FortWhyte Farms engages youth from diverse backgrounds in hands-on sustainable urban agriculture to gain curriculum credits, employment training and healthy living skills.
Youth learn how to work as a team, develop self-confidence and make positive decisions for our community.
Join our team!
Youth Farm Program Assistants ~ Assist with or lead youth from marginalized backgrounds in seasonal activities related to farm operations such as feeding and watering livestock, harvesting eggs, growing seedlings in the greenhouse and preparing and planting gardens beds as well as special projects and healthy, outdoor fun.
Farm Program Ambassador ~ Welcome visitors to the Farm and provide information on the various aspects of the farm for tours and events
Food Prep Associates ~ In cooperation with FortWhyte Farm staff, prepare a menu of basic food items needed for the weekly groups
Food Preservation Specialist ~ In cooperation with FortWhyte Farm staff, work with a group of youth and one leader to preserve fruits and vegetables harvested by the youth.
Operations Assistants ~ Feed, water and care for a variety of farm livestock and plants, including pigs, broilers, rabbits and more, depending on the season.
Weed Busters ~ A diverse team of people maintaining the vegetable and medicine gardens once a week at FortWhyte Farms. A great opportunity to meet new people
Youth Food Skills Program Leaders ~ Help lead a group of 5 or 6 youth through fun kitchen and nutrition lessons using a weekly step-by-step written lesson plan while discussing healthy eating, food culture, traditional foods, food justice, benefits of cooking at home, local foods, etc.
For more information on these or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Sharyl Eaglesham, Volunteer Resources Manager, by phone at (204) 989-8355 ext. 213 or email email@example.com.