Assistant and or Trainer to the Edible Garden Project

(We Grow Food)

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Position ID: V-OSH0015
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Apr 2023

Opportunity Details: Assistant and or Trainer to the Edible Garden Project

Contact Carol Vandersanden, President, We Grow Food; Phone: 905-439-2527; Email:
  • Help paint wooden word murals with students
  • Help build raised garden beds
  • help plant garden beds
  • assist with workshops on seed saving
  • assist with followup visits to  gardens throughout the season
Benefits Working in the community to We Grow Food to teach about growing food to secure access to fresh food for hundreds of families
Clients Schools and Non Profit neighbourhoods
Ages 15 year(s) - 100 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Carpentry & Woodwork ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Harvesting Assistance ; Nature / Environment ; Seasonal Support (Fall) ; Seasonal Support (Spring) ; Seasonal Support (Summer)
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; also willing to participate in Train the Trainer for We Grow Food..... learning how to build, teach workshops, planting, maintaining a garden
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level Small Group - some smaller neighbourhood gardens ; Large Group - classes of students up to 28 ppl
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Dates and Times Our programs run mostly during the week with a few weekends. you can choose that dates that work for you.
Seasons Spring - very busy April May June.... building and planting ; Summer - Medium busy - follow up visits to all gardens once a month ; Fall - medium busy - follow up visit to all gardens once a month and closing gardens ; Through volunteering and train the trainer you can participate in learning to be support to all gardens we build
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; most of our work is done outdoors.
Location throughout Durham Region
Number of Positions Ajax ; Bowmanville ; Brock ; Cannington ; Courtice ; Durham Region ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Whitby 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; As a volunteer training is on going. If you wish to do train the trainer there are scheduled training sessions
Transportation Near public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required ; Transportation provided ; it is handy to have a access to a car but many of the locations are on public transit routes
Application Deadline 13 May 2023
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 13 May 2023

Agency Details: We Grow Food

Office Phone 905-439-2527
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Durham Region, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Carol Vandersanden 
366 Leslie St 
Oshawa, ON L1G 5H9

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