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Garden Advisors

Youth in Food Systems

   About the Position

This summer, Youth in Food Systems and Nurture are running a youth-led school garden program, and we are looking for adults with knowledge and experience in food production to act as Advisors!

Our 16 school teams (each with 3-4 youth aged 12-19) will benefit greatly from having a wider network of folks to assist with troubleshooting challenges and creating innovative solutions in their gardens this summer. These Advisors should be confident working as an adult ally with these teams on at least one distinct area of substantial knowledge.

The Advisor role is a volunteer position in the project. In an effort to recognize the time and effort contributed by Advisors, small tokens of appreciation will be available in the form of gift cards for local businesses in Waterloo Region.

Are you interested in empowering youth to become skilled and passionate leaders in local food production? We would love to hear from you!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Environment, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Facilitation and Training, Verbal Communication, Motivate Others, Decision-Making/Prioritizing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Optional attendance at youth trainings on June 1 and/or June 8 to meet the youth teams you'll be assisting.

One-to-one call with a staff member to review and chat through all the details.
Working Conditions:
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Start Date:2024-06-24
End Date:2024-08-30
You will have an opportunity to outline your availability when signing up. There is considerable flexibility!

This role is on an "as needed" basis. The youth teams will have access to a database of Advisors to use when encountering a particular challenge in the garden. You may be "called on" every week, or perhaps not at all - depending on your availability and expressed knowledge area(s).

   Contact Information
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Rayna Almas
12 Dupont St. W. Waterloo, N2L 2X6
Kitchener,Township of Woolwich,Waterloo,Cambridge,Virtual
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