Island Kindness Project

The Island Kindness Project has been set up to help support members of our community who are self-isolating or in quarantine with occasional basic out-of-home errands and other activities; you are not alone.

We will also help connect people with volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can help by delivering food, picking up groceries, calling an isolated person, or help with by gardening, and lots of other jobs that will help to bring comfort to individuals and the community. It’s entirely up to. Your community kindness, no matter how small, can make a huge difference.

Click the button below to register, and we will be in touch to connect you with a person who needs a bit of kindness in their life right now.

Click here to VOLUNTEER TO HELP               

Click here to REQUEST HELP

** Helping others not only makes a difference to our community—and even to the wider world—it can also support your own mental health and well-being. Much of the anguish accompanying this pandemic stems from feeling powerless. Volunteering, and doing kind and helpful acts for others can help you regain a sense of control over your life—as well as add meaning and purpose.


Community Garden Matching

Are you hoping to grow food on Pender but need garden space? Do you have extra garden space that someone could use this year to grow food for the Island? If so, we will soon post a short questionnaire to help us connect gardens to gardeners. All of your information will be kept confidential and only available to program staff to set up introductions.

Click here to fill out the application 


Coming Soon: Community Garden Mentorship Program

Suddenly there are lots of new people interested in food gardening and food producing, and they have a lot of questions! Fortunately the Southern Gulf Island has lots of experienced and even some master gardeners hopefully willing to pass along the torch of knowledge. This program will match up novice, experienced and master gardeners and food producers on the Southern Gulf Islands so that you can get the best yield possible.