Facebook: The Backyard Farm & Market at Erin Mills
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
The Backyard Farm and Market is currently in search of Volunteer Coordinators who will work closely with the Market Director and Market Team to further develop market outreach strategies and support/recruit volunteers and vendors for the market. The Backyard Farm is a Mississauga based non-profit organization that relies on the commitment and engagement of its volunteers in the community.
One day a week and / or some Sat mornings (9-1pm) during the growing season May-Oct.
Team meetings as needed (once a month or so)
Help solicit, interview, support and coordinate volunteers to work for the market
Helping deliver and build capacity for the Backyard’s community programs (Farmers’ Market, Market day music, Healthy Eating Eco-Kitchen on Market day, Community Gardens)
Ensure the safety of all new and returning volunteers through the Backyard Farm and Market’s Safety Orientation Program
Coordinate with Market Management to organize a volunteer team for specific tasks and events
Make sure all required volunteer information (contact information, emergency contact information, safety forms, media release forms) are accounted for and kept confidential
Track and coordinate site work in accordance to work plans and Market needs
Communicate significant issues (health and safety issues, farm and community issues) that happen promptly to Backyard community development mentor
Communicate successes and challenges of the role and work to The Backyard team
Participate in planning and implementing a volunteer appreciation event in October
Developed communication and organization skills
Passionate about fostering connection with vendors, community members and volunteers
WHMIS/First Aid Training (Current)
Long term interest in project strategy and planning
Connect with a dedicated team of organic food lovers and growers
Access to healthy food (sometimes free for volunteers) plus a discount at the market
Training and leadership development opportunities (team building, organic farming and gardening, entrepreneurship, marketing, nutrition, community development)
Contribute to your community
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GoodWork ID: 41332 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 13 2017