include weeding, wheelbarrowing, shovelling, bed prep, and more.
Washrooms and drinking water available on site, but bring your own water bottle. Covered area available for storing bags (please leave valuables at home). All skill levels welcome and no need to register in advance!
If you have never volunteered with us before, please sign up for an orientation session first (sessions will be listed on the Events page).
What to bring
- garden gloves
- water bottle
- appropriate clothing, including hat, long sleeve, boots, rain gear when necessary
Volunteer at the Markets
We are small but growing, and we are looking for volunteer help with set-up, traffic direction, and cashiering at our Markets. If you love the buzzing atmosphere of a farmer’s market, or love sharing your favourite recipes – this is the job for you!
Saturdays: 9am-12pm or 11:30am-2:30pm
Volunteer at the Sharing Gardens
Our incredible Sharing Garden teams work at five different sites around North Vancouver, growing food that is donated to food insecure families and individuals on the North Shore. This opportunity is for folks with previous gardening experience, who are looking to commit to working in a tight-knit team for a whole season.
Volunteer at the School Programs
EGP is active in schools around the North Shore, helping to connect young people to their food systems. We utilize school gardens and our urban farm sites to inspire awe, deliver curriculum-linked lessons, and encourage young people to farm! This opportunity is for people who love working with kids and youth, and who are comfortable leading small groups of students in simple activities.
Sign Up to Volunteer at the Markets
Sign Up to Volunteer at the Sharing Gardens
Sign Up to Volunteer with our School Programs
Group Volunteer at the Farm
Bring your team for a fun day at the Farm
We’ve hosted large volunteer groups from many businesses, and we welcome you to the farm too!
Spending an afternoon at Loutet Farm will give your team the opportunity to learn about growing food while contributing to a great cause!
Become an Intern
This volunteer position provides a season-long opportunity to assist in running a successful small-scale urban farm.
Volunteer Interns will be leaders on the farm and gain hands-on experience in all aspects of enterprise, including farm management, volunteer coordination, community outreach and education with supervision and mentorship from our Farm Manager and Program Manager.
We believe that the best way to learn about farming is by farming, and therefore the majority of the internship will involve working alongside our farmers and learning about the importance of planning, pace, efficiency and timing.
We ask you to not attend if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of Covid-19.