Come work with kids and share your passions for the environment, science, outdoors and food in our dynamic Children’s Learning Garden!
Volunteers are accepted for FarmWonders Day Camps over spring break and the summer. Volunteers are key to making our camps a fun and safe environment for children.
Volunteers are asked to:
• Assist in set up and clean up
• Provide support and extra direction to camp participants
• Assist in leading games, crafts and activities
• Actively participate in the program
You will not be expected and not permitted to:
• Lead the entire program
• Give medication to children
• Give a child a ride home
• Be left alone with children at the end of the program
Our volunteer shifts run during all weeks of our day camps.
Volunteer shifts are AM (9-1) or PM (12-4), Monday – Friday. Volunteers ideally commit to an entire week.
Please note that our volunteer shifts are only visible to those who have successfully completed the process to become a registered FarmWonders volunteer.
If you are interested in volunteering with FarmWonders, you will be required to clear a criminal record check and have a UBC Farm volunteer account (click here to create an account). Once you have completed both steps in this process, you will be added to the FarmWonders volunteer program and able to sign up for volunteer shifts. Until that time, camp-related volunteer shifts will not be available to you.
To Apply for a Criminal Record Check
You can apply for a criminal record check by one of two ways:
Option one: Go to: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ and request a new criminal record check using Access Code: 5PCL84F4HC
Option two: If you are new to Canada, or otherwise unable to use the online system, apply using this form. Bring your completed form and your photo ID to the UBC Farm office or your UBC Farm volunteer orientation to have your request submitted and ID verified.
Our minimum age for volunteers is 15. If you are less than 15 years old and interested in working with our camps, check out our FarmLeaders program for 12-14 year olds!
Other Volunteer Opportunities With Children at UBC Farm
Landed Learning is a partner program that operates in the Children’s Garden throughout the school year. Go to the Landed Learning volunteer page for more information.