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Farm volunteers and staff

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is an incredible place. We work and play based on the principles and practices that empower peace, resilience and belonging.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is seeking day volunteers to assist our residential team in maintaining the Centre’s farm, gardens, and orchard. Farm volunteer tasks may include planting, weeding, harvesting and more!

Season: April to November

Shifts: Shifts will vary from a couple hours to the full day. Shifts will normally be scheduled between 7 am to 6 pm, so volunteers must be available during the day.



  • Must be able to use garden implements, bend, kneel, occasionally lift heavy items and be outside for 2-3 hours in summer heat. Must be able to stand and walk through some uneven terrain without assistance.
  • Some experience preferred, but not required. An interest in native plants or plant identification would be helpful.



  • Once you have completed the form below, your name will be added to an email contact list. We will contact you when we need to fill a shift. You can accept shifts as your availability allows.
  • All volunteers who sign up before April 15, 2023 will be invited to an optional 2023 season orientation session at the Centre.
  • Volunteer shifts do not include meals or accommodations at the Centre.
  • Volunteers may be provided with seasonal produce if the coordinator determines there are sufficient quantities. Please check with the coordinator during your shift.
  • Youth (5 – 17) may only volunteer with an parent present



Please make sure to bring the following for your shift:

  • Long pants (or clothes appropriate for the weather)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Gloves are recommended
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack or lunch. Please note that Centre Guidelines only allow for vegetarian food on Centre property.


Farm / Garden Day Volunteer Form

If you are willing to be included on our calling list for last-minute volunteer shifts, please provide a phone number where you can be reached during the day.