meet some our wonderful volunteers:

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Jenny

What is your Role?

Working with the Urban Food Program raising vegetable seedlings

What are your highlights as a volunteer?

-Making a meaningful contribution to society with DIVRS and helping provide healthy food for people who need it

-Learning new skills and using my existing skills in new ways

-Making new connections and meeting people

What’s your advice for someone who is considering volunteer work?

It is important to do some research to ensure the volunteering is aligned with your own interests and skill set. Make sure you have the personal resources to sustain the commitment. If the volunteering opportunity you try is not right for you then try something else.

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Christine

What is your Role?

Seedling production- part of the Urban Food Program

What are your highlights as a volunteer?

Watching the growth of seeds into seedlings and then as plants in the garden. Also the camaraderie and company of the other volunteers

What’s your advice for someone who is considering volunteer work?

Be clear about your capacity as a volunteer – how much and how often you can manage. Try to get a clear understanding of what will be expected of you before you start.