Warehouse & Harvest Support
Job ID: 9432
Start Date: June 29, 2020
Hours: 20 hours per week
Duties: - Following safety and COVD-19 protocols - Coordinate volunteers as necessary - Assist with coordination of the Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning Programs: - Liaising with homeowners and farmers - Communicating to volunteers the proper harvest procedures and protocol, - Recording and sorting the harvest - Provide Information on the Fruit Tree Program; register trees and sign up volunteers. - Pick up and distribute fruit and vegetables to partner organizations - Train new volunteers to harvest fruit and vegetables - Assess fruit trees and gardens for readiness to harvest - Provide farm labourer when needed - Delivery of fruits and vegetables (packing van, driving and delivering food to recipients) - Foster relationships with community partners through participation in community meetings in conjunction with members and staff as needed - Support our Food Share Emergency Food delivery programs: - Work in the warehouse in shipping and receiving - Work in the warehouse to pack food boxes and support volunteers to pack food boxes - Assist cook (as needed) - Other organizational tasks as required.
Requirements: - Candidates will work in our food hamper warehouse and/or on various farms and properties across the Comox Valley - There will be some heavy lifting of fresh food, supplies and equipment. (ability to lift 50-pounds multiple times) - Physical labour such as gardening, harvesting fruit and vegetables as well as distributing food is a major component of this job. - Casual and business attire required for appropriate activities. - Work hours will be 20 hours per week for 14 weeks or an equivalent number of hours, your schedule must be somewhat flexible to include Friday; evening and/or weekend hours as needed. - Valid driver’s license and comfort driving a van - Use of office equipment required; phone, photocopier, computers and software. - The worker will follow LUSH Valley Employment policies.
Company: Lush Valley Food Action Society
Contact: Maurita Prato
Notes: LUSH Valley is seeking community-minded, energetic individuals with a passion for local food systems to join our team this summer and fall. Interested candidates, please submit your cover letter and resume ASAP to Maurita Prato, Executive Director via email. (Maurita@lushvalley.org) No phone calls or printed deliveries, please. LUSH Valley believes in diversity, employment equity and social justice. We encourage applications from all community members but would be especially interested in receiving them from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with a disability, LGBTQ people, and members of marginalized communities. NOTE: LUSH Valley is grateful to receive all applications. Unfortunately, we can only contact shortlisted candidates.