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.

 

Now Hiring!

 

2019 Allotment Garden Part-time Coordinator

March 2019
Albion Hills Community Farm (AHCF) Allotment Gardens were established in 2011. Initially,
grants paid for a part-time coordinator to manage set-up, maintenance and member education.
When the grants were no longer available, the coordination was handled by volunteers.
Allotment gardeners working as volunteers have always been essential. In 2018, the AHCF Board
approved the creation of a paid part-time position to support the growing number of Allotment
gardeners and expansion of the area under cultivation.
Hourly wage: $14.00/hour
Hours per week: 15
Availability: Flexible days and hours, may include some evenings and weekends depending on
events/workshops.
Start date: Apr 29 or May 6, 2019
End date: Aug 30 or Sep 6, 2019
Please send a cover letter and current résumé to
info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org
by April 15, 2019
Functions:
1. The AHCF AG Coordinator will be responsible to the AHCF Board of Directors for the site
operations of the Allotment Gardens and member communication.
2. The AHCF AG Coordinator will supervise volunteers and liaise with other AHCF staff.
Organizational Relationship:
Reports and is responsible to the AHCF Board of Directors but under the overall authority of the
Site Coordinator.
Duties:
• Perform administrative tasks such as facilitating meetings and preparing reports.
• Organize and participate in monthly AHCF Board of Director meetings.
• Perform common area upkeep and maintenance of Allotment Gardens (eg, mowing grass).
• Monitor and manage allotment garden membership including agreements and fees.
2019 Allotment Garden Part-time Coordinator
March 2019
• Manage electronic communication platforms including various social media and email lists.
• Plan and organize workshops, events and coordinate AG volunteer involvement.
• Be an information resource for gardening and related topics for the AG community.
Qualifications:
Required:
• Experience with AHCF or coordinating another similar community garden project.
• Experience working with non-profit organizations.
• Demonstrated knowledge about gardening.
• Ability to self-motivate, work independently and delegate tasks.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering positive community atmosphere.
• Ability to perform moderate physical labour.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and follow through as a group leader.
• Good written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other related office software.
• Personal transportation.
Preferred:
• Extensive experience with organic gardening
• Demonstrated experience with event coordination
• Experience working with volunteers.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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