Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Current Corporate Volunteer Workdays in our Grow-to-Learn School Gardens
Our organic school garden at John Polanyi CI (640 Lawrence Ave. W) is an abundant, 1.5 acre growing and teaching space that welcomes thousands of visitors each season.
Schools are invited for curriculum-learning workshops and field trips; thousands of pounds of organic produce is donated to local food banks; and low-income seniors and families are invited to exchange kitchen scraps for garden goods and a free meal during our weekly Garden Markets.
1. Host a Garden Market & Community Dinner
Spend about 5-8 hours in an outdoor, natural learning environment while helping to set-up for our weekly garden market and community dinner. Tasks include purchasing groceries for the communal meal, cooking in our outdoor kitchen, harvesting and tending to the gardens, setting up the market and helping with clean up.
10-25 volunteers / Tuesdays May-October / 5-8 hours
2. Garden Workday
Spend an active, hands-on half day in one of our school gardens helping with everyday tasks such as harvesting, planting, sowing, weeding, raking and more.
Tailored to your group. Please contact us for more details.
3. Seasonal Garden-to-Table Harvesting
Learn to make seasonal goods such as apple cider, sauerkraut, berry jam and more. Tasks include harvesting fruit and vegetables and/or making jarred goods to be sold in our markets and donated to local feeding programs.
Best for smaller groups, up to 10 people.