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Urban Agriculture Garden Volunteer

 

Position Title:               Urban Agriculture Garden Volunteer

Department:                 Sustainability Office, Physical Resources

Job Type:                       Part-time, Limited Term

Length of Position:      Sept 2016 – Nov, 2016

Campus:                       Waterloo

Reports To:                   Coordinator: Outreach + Programs, Sustainability Office

 

This is a competitive student leadership volunteer opportunity for Wilfird Laurier University students.

Position Summary

The Urban Agriculture Garden Volunteer position is an approximate 3-6 hours per week commitment (plus training) for a Wilfrid Laurier University student with an interest in urban agriculture and sustainability. The position will work under the direction of the Young City Growers (YCG) Coordinator to prepare the CSA garden for fall harvest and the off season. The position will be primarily outdoors at the garden site on Laurier’s Northdale Campus (66 Hickory St. West).

Accountabilities

  • Attend training sessions with YCG Coordinator
  • Adminster proper soil care to the garden beds
  • Prepare garden beds for off season
  • Assist in fall harvests
  • Supervise a pop-up market table in the concourse once a week
  • Other duties as determined by the YCG Coordinator

 

Qualifications

  • Wilfrid Laurier University student with a genuine interest or passion in urban agriculture and sustainability
  • Previous experience in gardening/agriculture is an asset
  • Strong time management skills
  • Desire to work outdoors
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity and good judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Desire to advocate sustainable practices and initiatives

 

Commitments

  • Weekly: approximately 3-6 hrs, flexible
  • Periodic events and campaigns throughout the year (varies)
  • One training day each semester (weekday)

 

Benefits

  • Gain recognition on your Co-Curricular Record
  • Increase your knowledge of sustainability, local food, urban agriculture and community supported agriculture programming
  • Gain communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Gain skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Expand your resume with transferable skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Letters of reference for outstanding service
  • Contribute to meaningful sustainability improvements on campus

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Collaboration
  • Social Responsibility
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the address below indicating the position you’re applying for in the subject line by Sept. 30, 2016.

Tyler Plante, Coordinator: Outreach & Programs, Sustainability Office

tplante@wlu.ca

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