Volunteer opportunity posted by: Cultivate Toronto
Posted on: January 22, 2013
Cultivate Toronto is a registered not-for-profit organization with the goal of turning Toronto's front and back yards into a sustainable source of fresh, organic food for its urban inhabitants. Fuelled by a passion for healthy living, local produce, and environmental responsibility, we hope to contribute to sustainable urban living by providing the freshest, tastiest, urban-grown produce to GTA residents. We hope to improve access to local organic food, foster leadership and education, and engage and connect the community in the rediscovery of local food. Our backyard Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program is an innovative adaptation of the increasingly popular CSA model for alternative agriculture, and part of a greater movement towards access to safe, local food. We are a fun and ambitious group and are looking for new volunteers to join the Cultivate Toronto team.
The Garden Operations Manager is the driving force behind Cultivate Toronto's urban CSA program. Each growing season, the Garden Operations Manager is responsible for designing and implementing the farm plan, overseeing the growing of food in 15 mixed vegetable market gardens, and working closely with the board of directors and executive team to determine the overall operations strategy. This is a part-time volunteer position with a year-round workload that peaks during the spring and summer months with a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours per week.
The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who works well as part of a team and is looking for a chance to develop their leadership and management experience. Also:
If this position sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume as a single document (Word or PDF) by e-mail to andrea(at)cultivatetoronto.com. Please use the title of the position you are applying for as the subject line and mention where you saw the job posting in your cover letter.