Volunteer

Volunteer at Earthwise!

Volunteers are key at Earthwise Society.  Our dedicated team is essential to planting, maintaining, and operating our

Volunteers Maya and Graham, who grow Earthwise's organic heirloom tomatoes.

Volunteers Maya and Graham, who grow Earthwise’s organic heirloom tomatoes.

garden and farm. From producing our popular heirloom tomatoes to caring for our gorgeous summer dahlias, Earthwise volunteers bring their unique passions and skills to our community. We pair newcomers with seasoned gardeners and growers, so all experience levels are welcome!

Volunteers who commit to a minimum of 40 hours a year are eligible to attend many of our educational programs, absolutely free.

Volunteer Opportunities: what do you enjoy?

Volunteer Jan Crowley plants and maintains Earthwise's summer dahlias.

Volunteer Jan Crowley plants and maintains Earthwise’s summer dahlias.


Garden Crew

Got a green thumb? Join our garden crew and keep the garden beautiful by helping out with all aspects of garden maintenance. Work one on one with our garden staff, or join our Weedy Wednesday crews for a more social atmosphere.

Nursery and Plant Sale
Every year, we welcome spring with a special plant sale fundraiser. The plant sale takes lots of planning and we need lots of helpers to lift and divide perennials, to pot them up, and to keep them looking healthy and beautiful.

Farm “Hands”
Is food your thing? For some people gardening is all about food. Our Farm Hands help with all aspects of farming at Earthwise, from planting seeds to pulling weeds to harvesting for the store.  farm store volunteer

Farm Store Cashier
Do you like meeting people? We need friendly, outgoing people to commit to regular shifts handling sales, setting up the store and distributing harvest boxes for the CSA.

The Fix-Its
Handy with a hammer? Join our fix-it team of individuals who enjoy working to beautify, repair, organize, and upgrade around the property. See something that needs to be done? We welcome your creative ideas.

Ecotours children and volunteer dirt

Garden Guides
Are you a “natural” teacher? Help us conduct eco-tours for children or farm and garden group tours for adults, and share your enthusiasm for the environment. We provide training.

Workshop Presenters
Do you have a special skill? We would love to help you share your unique talents and expertise with others. We offer workshops for adults on all aspects of organic gardening. If you have expertise, we would love to showcase you!

Event Planners
Are you a party person? Every year, Earthwise Society hosts a series of special events at the Earthwise Garden and Farm. Help us plan, promote and staff these events. Here’s an opportunity to meet your neighbours and enjoy being part of a community celebration.

Outreach (summer)
Enjoy getting out into the community? Every summer, Earthwise Society reaches out to the community through community events like the Ladner Market. Help us design our displays and staff these events.

Office Support
Do you have good organizational skills? Your support in the office contributes to all facets of Earthwise Garden and Farm.

Fundraiser
Fundraising takes special skills and the right attitude. We call it “friend raising”. If this is you and if you have experience that you’d like to share, we want to talk to you. We are always in need of individuals to help out with this very important task.

Tell us!
We have outlined some of the areas where volunteers have played important roles in the past. We are always open to your own ideas and interests. If you see a way you would like to help us that isn’t listed here let’s talk! Maybe we’ve just been waiting for your suggestion!

Contact us to start volunteering at Earthwise.  We welcome you!

Past Volunteers…

Groupphoto2 Groupwork25Thank you Lower Mainland Green Team for helping out with planting! 70 potatoes and 70 squash plants, wow! They’re looking great, and weed free thanks to your through field preparation. Feel free to come down anytime to check on them.

 

 

 

IMG_2722Thank you Toyota CAPtin’s hard work on helping renovate our dry bed stream, a feature in Earthwise’s “Dry Garden” which is used extensively for water conservation education.IMG_2720

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