Volunteer Opportunities * Application Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Sprouting Chefs is focused on improving the lives of youth. We believe that healthy minds and bodies start with healthy eating. We believe that healthy eating begins with a thorough knowledge, understanding and appreciation of where our food comes from – starting in a garden. We also firmly believe children are more likely to learn and be mentored from other youth and teens who have experienced our program. Volunteering with us as a teen can provide:

  • Valuable work experience
  • Volunteer Hours
  • Community Involvement and Engagement
Volunteer positions for school garden programs

Teen Volunteers and Post Secondary Students

Build your own volunteer schedule

Teen Volunteers: Students can apply for a “build your own schedule” placement with Sprouting Chefs. A minimum commitment of 15 hours is required. Students are expected to clearly communicate their availability when applying. Once a student has committed to specific dates and times, at least two weeks’ notice must be given if the student will be unable to attend, as your presence will be integral to the running of cooking classes and events!

Post Secondary Students are always valued who have a background in holistic nutrition, education, environmental education, sustainability, or yoga students

Current Funders for the 2019/2020 School Year:

Current Funders for the 2019/2020 School Year:

Telus Friendly Future Foundation

Edmond’s Community School (Seed to Table Program)

Vancouver Foundation

McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund held at the Vancouver Foundation 2012 to Present – Forest Grove Elementary (Garden Club and Seed to Table Program)

TD Friends of the Environment

TD Friends of the Environment – Windsor and Lochdale School Gardens (Seed Classes)


Would you like to sponsor an upcoming event or fundraising or Community Lunch Opportunity?

  • Donate fresh produce, dry goods or compostable disposables for our After School Cooking Classes or Community Lunch


Current Funders for the 2019/2020 School Year:

Fireside Adventures

Fireside Adventures – Summer Cooking Camps

Creative Toolbox

Creative Toolbox – Mentorship and Guidance

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market – Promotion of our programs, donations for our Community Lunch Events

Life Space Gardens

Life Space Gardens – Our go to partners for excellent sustainable self watering garden boxes

Artisan Landscape Maintenance

Artisan Landscapes – Providing high quality veggie based compost soil for our gardens

We appreciate all our partners, sponsors and our funders. Without you all we couldn’t make it happen!

How to Sponsor One of our Programs

Email us for details outlining what program you would like to support (Garden Club at a school, Seed to Table Program, Cooking Class, Garden Build, or Labyrinth Creation).

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