“Food from Home = Food for Home (FFH)² is a sub-project of "The Art of Soil Collective" which supports community, healthy soil and creative engagement of all kinds in the service of ecological-social justice and healing.”
We are looking for volunteers to work alongside us in creating a beautiful, bountiful and inspiring community project: Food from Home = Food for Home. Applicants need to have a genuine interest/action towards the concrete work of anti-racism/humanizing relations, environmental stewardship, and food justice in an urban setting.
“We especially love to welcome volunteers and allies of BIPOC communities new to Guelph & Wellington County.”
Positions available include:
- Student Horticultural Volunteer
- Social Media Assistant
- General Farm Volunteer
- Grant Writer
Student Horticultural Volunteer
This volunteer position is for someone who has a keen interest in learning about growing food, flowers, and medicine through hands-on horticultural experiences. This position includes physically intensive labour such as weeding and moving soil & compost with shovels and wheelbarrows. 6 positions to fill.
Location: 100 Westmount Road, “The Youth Farm”, See map below. Accessible by public transport, (Route 3)
- Planting, weeding, watering, filling the rain barrels, helping to manage bugs and pests through physical and organic (non-toxic) means, cutting the grass, picking vegetables, weighing the vegetables, laying down cardboard to kill weeds, working alongside (FFH)2 Participants in our urban farm space, keeping our structures and perimeters clean and clear of weeds, seed saving.
- Moving materials such as water, compost, and other items around the farm space
- Assisting with horticultural activities such as seeding production and plant care.
Commitment: Short Term to Long Term (2 months minimum): Between May 01 and October 31st. 2-4 hours per week.
Contact: email@example.com Dr. Karen Houle.
Social Media Volunteer
This position is for someone who has a great interest in working with us on our social media platforms for outreach and maximizing community involvement & engagement, and getting the word about about this kind of local eco-justice project. Previous Social Media and/or Media design (such as Canva) experience is an asset. This position encompasses a variety of tasks (see below).
2 positions to fill.
Location: our project (the small urban organic farm) is located at 100 Westmount Road, “The Youth Farm”, See map below. Accessible by public transport, (Route 3). Social media volunteers will be expected to visit the farm to take photos, do snapshot interviews, etc. on a regular basis.
- Taking & editing photos, collecting & editing photos from members, providing relevant and timely posts on our socials, Designing, and writing posts and stories, assisting with community engagement tasks such as online polls and Q/As working alongside our FFH2 Participants.
- Assisting with media-related administration such as distributing and collecting Media consent forms.
- Outreach and communication with like-minded groups in the City-County, and around the globe!
- Be willing to learn and participate in all orientation, training programs, and community meetings/get togethers.
- Communicate with FFH2 team members regularly, don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Short Term (2- 4 months) ; Medium Term (4-6 months, during the growing season) ; Long Term (up to 1 year)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Karen Houle, please find more information about this project here.