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Position: Classroom Volunteer
Organization: Growing Chefs!
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Growing Chefs! runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary schools to reconnect kids to their food and get them 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, getting their hands in the dirt, and teaching them how their food choices impact their personal health and the health of the environment.

Volunteering is great leadership experience in a classroom environment, learn about gardening and cooking along with the students through hands-on interactive activities and games, a great way to meet others passionate about good, healthy food, and to share your knowledge and passion with young students and grow the local food community We work in elementary schools all across Metro Vancouver and pair volunteers with a school near them.

Knowledge of gardening and/or cooking an asset but not required as we provide full training. Sign up on our website to join us this April.

How it works

  • The Growing Chefs! program begins at the first week of April, after spring break.
  • Volunteers are put into teams of three and paired with a classroom (grade 1-3).
  • All volunteers attend a Training and Orientation Session, where you learn and review the program details, lessons you will be leading, and some basic classroom management.
  • Orientations are ongoing from now until the end of March (several options available, you only need to attend one)

Classroom visits

  • You and your team are paired with an elementary school classroom. You visit your class every two weeks over the course of three months, for a total of seven visits.
  • Classroom visits are weekday mornings and last about 1.25 hours (not including travel time & prep ~ 2 hour total)
  • As you mentor the students and help them to grow their own indoor vegetable gardens, you lead the class through a series of lessons.
  • The lessons are clearly laid out and outlined in the Growing Chefs! Classroom Guide that you receive at your Orientation Session.

The commitment works out to about 4 hours/month... do-able for most volunteers!

For more information and to see a brief video about our classroom program, please visit

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GoodWork ID: 44392       Date posted to Feb 21 2018