Volunteering

The Urban Farm depends on volunteers to maintain the organization, the site, and the programs. People of all ages from all around the community — from Spryfield, from the Loop, from Jollimore and the Halifax peninsula — have helped at the Urban Farm over the past twenty years.

Garlic in the Market Garden

Butterfly garden in early spring

In summer, we hire a Head Gardener who coordinates the volunteer
activities from May to September — the busiest time at the Farm.We welcome all volunteers. You can bring your knowledge and experience, and you can learn new skills and make new friends.When you become a member, you will be asked how you would like to help.
For example, working with young people, with seniors, doing heavy work with tools, being a board member, working on the gardens, etc.With your volunteer help we can:

  • Offer interesting programs for all ages
  • Celebrate the harvest with our Harvest Fair
  • Sell plants and seeds in the Spring at our Plant Sale and Seedy Saturday
  • Teach young families how to grow their own food
  • Maintain the farm site at Kidston Farm

Just email the Farm to become a regular volunteer. Groups wishing to volunteer should send a request at least two weeks in advance. All volunteers who work with children must have a police check and a Child Abuse registry check. The Board of the UFMSS is responsible for managing the volunteer list.