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Position: Classroom Gardening and Cooking Instructor
Organization: Growing Chefs!
Location: Greater Vancouver, BC

Growing Chefs! is a Vancouver based charity that runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary schools in Metro Vancouver to get kids 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, connecting them to nature, and teaching them how their food choices impact their personal health and the health of the environment.

  • Click here to read more info about our program and volunteering.

In our classroom gardening and cooking program, volunteers are paired with a classroom in Grades 1-3 to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience. And we need your help! Many of our volunteers are chefs, or individuals who work in the restaurant industry; the program was built around them sharing their experience preparing food but you do not have to be a chef to take part. We are also looking for gardeners, dietitians, nutritionists, home cooks, and just good food lovers who believe in teaching kids about healthy eating.

Anyone is more than welcome to volunteer with us though, so if you are passionate about or interested in food literacy education, we’re looking for you!

It’s a wonderful way for individuals to give back to the community and a great opportunity for them to share their incredible knowledge and passion about gardening. All skill levels welcome!


  1. Volunteer commitment is minimal, it’s only one day for 2 hours every week for 7 weeks (Oct-Nov).

  2. Teams of three or four volunteers are paired with an elementary school classroom, Gr. 4-7 where they follow detailed lesson plans from our Growing Chefs! Classroom Gardening and Cooking Curriculum.

  3. The program starts the first week of October and ends mid-November, running in the mornings from 10.30am to 12pm.

  4. You will join us for one of our volunteer trainings.

  5. Sign up to volunteer!

Not only is it a minimal commitment, it’s also a ton of fun and a great opportunity to meet other members of the community!

See you soon!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Aug 13 2019    Numéro : 54465