Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 2615
OrganizationGrowing Chefs!
Position: Gardening/Cooking Classroom Volunteer - Growing Chefs!
Location: Various elementary and middle schools in Victoria, Sooke and Saanich
Impact Statement: Growing Chefs! for Children’s Urban Agriculture is a charity that runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary and middle schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food. We believe in the importance of connecting young children to their food through hands-on learning, connecting them to nature, and teaching them how their food choices impact their personal health and the health of the environment.
Description: In our intermedia classroom gardening and cooking program, volunteers are paired with a classroom in Grades 4-6 to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience. And we need your help! Many of our volunteers are chefs, or individuals who work in the restaurant industry; the program was built around them sharing their experience preparing food but you do not have to be a chef to take part. If you are passionate about or interested in food literacy education, we’re looking for you!
Training Details: Please join us for our volunteer training session on Sept 16th @ 10 am - 2 pm.
Working Conditions: Indoor classroom setting.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: The program starts the first week of Oct and ends late November 2019. You visit your class every week, for a total of seven visits.

Classroom visits are weekday mornings, always on the same weekday to easily meet your schedule, and last about 1.25 hours (not including travel time & prep ~ 2 hour total)
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Gardening/Environment, Food Security
Skill(s): Coaching, Communicate in Plain Language, Facilitation and Training, Manage Meetings & Groups, Sensitivity, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://growingchefs.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Christine Van Poelgeest
Phone: 778-877-9788
Address: 610 Main Street Vancouver, V6A 2V3
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