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 Demo Volunteer Gardener – apply now!

 

Want to learn more about gardening and seed saving? Join us as a seed demo garden volunteer. We have a new seed demo garden at Terra Nova and we need all hands on deck to help us take care of it. Learn how to organic garden and save seeds, while meeting like-minded community members in the beautiful Terra Nova gardens.

 

We will have two forms of shifts available:

 

  • Group work shifts
    • Major planting or clean-up
  • Individual work
    • Weekly watering and weeding work

 

More information can be found here and if you’re interested, please sign-up here!

 

The season will run from May to October, with planting occurring throughout May, June & July, and seed saving and clean- up in September and October.

 

 

 

Seed Librarian – positions still open for fall

 

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.

 

 

Fruit Recovery Volunteers: Gleaning Captains

 

Love harvesting fruit? Great with supervising volunteers? Lead gleaning teams to pick fruit for donation.

 

Gleaning Captains will lead fruit picks. They will be responsible to pick up tools and equipment prior to the pick, orient and supervise the fruit gleaners, record fruit pick data, and deliver fruit to a community partner organization. The Gleaning Captain must have access to a vehicle that can accommodate 1-2 6ft ladders and be available to pick fruit 1-4 days each month from June to October. They will get to take home some fresh fruit for their efforts.

 

A full position description can be found here.

 

Interested? Fill out an application!

 

 

Fruit Recovery Volunteers: Fruit Gleaners

 

Love harvesting fruit? Help us glean fruit for donations for the Richmond Food Bank. Volunteers will also receive an individual share of the harvest. 

 

Fruit Gleaners will help pick fruit from fruit trees throughout Richmond. They must be punctual and able to follow instructions given by their Gleaning Captain. They will also get to take home some fresh fruit for there efforts. We are looking for volunteers to start in May/June 2019.

 

A full position description can be found here.

 

Excited to get involved? Fill out an application.