Current Volunteer Opportunities

As a community-based organization, we love working with a diverse group of passionate people.  If you don’t see an opportunity that suits you below, please contact us.  We can often find a fit for your skills, interests and time.

To apply to any of the positions below, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.


 

Seed Librarian Volunteer – training March 7th from 10 am to 11:30 am at RFSS office.

 

 

Know about seeds? Want to improve your seed saving knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals? Like working with and educating the public?

 

Seed librarians will be in charge of our Seed Library during events around Richmond from February to June, then October & November. They will educate the public on seed saving techniques, and why it is such a valuable skill to have. They will answer questions, give advice, and help individuals ‘sign-out’ seeds. Basic seed knowledge and/or gardening is preferred, but training will be provided. Library sessions will typically be 3 hours, twice per month, not including travel time. Access to a vehicle is preferred, as the Seed Library may need transporting to location. Librarians will always work in groups of at least 2, so it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and expand your skills and knowledge about seeds, gardening and our greater ecosystem!

 

A full position description can be found here.

 

Most sessions will run either Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 at either Brighouse or Ironwood branches. Other seed library events will be scheduled next year.

 

If you feel you’re a good match, please fill out an application here.

 


 

Seedy Saturday Volunteers – Currently recruiting!

 

We need various volunteers for our Seedy Saturday event on March 14th from 12 pm to 4 pm at Britannia Shipyards. There are various roles including set-up and take-down, seed librarians, greeters, photographers and workshop helpers.

 

Please fill out the form here.