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Position: Volunteer Coordinator & Field Assistant
Type: full time, March 1 to Nov 1, 2019
Organization: The Sharing Farm
Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Background

The Sharing Farm is a not-for-profit community farm that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for coverage during maternity leave for our Volunteer Coordinator, as well as an assistant for our Field Manager. We are combining these two positions to create a full time position. This is a seasonal position from 1 Mar to 1 Nov, averaging 40 hours a week, Wednesday–Sunday. This position will require a willingness to work some longer weeks and some shorter weeks, depending on the job demands.

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 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, car, or bicycle.

For more information about the Sharing Farm please visit http://www.sharingfarm.ca

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead three regular drop-in volunteering sessions per week

  • Lead one or two Corporate Volunteering sessions per week

  • Run TSF Sunday Farmers Markets from June-Nov (approx. 17 markets)

  • Assist the Field Manager with field preparation, field maintenance, crop development, crop harvest, and post-harvest handling

  • Coordinate Volunteers for the Richmond Garlic Festival, our annual fundraiser (August)

  • Host volunteer appreciation event at the end of the year (October)

  • Prepare a snack (salad, crackers, cookies etc.) at the end of two of the weekly volunteer sessions

  • Be responsible for maintaining farm and community kitchen spaces after volunteer use

Qualifications:

  • Be comfortable working with people from all kinds of backgrounds and abilities

  • Experience in organic farming, gardening or other related work

  • Self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team environment, good communication skills

  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather

  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers

  • Well-organised with good record keeping skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Be available on weekends (days off will be Monday and Tuesday) and a few evenings in July and August

  • Desirable: experience preparing food for groups

Salary: $18 per hour

40 hour work week, must be available weekends.

Application deadline: 16th November

Please submit resume and a cover letter to:

Leslie Williams, Farm Administrator
leslie@sharingfarm.ca


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 16 2018    ID: 48851