Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the heart of The North Grove. Volunteers help to enhance and strengthen the programs we offer. Our volunteer program is also about building individual and collective capacity. Through our volunteer program we help individuals build their skills and confidence, as well as develop social connections and a sense of belonging in our community. Volunteers help us with program facilitation, food preparation, serving meals, clean-up, helping out on the farm, child development and more.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice.

Volunteer Roles

Community Meals

Food preparation
Serving meals



Can't serve food without clean plates!


Child Development

Play time with toddlers and babies


Affordable Market

Cashiers, baggers, and our market prep team


Community Farm

Seasonal volunteer role: April - October


Program Facilitation

Helping staff with classes & workshops


Data Entry & Admin

Digitize records and help the front desk


Volunteer application process


Fill out an application form with your current availability. Please note that almost all our volunteer roles take place Monday - Friday

between 8am - 4pm. 


You can apply online or in person when you attend a volunteer info session.


Join one of our monthly volunteer info session to learn more, and for us to get to know you! 

** Volunteer info sessions are currently unavailable due to the current COVID-19 crisis



All volunteers must complete a successful Child Abuse Registry Check before they can start volunteering.


Feel free to get started on this process as soon as possible, as it can take 2-3 weeks. The Child Abuse Registry check is free and is different than the Criminal Record check. Some positions may require additional screening.

With our in-person programming currently suspended we are turning to new ways of doing our work.

Find out how we are supporting our community during the COVID-19 crisis & how you can give to our Good Food Access Fund.

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