Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Do you enjoy being outside? Working hard? And getting your hands dirty? 

Are you interested in growing vegetables and flowers? YRFN is looking for youth volunteers to work in our gardens. Tasks include planting, weeding, moving mulch, composting and assisting gardeners.

You’ll have the choice of volunteering in Newmarket or Aurora.

Garden Locations:

Newmarket
  • Mulock Community Garden: 900 Mulock Dr, Newmarket
  • London & Main Community Garden: London Rd & Main St. N., Newmarket
Aurora
  • Aurora Community Garden: 350 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora

If you are interested in becoming a Garden Volunteer, contact Sarah at sarahe@yrfn.ca for information about Volunteer Orientation.


Art Hive Youth Volunteers

Art Hives are open and inclusive spaces where creators and artists of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome. Art Hive Volunteers will help create a welcoming and creative environment, assist with the set-up and take down of the event, and they will be encouraged to make art during the session.

Available Volunteer Dates:

Saturday, June 22 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday, July 20 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday, August 17 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday, September 21 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: London & Main Community Garden in Newmarket

Volunteers must commit to 2 volunteer shifts. If you’re interested in becoming an Art Hive Youth Volunteer, contact Sarah at sarahe@yrfn.ca for information about the Volunteer Orientation.


‘Story Time in the Garden’ Volunteers Wanted

York Region Food Network will be hosting story time for kids, 4-7 years old, at the London & Main Community Garden in Newmarket. ‘Story Time in the Garden’ Volunteers will read stories to children and participate in the creation of story time programming.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining experience and skills working with children.

Available Volunteer Dates:

Thursday, June 27 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Thursday, July 11 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Thursday, July 25 from 9:30am to 11:30am.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send your resume and a brief email to SarahE@YRFN.ca

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