The Disabled Independent Gardeners Association (DIGA) volunteers love to garden and are enthusiastic about sharing their skills to help people with disabilities enhance their gardening experience. Together, volunteers and members make gardening more accessible and achievable. Volunteers meet and work with clients at various community gardening locations to nurture and harvest plants.

Volunteers are also needed to tend to community garden plots, water (where irrigation systems have not been installed), assist at garden work parties, and more!

How To Join

For more information about volunteering, please contact Sheryl Newman, Volunteer Management Coordinator at snewman@disabilityfoundation.org or by phone at 604-688-6464 x. 117.

At DIGA Workshops

Volunteers help out at DIGA workshops, supporting participants with hands-on activities, assisting to host workshops and presenting gardening topics.

The Disability Foundation and its affiliated societies comply with COVID-19 protocols as determined by the provincial health authorities (e.g., BC: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/covid-19). Our workers and volunteers will follow such protocols and must be vaccinated to work with and within our organizations (offices, program locations, and home visits), unless a medical exemption is in place. To protect our workers and volunteers, we expect our clients and partners to comply with COVID-19 health and safety regulations which means fully vaccinated unless there is a medical exemption. 

Thank you for making everyone’s health and safety the top priority.