Grace Garden Volunteer
Our on-site garden and greenhouse produces supplemental fresh vegetables and fruits for our Food Bank and Meal program clients. In addition, our new walking flower garden path provides a safe sensory-enriched environment for our day clients to stroll through. In partnership with Loughborough Public School’s grade 7 Challenge class, volunteers oversee all of our garden activities from spring through fall each year, nurturing the many plants.
When: Volunteers are needed to support activities, especially watering, throughout the entire week. Volunteers are aligned to activities and timeframes based on their personal interest.
Youth Support Garden Volunteer: Volunteers may choose to participate alongside youth from LPS and their teacher during a hands-on learning sessions. These sessions typically run on Tuesday mornings.
Garden Volunteer: Volunteers preferring adult company can receive guidance from staff to participate in groups or individually any day of the week.
Flowerbed Nurturer: Flowerbed Nurturers ensure the many flowerbeds on the Grace Centre grounds receive water on a regular basis. In addition, those interested will pull a few weeds along the way.
Harvest Packaging and Distribution: After completing a kitchen orientation and Safe Food Handling training, these volunteers act as liaisons between the kitchen and garden to ensure the timely cleaning, packaging and re-distribution of freshly harvested garden produce, in our commercial kitchen setting.