With the volunteer efforts of our partners and community members, students spent over 366,500 hours learning about agriculture last year. Young people deserve to know where their food comes from; you can make it happen!

  • Present in a classroom setting (this includes Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month)
  • Present at an activity station during an event (such as Food Farms around the province)
  • Accompany student groups during an event
  • Host a farm tour at my farm (we will work with you to ensure it's a success)
  • Assemble educational resources with AITC staff
  • Assist with administrative tasks (such as stuffing envelopes, packages, etc.)

NEW Volunteer Dashboard

Sign up for an AITC account so you can easily see what volunteer opportunities are available and select the ones that interest you! Click the button below to create an account or to access your volunteer dashboard.

To volunteer for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM), create an account or login to your volunteer dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

I love working in agriculture and want to talk to students about it, how can I get involved?

Volunteer for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)! It takes place each year in March. Teachers around the province register to have a classroom visit from someone who works in agriculture!

But I’m not comfortable public speaking, this might not be for me?

This IS for you if you enjoy talking about your role in ag! It’s less like public speaking, and more like chatting with VERY eager listeners who are curious to learn more.

What does a volunteer exactly do in the classroom?

You’ll read a storybook to students, and most importantly share your passion for agriculture by telling students about your job!

How do I know what to talk about with the students?

We provide you with everything you need for your time with the students! We’ll send you a volunteer t-shirt and information to access the online presentation and activity video. But also feel free to bring something related to your job to show the students like seed samples, equipment replicas, etc.

A presentation AND activity?! That sounds intimidating.

It’s really easy and so much fun, the time will fly by! You’ll have access to the materials ahead of time to familiarize yourself with them. AND by using these materials, you’ll meet the teacher’s curriculum outcomes and they’ll be so happy!

A presentation to students makes me nervous, what can I do to prepare?

No worries! Students LOVE visitors in the classroom, they will be eager to learn and have so many questions for you. Make sure to browse the materials ahead of your visit and watch the volunteer video for all the info you need!

What if a student asks a question that I don’t know the answer too?

Not a problem! Just let the students know that is not your area of expertise, jot the question down, and see if someone in your network can help answer (or reach out to us). Send the answers to the teacher later, could be a fun opportunity to follow up and connect with the class again.

What if I receive misinformed questions or comments about agriculture?

Remember that many people do not have a connection to agriculture and just really don’t know. Try to connect with the person through shared values. Don’t try to change their mind, simply share your why.

How much of a time commitment is it?

Presentations are 1 hour, but know that the time will fly by! We provide a suggested timeline with your materials.

How far would I have to travel?

When you sign up, you’ll be asked how far you are comfortable travelling.

I’d love to volunteer in a specific classroom (my child’s or a child that I know), is this possible?

You can request a certain school/classroom/teacher when you sign up, and we will do our best to accommodate!

This sounds great, but I’m still nervous. Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely! Make sure you both sign up and while you’re at, why not each do a presentation!

I still have questions, is there someone I can chat with?

You bet! Please reach out to Anna MacDonald at kathryn@aitc.sk.ca or 306.378.7908.

When do I need to register by?

The deadline to register is January 19, 2024, to allow time for matching volunteers with classrooms in your area and for you to coordinate a date with the teacher!

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