FortWhyte Farms engages youth from diverse backgrounds in hands-on sustainable urban agriculture to gain curriculum credits, employment training and healthy living skills. Youth learn how to work as a team, develop self-confidence and make positive decisions for our community.
Volunteers are needed to assist and lead youth in seasonal activities related to farm operations such as feeding and watering livestock, harvesting eggs, growing seedlings in the greenhouse and preparing and planting gardens beds as well as special projects and healthy, outdoor fun.
Youth Program Mentor
The role of Youth Program Mentors is dynamic and engaging – every day at the farm is a little bit different. Volunteers are responsible for hands-on mentoring in healthy and sustainable living, building community and relationships with youth and making connections between food, farming and sustainability.
Start date/term of position: February 2020 (8 weeks)
Commitment: One three-hour session per week, weekdays
Application deadline: January 10, 2020
Please note that a vulnerable sector check may be required.