Positions: Volunteer Contributors
Organization: Open Food Network Canada
Location: anywhere in Canada (main office is in St. Agatha, On)
Are you interested in food + tech?
Open Food Network is a global network of people and organizations working together to develop open and shared resources, knowledge and software to support a more sustainable and ethical food system. You can learn more about our global project here.
At the core of everything we do is a belief that creating a new food system requires a new way of operating. This is why we create open source solutions, communicate with transparency, and hold everything we create as part of the Commons – it doesn’t belong to a single entity, but instead to a community.
We launched a Canadian instance of Open Food Network and incorporated as a national not-for-profit in 2017. We’ve stayed kind of quiet until now. We’ve been doing lots of behind the scenes work on our platform and on our global governance processes. But now we are blooming!
We are looking to build a national team of volunteers to work with farmers and makers, community food initiatives, food hubs, buying clubs, farmers markets….. to deploy our software platform (think: e-commerce – with lots of twists) in Canada and build a Canadian OFN community that can support ethical food access and distribution in local communities across the country.
Contributions Needed in Canada:
You can learn more through a face to face event:
Thursday March 19, Kitchener Public LIbrary, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
In an on-line meeting: Monday March 23, Tuesday March 24, 2:00 pm (EST). Email us, firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send login details.
To express interest — send us an email, email@example.com along with your resume/cv. Please include a description of how you think you can contribute and the amount of time you are willing to share with us. Please make sure you review the sites below to give you a preliminary idea of who we are and what we do, so you can speak to your potential contribution.
We’re creating a handbook to help people understand various roles in our project.
If you have technical skills – visit our project on github.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 9 2020 ID: 56377