Community Garden Volunteer
The Disabled Independent Gardeners Association (DIGA) supports people with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life through active involvement in gardening. We operate multiple accessible community garden spaces in Vancouver, at Pandora Park, Woodland Park, Still Creek Community Garden, Kerrisdale Community Garden, Maple Community Garden, Cottonwood Community garden and a temporary garden bed on Granville Street.
Volunteering with DIGA is a great way to get outside, enjoy our gardens and be a part of a community.
Community Garden Volunteers are needed from June through October to assist DIGA members to tend to their garden plots.
Volunteers help people with some of the tasks that may be difficult for them to handle due to limited mobility and/or dexterity. This can include planting, watering, weeding and harvesting.
- Attend one of the community gardens on a regular basis, helping DIGA members and the DIGA Field Coordinator to tend to accessible garden plots
- Assist DIGA members to grow plants and vegetables
- Lead online workshop or webinar on DIGA related topics (if you feel comfortable and have something to share)
- Love for plants and gardening
- Caring and supportive
- Able to do some physical tasks
- Complete a police record check (we will reimburse the cost)
DIGA is an inclusive, volunteer-driven organization that shares the joy of gardening with people of all levels of physical ability. By creating a fun, social environment, we help people to nurture plants and enjoy the fruits of their labour in the form of healthy, organic produce.