Volunteer Program Update – April 21, 2021

Hi All – we are now hosting volunteers for our market garden and farm park. Please register on our volunteer portal, apply for assignments, and sign up for shifts.

In order to stay safe at this time, we will be following these protocols:

-Since we are in a “stay at home order” if you cannot get to the farm in a way that minimizes your exposure to other people, you should maybe reconsider your volunteering at this time.

-Before you leave to come to the farm, please complete the Ontario Covid-19 self-assessment, to ensure that you are not exhibiting symptoms.

-Please use our hand-washing station next to the portable toilets to wash your hands when you enter the farm, and before you leave.

-Please wear a mask at all times when you are near to another person. Generally we will be wearing masks most of the time, unless you are specifically working away from others.

-Use the portable toilets and do not go inside the farm house. Please bring your own supply of water, and if you need more ask a BCCF staff.  For other enclosed spaces (like the barn for example), we will limit to one person at a time, and we will always wear a mask inside.

-If you have your own gardening gloves, please bring them, otherwise we can provide.

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Group Volunteering

We’d be happy to work with you to create a memorable volunteer engagement to suit your team or group. For rates and availability please contact bookings@blackcreekfarm.ca or (416) 393-6381 ext. 102.

Become a BCCF volunteer! We’ve got lots of ways to learn new skills, meet like-minded people and give back. Volunteers can help out with special events, participate in drop-in opportunities, or commit to a regular volunteer shift with one of our programs. Join our volunteer community on Timecounts to stay in the loop and get involved.

Sign Up and View Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Events

Help with tabling and activities, registration, set up and take down.

Farm Park

Develop and maintain our food forest, nature trails and learning gardens.

Market Garden

Experience farming in the city from planting and harvesting to the farm market.

Programs

Help us deliver our engaging kids’, youth, and moms’ programming.

Urban Harvest Black Creek

Engage the neighbourhood in sharing surplus fruit and vegetables.

Do you have any special skills or expertise you would like to offer?

Are you… a writer? A photographer? A graphic designer? An SEO whiz? An experienced grant-writer or fundraiser? An educator? A horticulturalist, arborist or permaculture practitioner? If you have specialized skills or talents, or professional expertise we’d love to have a conversation about how you could help. Please send an email to volunteer@blackcreekfarm.ca.

 

Find more information about the opportunities above and sign up to volunteer on our Timecounts hub.

Read about what to expect when volunteering at BCCF here.

 

CONTACT US

Questions? Email the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@blackcreekfarm.ca or call  us at (416) 393-6381.