Why Volunteer?

Share your passion for food

Share your passion for food

Sign up for volunteering opportunities within or outside of our classroom program!

Contribute when it suits you

volunteer times that fit your schedule

Join us on a weekday morning for two hours, every two weeks,
for a total of 7 lessons.

Witness your impact

Witness your impact

Enjoy hands-on gardening and cooking

What Volunteers do

Work With a Team

Work With a Team

Participate on a committed team and connect with like-minded people

Join us three hours a week

at an elementary school

Schools in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island

Teach Children Grade 1-6 your impact

Teach Children Grade 1-7

Engage young minds with nutrition, agriculture and cooking.

Volunteer Sign up is Easy



We will connect within a few weeks



Attend volunteer orientation



Meet your volunteer team and classroom



Start the volunteer experience and have fun

Sign up to volunteer

Want to volunteer with us? Please complete this form.

Please scroll *up* after clicking Submit. Your confirmation will be up there.

You will also receive an email confirming your application has been received.

  • Personal Information
  • Address information
  • Experience
  • Motivation
  • Availability and Transportation

Personal Information


Address Information

Your Experience

How did you hear about us?
I am a:
Previous Volunteer Experience:

Your Motivation

Why are you interested in volunteering with Growing Chefs?
I have first aid training:
I have my FoodSafe certification:
Languages spoken:

Availability and Transportation

Our classroom program runs in the mornings during weekdays (usually from about 10:30am-12pm). You visit your classroom on the same day every second week. Please indicate the days you would be available to be paired with a classroom. **hold down the "control" button and click to select multiple days

In which parts of Metro Vancouver would you prefer your classroom placement to be? *Hold control to select multiple zones you may be willing to go to

** Please note we do our best to place volunteers in a school close to their home, work, or desired location based on your selections above but cannot always accommodate every request.

I have access to a vehicle and may be able to help transport the classroom materials to my assigned school.

Are there any special considerations we should be aware of when matching you to a school, such as special needs, transportation challenges, etc. If YES, please describe your considerations in the box provided.

We require each volunteer provide us with two references. These can be professional references, character references, or references from a previous volunteer.

Reference #1 Name:
Reference #1 Phone:
Reference #2 Name:
Reference #2 Phone:
Emergency Contact:
Emergency Contact Phone:


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Testimonial  Chef Jonathan Chovancek

It’s amazing how stoked you feel coming out of the classroom - feeling great about life.

  • Chef Jonathan Chovancek

    Homer St. Cafe Bar & Tableau Bar Bistro

Testimonial Jonathan Dennis

In a world of increasingly packaged and processed food it’s vitally important to teach the next generation where exactly our food comes from.

  • Bartender Jonathan Dennis


Testimonial April Hornecastle

They help build the community and next generation of potential chefs. Everyone eats, and it is fantastic to teach eating for more than just the sake of it.

  • Chef April Hornecastle

    Earnest Ice Cream