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2020 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR JOB POSTING

Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: The Sharing Farm Society
Location: Lower Mainland/Richmond, BC

THE SHARING FARM SOCIETY, RICHMOND B.C.

Background

The Sharing Farm (TSF) is a not-for-profit community farm that grows organic vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. This is a seasonal position from 24 Mar to 8 Nov, averaging 35 hours a week, Thursday - Sunday. This position will require a willingness to work some longer weeks and some shorter weeks, depending on 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 western 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 (tasks to be decided by the Field Manager)
  • Lead one or two Corporate Volunteering sessions per week (tasks to be decided by the Field Manager)
  • Run TSF Sunday Farmers Markets from June-Sep (approx. 20 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 (November)
  • Prepare a snack (salad, crackers, cookies etc.) for two of the weekly volunteer sessions
  • Be responsible for maintaining farm and community kitchen spaces after volunteer use

Qualifications:

  • 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-organized with good record keeping skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be available on weekends and some evenings
  • Desirable: experience preparing food for groups

Salary: $18 per hour

35 hour work week, must be available weekends.

Application deadline: 18th November, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and a cover letter to:

Assistant Director: Leslie Williams
leslie@sharingfarm.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 4 2019    ID: 55106