Current Volunteer Opportunities

Prairie Urban Farm - Drop-In Sessions

We are promoting this opportunity on behalf of our campus partners, Prairie Urban Farm; volunteering at these drop-in sessions will not grant you access to the perks and benefits offered to Alumni Association volunteers.

Prairie Urban Farm (PUF) is a one-acre, mixed crop, community food system in the University of Alberta's South Campus. Their goals are to demonstrate and provide skill-building opportunities in alternative, regenerative ways of growing food within the city and to grow access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Volunteers are needed for a variety of gardening tasks - planting, weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting and more. All volunteers will get fully orientated on site by a garden leader during one of the regular volunteer drop-in sessions.

Benefits for you:

  • Interact with alumni, staff, students and other community members
  • Learn about how to grow your own food in the city
  • Gain practical planting skills
  • Have a tangible impact on the campus community
  • Get access to freshly grown and harvested produce from the garden
  • Flexibility of drop-in hours allows you to set your own schedule


  • No previous experience required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dress appropriately for the activity (make sure to wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and dress for the weather)
  • Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • Bring your own water bottle and reusable grocery bag (if bringing produce home)
  • Join the PUF mailing list to receive cancellation notifications of sessions (in case of poor weather)

2018 Drop-In Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.