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Volunteer

It takes a huge team of dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers to help us reach students and classrooms across Manitoba. The need for more programs and new resources continues to grow and so does our need for volunteers!

Make a difference in ag education

Volunteering for Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba is an opportunity for you to:

  • Help Manitoba students understand and appreciate where their food comes from
  • Share your agriculture story
  • Introduce students to the people working hard to grow Manitoba’s largest industry
  • Show students how agriculture impacts their own lives
  • Inspire the next generation of leaders, innovators and consumers by helping them explore ag-related careers

How you can help

There are all kinds of ways you can get involved, including

  • Leading students through interactive, agriculture-based learning activities in the classroom – for instance, during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM), or
  • As a Station Facilitator or Class Host at one of our Amazing Agriculture Adventure events.
  • When a teacher asks for a classroom presentation on a specific agriculture-related topic, we look to the experts in that area for help – which could be you!

Volunteer Spotlights

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)

March 2022

CALM is a hands-on program that encourages students to learn about and celebrate Canadian agriculture by reading books, watching videos, engaging in activities, and meeting farmers and industry representatives – people like you.

Every year, we need a team of over 150 volunteers to meet the demand for CALM.

As a CALM volunteer, you’ll visit a classroom and share YOUR story.

Many students don’t fully understand what agriculture is. By telling students why you love Canadian agriculture, you will open their eyes to new knowledge, arouse their curiosity about the world around them, and inspire them with your passion and energy.

What’s involved?

Once you register as a CALM volunteer, we will reach out to you with a Volunteer Package, including an AITC-M t-shirt, a book to share with your classroom, and an activity to lead. We’ll also offer you tips on classroom management, and tips for props and activities to make your visit a memorable success.

Become a Volunteer

Fill out the form below to register as a new volunteer. We will contact you soon and have you go through our Volunteer Screening process so we you can be placed on our approved volunteer list for updates on future volunteer opportunities!

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