(CANADA SUMMER JOBS)
The Sharing Farm is a not-for-profit community organization that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working intern for May-October 2021. This position is dependent on Canada Summer Jobs funding.
The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The Sharing Farm is located on the south bank of the Fraser River, on the unceded territory of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem people. The four-acre farm is situated within Richmond’s Terra Nova Rural Park, located at the west end of Westminster Highway, alongside the West Dyke, in Richmond BC. This position will have access to many different skill sets, including volunteer management and coordination, marketing and communications, and social media for a not-for-profit organization.
For more information about the Sharing Farm please visit www.sharingfarm.ca
About the Role:
Approximately 15-20 hours per week will be devoted to volunteer coordination. You will lead two or three weekly volunteer sessions. Volunteers are members of the public and are from a wide range of age groups, backgrounds and abilities. In 2021, groups will be limited to small sizes (likely 5-10 people) according to Provincial COVID-19 guidelines. All sessions will be held outside, and physically distanced. The tasks will be farming tasks and will be decided by the Director of Operations. Examples of tasks include seeding, weeding, harvesting, washing produce, spreading compost, watering etc. After the sessions we will offer tea and coffee. Depending on COVID-19, the volunteer coordinator may also start to prepare a snack for volunteers. The role will include preparing, serving and cleaning up.
Approximately 4-10 hours per week will be devoted to distributing produce. The farm has a weekly CSA vegetable pick-up at the farm on Thursday evenings and an online store pick-up on Saturday afternoons. Vegetable pick-up is outdoors and physically distanced.
The remainder of the hours will be spent on marketing and communications for the farm. We welcome candidates with creative ideas to grow our brand and messaging.
Duties and Responsibilities:
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Service Canada):
Compensation and Work Hours
Salary: $17 per hour
40 hour work week. Tuesday - Saturday. Must be available Saturdays, and on Thursday evenings.
Approx. 16-23 weeks depending on final HRDC Canada Summer Jobs approval of grant application.
(For students returning to school in the fall, we will consider flexible/ part-time fall schedules.)
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we will begin interviewing in mid-March.
Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit resume and a cover letter to:
Director of Operations: Leslie Williams email@example.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 4 2021 ID: 58907