Recurring drop-in volunteer sessions have been set for Thursdays and Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm.  Two exceptions are Seedy Saturday (April 8th) and Thursday April 13th.  Come out to participate in a variety of tasks related to site development, farming, permaculture, trail building, etc.  Dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty.

Want to learn more? Read about what to expect when volunteering at BCCF here. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteerbccf@everdale.org or (416) 393-6381. Thanks for your interest!

There are two ways to volunteer at BCCF:


1. Become a regular volunteer: 

Join a volunteer team and make a commitment to a consistent volunteer shift. 

Regular volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 month. As a regular volunteer you are expected to attend an orientation session and will be placed according to your interest and program capacity. 

 

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Current regular volunteer opportunities:

Grant Writing Support

Looking to improve on grant writing skills or lend an extra hand? Please email leticia.boahen@everdale.org for more information.

Farming Volunteers

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Are you ready to get your hands dirty and grow some food? Our farming volunteers are at the core of what we do! Farm volunteers assist BCCF farmers with everything to do with organic farming, from planting seeds and transplants to preparing the harvest for market.

Compost Team

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Composting is an essential part of sustainable farming! Help us increase our capacity to create healthy, nutrient-rich compost to feed our soil and our crops. As Compost Team members will be exposed to all aspects of our composting system including vermicomposting and will learn how to achieve optimal temperatures, how to balance brown and green matter correctly, and much more.

Compost Team members will work alongside BCCF farm staff and will have the opportunity to learn from FoodShare’s composting experts.

Demonstration and Pollination Garden Team

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Gardeners help plant and care for the vegetable gardens surrounding the farm house and the gardens that support our bees, birds and butterflies. Volunteers will help to grow delicious and unusual vegetables from around the world.

Food Forest Stewardship Team

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The Food Forest Stewardship Team will be instrumental in the development of the west side of the Black Creek Community Farm into a productive and welcoming edible forest garden. Food Forest Stewards will work with the BCCF Site Coordinator to lead the preparation and planting of the food forest in 2015 and 2016. Stewards will learn about permaculture and gain the skills to care for a wide range of fruit trees, berry bushes, and perennial food plants throughout the seasons.

Markets

TUESDAY EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS [these opportunities will begin in July]

If you enjoy interacting with customers and fresh, local food, consider helping out at our on-farm market, at the Driftwood Farmers Market, or our Harvest Share pickup! We’ll also need help running our pizza oven during the Saturday market.

Trails and Site Team

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We’re building a walking trail system that will lead through the food forest and along the creek, and will encircle the farm fields. The Trails and Site Team will have the opportunity to develop the trails themselves and the gathering spaces along the paths, and to help with small building projects around the site (e.g. a chicken coop, market stand, seating areas, etc.).

 

2. Become an occasional volunteer:

Participate in special events or work bees

New opportunities in this category will arise throughout the season. Please check this webpage or contact the volunteer coordinator to receive updates on occasional volunteer opportunities. 

 

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Upcoming work bees and events:

Please click here for a full list of upcoming volunteer days.

Please send an email to the volunteer coordinator at volunteerbccf@everdale.org if you are able to help out at one of our upcoming events or work bees.