FareShare offers a unique and meaningful corporate volunteering experience for businesses and other organisations wanting to spend time together making a difference in an outdoor environment.
Twice a month we offer corporate volunteering opportunities at our Abbotsford kitchen garden where we grow nutritious vegetables for our kitchen.
Under the instruction of our garden manager, volunteers will engage in a variety of tasks such as weeding, mulching, fertilizing, harvesting, composting, propagating and pest management.
Our garden shifts are on every Friday morning from 9am to 12pm, ideally for a group of 12.
Garden volunteers need to be physically active and mobile to complete a range of gardening activities. They also need to cope with the vagaries of our weather although if temperatures are forecast to exceed 34 degrees or when there is a 70 per cent chance of rain, we cancel shifts.
After three hours in the kitchen garden, volunteers feel more connected and experience a sense of achievement knowing they have helped grow food for people in need. They may also pick up some useful gardening tips to take home.