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Hiring: Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: The Sharing Farm
Location: Richmond, Greater Vancouver BC

This position is being reposted due to incorrect contact information in the earlier posting — please re-apply to: 

The Sharing Farm is an urban community farm combining the practice of sustainable farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. We are a not-for-profit organization that grows produce on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We also sell our produce via a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, a Farm Stand, an online store, farmers markets and our annual Richmond Garlic Fest.

The Sharing Farm is located on the south bank of the Fraser River, on the unceded territory of the Musqueam 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. It is accessible by bus, skytrain, car, or bicycle.

For more information about the Sharing Farm please visit

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead 2-3 regular drop-in volunteering sessions per week
  • Lead Corporate Volunteering sessions
  • Coordinate Volunteers for the Richmond Garlic Festival, our annual fundraiser (August 20)
  • Participate as needed in running weekly Farm Stand and/ or CSA pick up
  • Organize volunteer appreciation event in October
  • Organize two weekend Cobb Oven events
  • Prepare a snack (salad, crackers, cookies etc.) at the end of two of the weekly volunteer sessions
  • Clean and maintain farm and community kitchen spaces after volunteer use
  • Keep records of volunteer hours and corporate group activities; acknowledge volunteers and volunteer groups on social media and through email
  • Garlic Fest preparation as needed
  • Post regularly to Instagram and Facebook about farm activities
  • Occasional administrative tasks as needed
  • Reports to Executive Director


  • Be comfortable working with people from all kinds of backgrounds and abilities
  • Flexible, patient, able to hustle when necessary, good sense of humor, passionate about growing both food and community
  • Experience in sustainable farming, gardening or other related work
  • Willingness to jump in where needed, enjoys a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment, excellent communication skills
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather, ability to multi-task and occasionally lift up to 20 kg
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Well-organized with good record-keeping skills
  • Valid driver’s license (preferred)
  • Food Safe certification, (or willingness to acquire Food Safe certification)
  • Be available on Thursday evenings and Saturdays

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in food security and sustainable agriculture. There is room to grow in our organization and we are looking for someone who will build this position and return for future seasons.

Compensation: Depending on experience and/or skills, $22-$24 per hour, plus access to Farm produce, and 4% vacation on top of pay.

Schedule: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 20-30 hour work week, averaging 25 hours/ week. (Hours will be fewer at the start of the season, peak in August, and reduce again in fall.) May-October.

Be available for 2 Sunday Cobb Oven events, (June and September, TBC.)

Must be able to work approximately 40 hours the week of Aug 14th, including Aug 19 & 20 (Richmond Garlic Fest).

Application deadline: March 31st, 2023

Please submit resume and a cover letter to:

Leslie Williams, Executive Director

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 23 2023    ID: 67377