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Position: Food Security Program Assistant
Type: summer job
Organization: Earthwise Society

Location: Delta, Metro Vancouver, BC
Eligibility: enrolled in a program related to environmental studies, biology, horticulture, etc (see below)

Earthwise Society is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society runs demonstration projects for sustainable land use in Tsawwassen and Agassiz BC. We have an exciting opportunity at our Delta location for an articulate and energetic individual who is passionate about addressing food security issues and wants to make a real difference in our community. Reporting to the Farm Program Coordinator, the Food Security Program Assistant will be responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in food production activities at the Earthwise Demonstration Food Garden and Teaching Farm
  • Assist with the implementation Delta Food Coalition’s community food security programs including surplus food rescue initiative, Shared Harvest fruit gleaning, Family Harvest Boxes, and Victory Gardens
  • Harvest produce and prepare boxes for Harvest Boxes and CSA, maintain cleanliness of food handling and storage areas
  • Assist with sourcing and organizing food donations from local charities, farms
  • and community members; pick-up and deliver donations as needed
  • Assist with Don’t Mow Grow urban farming program including including plot maintenance, planting and harvesting
  • Lead volunteers in food security programs
  • Problem solve and communicate to adjust to changing priorities and program needs


  • Be currently a full-time student who will be returning to college or university in the fall
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)

Note: This is a full-time position of 35-hours per week for 8 weeks with the possibility of extension. Wage is $15.20/Hour. Weekend work will be required. The start date for this position will be approximately June 28th.

To Apply:

If interested please submit a cover letter and resume to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 27 2021    ID: 59628