New volunteers are always welcome to join the Garden! We have new volunteers of all ages, skills and abilities signing up every year, so don’t worry, you won’t be the only newcomer. Whether you’re green to gardening or a seasoned green thumb, there will always be something for you to do and something new to learn.
Please make sure you have ticked off the following before heading to the Garden. We provide all the other gardening tools and supplies.
Water bottle, which you can fill up at the Garden
Sturdy, closed-toe shoes or rubber boots in rainy or wet weather
Favourite pair of garden gloves (we also have extra gloves available)
Check your e-mail or our website before you head out to the garden in case of late cancellations due to weather
What kind of volunteer opportunities are available?
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for every age and physical ability. In the garden, tasks include seeding, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting. There are also volunteer opportunities aside from gardening, such as helping to sell the handicrafts or with garden communications. If you are interested in volunteering in any other way, please let us know!
When can I volunteer?
You can help at the garden from the time that we start planting in the spring until the Thanksgiving long weekend, weather depending. Regular volunteer hours are usually Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Saturday mornings.
Is there a minimum time commitment?
You don’t have to commit to coming every week or to let us know when you can or can’t make it. Just come when you can during the regular volunteer hours, and help for as long as you want or are able.
Can I be allotted an individual plot of garden space?
Unlike most community gardens, we don’t have individual plots. We garden the entire two acres together.
Will I receive produce in exchange for volunteering?
Volunteers are also “customers” and we also donate for the garden produce we take, in support of Tubahumurize. We ask that donations for garden produce be based on what you might pay for similar produce at a farmers’ market.
Interested in helping out?
If you would like to volunteer with us or have any more questions, please send us a message!