Community Garden Coordinator

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Position description: 

The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is overseeing a garden plot in South Burnaby to grow, harvest and share local food in South Burnaby. Many of the foods grown are brought back to the Neighbourhood House and incorporated into their food programs, or given out to those individuals who are looking for access to food.

We are looking for someone who has the passion for gardening, and who has a strong interest Food Security. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with staff and a committee to plan planting projects, maintenance of the garden, and food distribution plan. 


• Organizing, planning and implementing garden plans

• Mobilizing and coordinating existing volunteers for gardening projects

• Scheduling volunteers to varies duties (e.g. – planting, watering, weeding, supply sourcing, transporting crops, etc.)

• Facilitate meaningful volunteer experiences

• Maintaining volunteer records 

Skills and Experience: 

• Knowledge and demonstrated commitment to the connection between gardening, health and the environment; knowledge of local food security issues

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Ability to lead and work in a Committee.
  • Some gardening knowledge.
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Additional Information: 

All volunteer need to complete the following:

  • Completed volunteer application form
  • Cleared Provincial criminal check (completed with the organization and free for volunteers).
  • Interview
  • Volunteer orientation and signed Policy Agreements
How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Janice Ho
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Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Environment & Animals
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
13 Dec 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Burnaby Region Allotment Gardens Association
7487 Meadow Avenue (Plot #256)
Burnaby, BC V5J 4Z2
Last Updated: December 13, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: August 30, 2023