Thursday, 23 August 2012


 We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the following work study position (10 hrs/week):
Volunteer and Production Coordinator for The Orchard Garden (TOG)

If you meet the following qualifications, please send a cover letter detailing your interest and experience to: 
no later than Fri. August 31, 2012!
This position is responsible for market garden production at TOG with a focus on engaging volunteers to help accomplish garden goals. S/he works closely with the Marketing and Production Coordinator and other members of the TOG team to accomplish these goals.            

  • Work with the Marketing and Production Coordinator to determine production goals and develop strategies to accomplish them
  • Recruit student volunteers early in the fall term and coordinate regular volunteer sessions to accomplish garden tasks
  • Participate with the larger Orchard Garden team by helping set the organization’s agenda and goals for the coming months and reporting on status of previously identified goals
  • Facilitate hands-on learning experiences for volunteers - that connect with course material in LFS programs
  • Manage the Volunteer Coordinator e-mail account (
  • Facilitate a transition and training period for the next Volunteer and Production Coordinator

  • 2nd or 3rd year (ideal) undergraduate student who is passionate about food, community, and learning
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Self-directed, flexible, and has a willingness to learn
  • Some previous experience growing food is an asset but not required

Student Learning Components

  • Development of professional communication skills
  • Development of task management skills
  • Development of volunteer management skills
  • Networking with the wider student, staff, and faculty community through events and meetings.
  • Experience in community-engaged decision making at UBC

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