Greenhouse Growers

Application Deadline: Add your self to the waiting list

Start date/term of position: A minimum of 2-3, 3 hour shifts a month (October - April) | Thursday Morning shifts

We need some help producing delicious and nutritious local food! Urban agriculture (the process of cultivating plants for food in or around a city) is an important part of programming at Evergreen Brick Works. The plants on-site need lots of tender loving care year-round. This team of volunteers will be responsible for all winter food growing on-site learning the skills to grow indoors, under lights and in various mediums and containers. With our dedicated group, we’ll grow micro greens, experiment with veggies and tend to our new citrus trees. If you love growing food, getting a little dirty and are excited about growing food in the winter, please come grow with us.

What you bring: You’re passionate about growing healthy plants and food through a variety of mediums, you work well both independently and within a group and don’t mind getting a little dirty. You have a flexible schedule. We also ask that volunteers have some previous gardening experience. Complimentary skills such as: carpentry/building, water harvesting/management, artistic abilities and experience upcycling materials are an asset.

When and where: Evergreen Brick Works located at 550 Bayview Ave in Toronto's Don Valley, Greenhouse Growers will work mostly in the Children’s Garden and our green-house. Shifts take place Thursdays from 9am to 12pm and volunteers are expected to commit to an average of 2-3 shifts a month, the starting in October and ending in April. 

How we’ll support you: Join us for orientation on October 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and on-the-job training at Evergreen Brick Works, and receive continued support from our Program Manager via emails and on-site meetings. Evergreen also has a variety of informational books/videos/how-to’s that you will have access to.

Perks: Food! Volunteers are welcome to snack on the fresh, delicious bounty they help to grow as well as feed their minds by learning a variety of urban agriculture techniques. You’ll be growing your own food at home (and around the city) before you know it!

Good to know: Free shuttle bus transportation is available from Broadview station to Evergreen Brick Works – there is also paid parking available on-site for personal vehicles. Volunteers will be working outside so be sure to dress appropriately and for the weather.

If this sounds like you: Make sure you share with us what your excited about this role, via your volunteer profile and sign up for the 'Add me to the Greenhouse Growers team!'. Closer to the date we will follow up.

Here is the link to create your volunteer profile and sign up for the 'Add me to the Greenhouse Growers team!':

Already an Evergreen Volunteer? If you already have a Volunteer Impact profile, click here.

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