Volunteers are at the core of everything we do. From nature-based Jewish education to harvesting honey and helping the bees, our volunteers are essential to the Shoresh team. Roll up your sleeves and join us to support our efforts to repair the world while building community and learning new skills!
For more information about the volunteer opportunities listed below or to customize one that’s best for you, please contact email@example.com or call 416-805-8382.
Do you love teaching in the great outdoors? Do you want to give kids the gift of experiential Jewish education? Do you want to diversify your teaching skills and add a unique experience to your resume? If so, join our team of volunteer educators, core members of the Shoresh team who support our nature-based Jewish educational programs including field trips to the Kavanah Garden and Bela Farm, and the Shoresh Outdoor School. Training and mentorship in nature-based Jewish education will be provided.
Date/Time: Varied dates and times in May through October. Specific dates and times will coordinated to fit your schedule.
Locations: Kavanah Garden, Cedarvale Ravine, Bela Farm and in the community
Join us! Click here to fill out our online application form. Upon receiving your application, our Volunteer Manager will be in touch with you to set up a phone meeting and book dates.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-805-8382.
Please note we will run a two-day training in April 2019 (dates announced soon). If you join later in the season, training will also be provided on site. Please contact email@example.com or 416-805-8382 to find out more about our Jewish Environmental Educator Training.
TZEDAKAH GARDEN CREW:
Are you passionate about urban agriculture and hunger relief? Are you shocked by the fact that 15% of Jewish families in the GTA are living below the poverty line and want to do something to help? If so, join Shoresh’s Tzedakah Garden Crew every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Together we will learn how to grow organic produce for Chasdei Kaduri, the Jewish Food Bank.
BELA FARM ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS:
Did you know that in 2017 Shoresh planted 11,000 trees and the beginning of a 20-acre bee sanctuary at Bela Farm, our rural home for sustainable, land-based Judaism? In 2018, we’ll be caring for our trees and bees, mowing, weeding, planting, painting hives and making signage. Throughout the growing season, we will spend 3 weeks at the farm stewarding the land by nurturing our trees and bees. Every week will have a mixture of volunteer opportunities and experiential learning. Feel free to come up for a day or stay for a few (if you do stay for multiple nights, bring a tent!) and join us in the beautiful, rolling hills of Hillsburgh to meet our bees and trees!
Bela Farm Stewardship Weeks:
(2019 dates to be announced soon)
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION:
We have some awesome building projects on the go! We’re building a Welcome Centre at Bela Farm for school groups and community members to gather and learn in. We’re also building a natural playground at the Kavanah Garden for kids to run and play in and a new solar wax oven to melt our beeswax in so we can turn that into shabbat candles. Join our building crew, grab a drill and share your building skills while learning new ones!
Dates: Our building events will occur on a rolling basis as will be scheduled as needed. Sign up for our volunteer list-serve to be notified of upcoming dates.
Locations: Bela Farm and the Kavanah Garden
Join us! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-805-8382 to get on the list.
FESTIVALS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORK BEES:
It takes a party to build community and who doesn’t love a great gathering? We love to celebrate Jewish holidays, rituals and our accomplishments throughout the year with our diverse networks of friends and community partners. Join our team of dedicated volunteers to set up and close down the Kavanah Garden, to celebrate Rosh Hashana and Sukkot at our festivals, or to host 450 community members celebrating our 10th anniversary at Taking Root, our annual fundraiser.
Need to do a placement for your highschool, college, or university level course? We have worked with numerous students in the past and can customize an academic placement that both supports your personal learning goals and Shoresh’s needs.
Email email@example.com for more information and create a placement.