Our Mission
About the Position
Position # 2753
OrganizationGrowing Chefs!
Position Gardening/Cooking Classroom Volunteer - Growing Chefs!
Location Various Elementary Schools in Greater Victoria
Impact Statement Growing Chefs! for Children’s Urban Agriculture is a charity that runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary 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 Our Spring Primary classroom gardening and cooking program, volunteers are paired with a classroom in Grades 1-3 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 We have two upcoming training sessions in Victoria:
1) March 8th from 11-3
2) March 23rd from 5-9
Working Conditions Indoors, in the classroom
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail The Spring program starts in April and runs through to June. You visit the classroom during this period 7 times for about 1.5 hours each. Total commitment is about 4 hours/month for 3 months.
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) Communicate in Plain Language, Facilitation and Training, Manage Meetings & Groups, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://growingchefs.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Christine Van Poelgeest
Phone 778-885-1308
Address 610 Main Street Vancouver, V6A 2V3
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