Volunteer & Career Opportunities

Albion Hills Community Farm is a non-profit farm that advances the understanding of local food and sustainable agriculture practices through farming, education, conservation and community partnerships. The farm is a place where students, teachers, farmers, community groups and families come together to learn about and participate in local food production in ways that serve the needs of growing near-urban communities. AHCF runs a CSA and Market Garden, a large community garden and offers various educational activities on site.

Always looking for prospective volunteers of all ages!

If you would like to get some fresh air while working in an idyllic setting, Albion Hills Community Farm is the place for you. As you help us weed, tend and harvest a wide range of vegetables, you will have the opportunity to learn about organic growing techniques from our Farm Manager Shannon.

Shannon is passionate about growing healthy food using sustainable techniques and enjoys sharing her expertise with those who share her enthusiasm. We are flexible about your volunteer hours and we should be able to fit in with your schedule; come for a couple of hours or all day!

Recruiting Now – Part-Time Office Manager (3 month contract)

We are hiring a part-time office manager to provide administrative support – this position is for a 3 month contract starting in September 2017. This position reports to the Board of Directors.

To apply for this position:
Please send your resume and cover letter or 3 minute video to: info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org by 5:00 pm on August 24th, 2017.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Office and Operations: Manage office and operations. Processing all incoming and outgoing mail – electronic and surface. Administrative support for all programs. Develop an operations manual by end of contract.
2. Communications: Ambassador, responsible for first line customer and stakeholder inquiries, including telephone, electronic & in-person. Manage and track inquiries, sales and correspondence/distribution of organizational materials. Manage promotions including electronic newsletters, web and social media. Develop a communications process by end of contract.
3. Volunteers: Help coordinate volunteers and set up a volunteer management system.
4. Events: Administrative support for organizational events and event logistics including attendance at farmers’ markets and other events.
5. Social Media administrator – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Website updating experience is a plus but not essential.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
 Fundamental to advanced knowledge of computer programs including but not limited to E mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Constant Contact and Website.
 Good analytical and problem solving skills
 Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, research and general administration
 Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff, Board members, membership, government officials and members of the public
 Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
 Ability to work in a rustic environment with flexible hours that includes some weekend and/or evening work. Some “work from home” is possible for the right candidiate

Minimum Qualifications:
College diploma or equivalent (preferred)
A minimum of three years’ experience preferably in a small organization
With some experience in the supervision of co-workers and volunteers
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Hours and Compensation:
Rate is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Contract is available for 15-20 hour per week from September 2017.
We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Harvest Workshare Opportunities in 2018

We are looking for people interested in a workshares in 2018, to help us on harvest day throughout our harvesting season. You need to be dedicated, energetic and hard-working, and able to commit to helping us bring in the harvest one day a week in exchange for a CSA share of fresh vegetables (value $600 for the season).

Click here to read a volunteer testimonial from 2014.

Summer Student Jobs in 2018

Details of summer student positions will be posted in January 2018.

Community Farm & Garden Internships for 2018

Position: Organic (uncertified) Farm Internship.

Type: Internship with Room, Board & Stipend

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

Farm life is hard yet rewarding work that you can love. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a positive can-do attitude who are comfortable working with others and also like spending time alone. It is important you have good communication and interpersonal skills – listening, questioning for understanding, expressing opinions in a constructive way and working as a team once the decisions have been made. We hope you are curious and want to learn and encourage you to share your ideas. The work is very long and hard, but it is also fun. Your enthusiasm and approach is as important, if not more important than, your experience.

You will be willing to sell at Farmers’ Markets and should be reasonably outgoing. A driver’s license and sense of humour are great assets!

For more information email your questions to: info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

High School Students

High School students interested in working Community Service Volunteer hours with us, please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Fields marked * must be filled.

 

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