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Hiring – Garden Students

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Are you passionate about gardening, community engagement & fresh food? Then, have we got a job for you! Working under the Food Manager, the successful candidates will assist the Food Bank in growing produce for our neighbours and community food share partners.

Duties and Responsibilities- Work with existing volunteers to plant, water, weed and harvest community garden plots; record planting & harvest results; promote fresh food donations at community events—additional tasks as required within the Food Bank.

Requirements: Currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary school, returning to studies in the fall of 2023. Available from June 26th, 2023, until August 25th, 2023. Clear Criminal Reference Check with the vulnerable sector.

Knowledge & Skills: Confident gardening abilities. Sensitivity to and understanding of the experience of people with limited incomes. Strong customer service skills. Enthusiastic and outgoing – enjoy working with the public and community. Proven organizational skills. Good communicator. Punctual. Ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as within a team. Light to medium lifting will be required.

Job Location: Orangeville Food Bank at 3 Commerce Road, Edelbrock Center at 30 Centre Street, and other locations within Orangeville as needed.

Working hours: This position is based on a 35-hour week. Flexible work hours are required to fulfill the position’s obligations, and weekly schedules will be determined with the summer student and the Food Manager. Weekends may be necessary for outreach functions and events to promote the Orangeville Food Bank. The salary for this position is $ 15.00 per hour—the deadline to apply: is May 8th, 2023.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: or mail a copy to the address below. Orangeville Food Bank, 3 Commerce Road, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3X5

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