Fernwood NRG is always looking for volunteers.
Interested in becoming more involved with your community? Fernwood NRG offers volunteer opportunities ranging from child care, special events, food access, seniors programming, and much more.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the neighbourhood, learn about the work of Fernwood NRG, and to meet your neighbours. It also leaves you a warm fuzzy feeling at the end of the day.

Current Postings


Good Food Box Delivery Driver Volunteer
The Good Food Box is a non-profit alternative fruit and vegetable distribution system run by Fernwood NRG. We are looking for delivery route drivers to support the distribution of the good food boxes every week. In recognition of your volunteer service, Fernwood NRG provides $10 for gas and fruits and veggies. If you can’t commit to every week, we accommodate depending on your schedule!
Duties & Responsibilities
-Volunteering from 10 am-1:30 pm on Wednesdays 
-Delivering approx. 12-15 Good Food Boxes to eight addresses in a given geographical area
-Able to lift up to 15 lbs
-Must have a vehicle and valid driver license

Contact melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca for more information or to apply


Good Food Box Packer 
The Good Food Box is a non-profit alternative fruit and vegetable distribution system run by Fernwood NRG.  We are looking for volunteers to support with packing boxes Wednesday mornings at Fernwood Community Centre. In recognition of your volunteer service, Fernwood NRG provides breakfast every Wednesday and fresh fruits and veggies. If you can’t commit to every week, we accommodate depending on your schedule!
Duties & Responsibilities
-Volunteering from 8:30- 11:00 am on Wednesdays
-Setting up and taking down tables
-Packing fresh fruit and veggies in an assembly line format
-Supporting the Good Food Box Coordinator
-Quality control: checking over produce to make sure it isn’t compromised

Contact melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca for more information or to apply


Cobbs Bread Pick Up 
We are looking for a volunteer to pick up and deliver bread from Cobs (Shelbourne Plaza) to Fernwood Community Centre. This service is greatly appreciated by local community members who access bread every week! Fernwood NRG will provide a stipend for travel costs.
Duties & Responsibilities
-Volunteering from 6:45-8:00 pm on Wednesday evenings (rotating schedules available) 
-Pick up bread from Cobs at Shelbourne Plaza (#12-3639 Shelbourne St.)
-Deliver to Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave.)
-Some heavy lifting required (up to 20 lbs)
-Must have access to a vehicle

Contact melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca for more information or to apply


Village Vibe Writer
The Village Vibe is Fernwood NRG’s community newspaper created to communicate with residents about happenings in the Fernwood neighbourhood. The Village Vibe is produced bi-monthly (every two months) by an editorial committee comprised of Fernwood NRG staff, board members, contributors and neighbourhood residents. Please provide a writing sample upon applying.
Duties & Responsibilities 
-Pitch story ideas to editor relating to happenings in the Fernwood neighbourhood
-Write, interview and take photographs of local business owners, community members, organizations, etc.
-Provide print ready articles with a specific word count by an assigned deadline

Contact melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca for more information or to apply


Village Vibe Distribution Coordinator 
The Village Vibe is Fernwood NRG’s community newspaper created to communicate with residents about happenings in the Fernwood neighbourhood. The Village Vibe is produced bi-monthly (every two months) by an editorial committee comprised of Fernwood NRG staff, board members, contributors and neighbourhood residents.
Duties & Responsibilities
-Deliver Village Vibe newspaper to designated areas within the Fernwood Neighbourhood
-Monitor Distribution boxes around the neighbourhood and report any issues to supervisor

Contact melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca for more information or to apply


If you are interested in volunteering with FernFest, click here.

To get involved, please fill out this form:

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Reid, will be in touch with more information or please reach out directly: melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca. Thanks for your interest in helping Fernwood NRG!