Looking for Volunteers - Campus Gardener!

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Looking for Volunteers - Campus Gardener!

Do you know any newcomer clients who are interested in gardening and volunteering this summer?


RODS Welcoming Community for Newcomers (WCN) program collaborates with U of R Green Patch program to provide newcomers with a great volunteering opportunity – gardening on the U of R campus from May to October 2014.


How it works:

  • Newcomer volunteers will work together with the other community volunteers to cultivate the Green Patch garden on campus. (No individual plots will be allotted to people. )
  • Volunteers take home 1/3 of the produce.
  • The project coordinator is available to meet with volunteer gardeners and help orient, train, and mentor them.  Tasks include planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, guiding tours, and more.
  • Educational workshops will be provided throughout the summer on topics like weed identification, seed saving, and composting.


Newcomer volunteers could benefit from the project by:

  • Gaining volunteering experience
  • Contributing to the society: 2/3 of the produce will be donated to Carmichael Outreach for their meal.
  • Learning new gardening knowledge
  • Enjoying this summer and meet new friends


How to Register:

Please contact the Welcoming Community for Newcomers (WCN) Facilitator, Zhuo Ding, by email: zhuod@rods.sk.ca; or phone: 306 352 3500.


We will recruit 6 newcomer volunteers.


There is no language requirement. Previous gardening experience is not required.



Related Documents:

  • click here for .pdf copy of Poster