We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2024 season. 


Our Youth Volunteer Program is a wonderful opportunity for Canadian Youth to experience the out-of-doors in the unique setting of the Experimental Farm.

Teens (minimum age 14 years) are invited to provide support to the gardening teams in the Ornamental Gardens and the Arboretum during morning hours, Monday through Friday, April through October. Opportunities also exist for youth during selective weekends to assist at our many FCEF sponsored special events and fundraising activities.

Friends of the Farm is delighted to benefit from the unique mix of passion, enthusiasm and energy that these young people bring to the Farm while providing them with the experience of learning about gardening, working in a team, and the enjoyment of contributing to the beauty of their community.

Application form and Waiver / Formulaire de demande (version française)

 To read all the testimonials from our exceptional youth volunteers and coordinators, click HERE.


“Volunteering with the Youth Group Program of Friends of the Farm gave me the opportunity to work outdoors and to learn more about the environment. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet other high school students who are interested in the same things that I am.” – Jennifer Glasgow, youth volunteer

“I learned a lot, it was a great atmosphere, working outdoors with very nice people. I think it would be a good experience for anyone looking to pick up some hours toward their volunteer requirement.” – Julia Stewart, youth volunteer