We have 15 urban garden sites at various locations around the Greater Hamilton area (see website for specific locations).
The gardening volunteer will work at a local garden site along with other volunteers, under the supervision and direction of a Site Coordinator, to complete the day-to-day tasks which are vital to the healthy growth of the garden. Specific tasks (depending on the time of year and availability) would include: preparing the beds, planting the seeds and transplants, watering the gardens, weeding, trimming, harvesting and more.
All of the fresh produce harvested at our sites is donated to local food banks and food programs for distribution to the marginalized people in our community. Last year, over 42,300 pounds of produce were donated. We can accommodate individuals, small groups, or very large groups (good Team Building/Community Engagement opportunity for up to 60 people) as volunteers at our garden sites anytime from April to late November. For more information, visit our website at hamiltonvictorygardens.org .
Gardening volunteers play a key role in the success of Hamilton Victory Gardens, and many are required! No gardening experience is necessary—on-site training is provided!
- Work in a healthy outdoor environment
- Learn about sustainable urban gardening
- Gain experience working individually and as part of a dedicated team of volunteers
- Take part in an ideal family outing (children welcome!)
- Obtain community service hours (for secondary school, etc.)
- Assist in the success of a charitable organization that provides fresh produce to local food banks