Urban Bounty (UB) is a registered charity aspiring to create a resilient local food system through education, advocacy, and community-building initiatives. We are a small team of staff supported by volunteers all passionate about urban agriculture and food security.
We live the values of the Richmond Food Charter and we courageously engage our community to address challenges. We build community and have fun doing it and hope to create long-term, tangible, systemic results.
We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of Musqueam peoples.
These positions are supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. For funding, the candidate must be:
JOB POSTING #286 - FRUIT GLEANING PROGRAM INTERNSHIP - May 2022 and July 2022
Working with the Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator, the intern will assist with the Fruit Gleaning Program through the summer. Our fruit recovery or “gleaning” program collects surplus produce from homeowner and community partner fruit trees. This practice reduces waste and brings people together to improve a community’s food security status. The Fruit Recovery Program aims to pick fruit with volunteers from private property and donate it to community partners such as the Food Bank.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
This position is based primarily out of the Urban Bounty office which is centrally located in Paulik Park in Richmond, BC. Travel around Richmond will be required for in-person program delivery, and events. Administrative work may be done virtually with advance notice.
Start date: May 2022 for one position and July 2022 for a second position
Hours: 30 hours per week for an eight-week period. Hours are typically Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with occasional weekends. Flexibility in hours of work to be agreed upon with the Executive Director.
Pay: $18.00 with 4% Mandatory Employer Related Costs (MERC’s), Employment Insurance (EI), Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), and mandatory vacation pay (paid out at each pay period).
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 30 2022 ID: 64214