Position: Volunteer Urban Farm Internship
Type: Part-time volunteer with learning opportunities and access to produce
Organization: North Shore Neighbourhood House - Edible Garden Project
Location: North Vancouver, BC
The North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH) is a charitable organization that has been operating on the North Shore of Vancouver for over 75 years. The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is a program of the NSNH that builds community through growing local food on the North Shore.
This volunteer position provides a season-long opportunity to assist in running a successful small-scale urban farm. Our Farm serves as a model of local sustainable food production and is a community hub, providing hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities to the community. Volunteer Interns will be leaders on the farm and gain hands-on experience in all aspects of enterprise, including farm management, volunteer coordination, community outreach and education with supervision and mentorship from our Farm Manager and Program Manager. We believe that the best way to learn about farming is by farming, and therefore the majority of the internship will involve working alongside our farmers and learning about the importance of planning, pace, efficiency and timing. We also leave time for more creative projects, like flower arranging, and we are happy to accommodate specific learning requests from dedicated interns.
We are not looking simply for labourers, but for people keen to learn as much as they can about running a successful urban farming operation. Our hope is that our volunteer interns will leave the program feeling confident that they have a solid base of understanding in how to run a small urban farm operation. Certificate and reference letters available upon completion of internship.
What We’re Looking For:
How to Apply:
Please send a brief letter (max 500 words) outlining the following:
Send email to:
with the subject line “Internship 2020” in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All local shortlisted candidates will be required to fulfill an interview and complete a Criminal Record Check. We are recruiting up to six (6) interns for the 2020 season.
To learn more about the Edible Garden Project and our social enterprise farms (Loutet Farm and Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden), visit our website: http://www.ediblegardenproject.com
We look forward to your application!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 19 2020 ID: 56115