Get Involved



Our work is made possible because of the many, community minded individuals who share their time and talents with us as volunteers.

We have an incredible and diverse team of people who volunteer their time in everything from our programs, to special projects, events and committees.

We celebrate our diverse community, by committing ourselves to fostering a workplace that is inclusive, collaborative and respectful. By becoming a volunteer at The Kitchen, you will be expected to honor and respect all of our members, and value the unique experiences and skills of each individual on our team and in our community. 

If this sounds like something you can get behind, let’s talk!

Whether you are looking for a way to make a difference through casual on-call opportunities, weekly core positions or enjoy diving into complex and impactful projects, we would love to hear from you.


Becoming a volunteer starts with attending one of our regular Volunteer Information Sessions.  

Volunteer Information Sessions are currently on pause while our facility is under renovations. Please check back at the end of June-July for upcoming dates. 



“Grow A Row builds on the long-standing tradition of gardeners loving to share their harvest with others. It is a people-helping-people program to assist in feeding the hungry in their own communities.”

It all started in 1986 in Winnipeg, when farmers began to donate excess produce to their local food bank and the idea caught on.  The program is led by The Compost Council of Canada and the Garden Writers Association. It has helped to connect farmers and residential gardeners with local organizations that help provide nutritious food to vulnerable communities. 2024 is our seventh season with the Grow-A-Row program.  Our goals this year is to:


  • Continue building our Grow A Row network by adding 10 new Gardeners to our community.
  • Increase the availability of fresh, locally grown produce for people experiencing food insecurity
  • Strive to collect 1,500 lbs of produce through the Grow a Row initiative.
  • Host a Grow-A-Row Harvest Celebration at the end of the season.
  • Listen, Learn, and Plan for 2025.


The process is quite simple. Choose to dedicate a row of your garden or your favourite crop to help feed your community!

Register as a Grow-A-Row Gardener for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen.  Simply fill out the form at the link below.  


When you have your first harvest that you would like to share, you can:

  • Drop off your veggies at our central location, 101-3787 Cedar Hill Rd anytime during hours of operations (no drop offs outside of office hours please)
  • Harvest Pick Up is also available with advance notice.


Are you a college or university student looking for a field placement or practicum for your program?


Perhaps you have a research project and would like to see your hard work make a direct impact in your community?


We have the honour of working alongside incredible students from a wide variety of programs that help to make incredible projects possible. Our staff has mentored students from the University of Victoria’s School of Social Work Program and Camosun College’s Community Youth and Child Studies Program for over five years.


To discuss projects and student placement opportunities at our organization, please contact our Program Director, Kim Cummins, at