Missouri – EarthDance Farm hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ferguson, Missouri

Position Description: Volunteer Coordinator

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking applicants for the AmeriCorps position of Volunteer Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will build the capacity of EarthDance through the exploration of available community volunteer support, improvement of the organization’s ability to train, track, and appreciate volunteers, and continual commitment to maintain highly effective volunteer management practices.

The position will begin in July 2018. AmeriCorps positions entail a 12-month commitment, but may become a full-time permanent position pending funding and organizational need.

Organization: EarthDance

Mission: EarthDance sustainably grows food, farmers, and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: EarthDance Organic Farm School, 233 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

Hours: 40 hours/week

Job Description Summary:

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator’s time will be spent on the farm, leading farm tours and volunteer crews; in the office scheduling, tracking and strategizing; and in the community, recruiting volunteers and communicating with partner organizations.

The Volunteer Coordinator will:

-Develop EarthDance’s volunteer management system

-Coordinate volunteer activities on the farm and at special events

-Follow up with volunteer groups and individuals to build lasting volunteer relationships

-Create documents and databases, and establish protocols for recruiting, training, and retaining and tracking volunteers

-Research best practices for volunteer management

-Implement new procedures

-Write a monthly Volunteer Newsletter

-Promote, schedule, and lead private farm tours

-Coordinate with EarthDance staff to determine the organization’s volunteer needs for on farm and special events

-Update the volunteer management manual of procedures and documents to serve as training materials for future staff members Continue reading

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Brookwood Community Farm hiring Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Milton, Massachusetts

Education and Volunteer Coordinator at Brookwood Community Farm

About the Farm

Brookwood Community Farm is a 6-acre non-profit working farm located just outside of Boston in Milton, MA. We grow vegetables and flowers for a 200-member CSA using organic methods, attend a weekly farmer’s market, and participate in a variety of food access programs such as food pantry donations. While Brookwood is primarily a production farm, our mission is to connect people to food and farming opportunities. One way we do this is by offering regular volunteer and educational opportunities for our farm members as well as groups and individuals from Boston and the surrounding communities. We are also committed to increasing access to local, organic foods in underserved communities.

Description of Position

The seasonal, part-time Education and Volunteer Coordinator will provide leadership and supervision to farm visitors of all ages and backgrounds and support the implementation of education programming.  We are looking for someone who is really excited about farm-based education and can contribute to the growth of the educational and community-building opportunities at Brookwood.

This position will average 20 hours per week, beginning in the end of March and stretching until the end of October. Actual hours per week may vary based on the time of the season and number of visiting groups. Some of the work will be done outdoors on the farm, while administrative work must be completed in a home office. Overall the job is split pretty evenly between outdoor work running programs and leading volunteers while the other half is administrative work such as communicating with visiting groups and volunteers, planning programs, and data entry. Compensation is $13/hour plus produce from the farm.
Responsibilities
  • Independently lead educational programming including farm tours, fieldwork, and lessons for visitors of all ages (preschool through senior citizen)
  • Supervise individual volunteers during set volunteer hours
  • Manage communication with volunteers and visiting groups
  • Conduct outreach for volunteer and education programs
  • Maintain a small learning garden
  • Update materials for programming, such as activities and handouts
  • Enhance the farm’s capacity to serve as a learning tool (i.e. introduce more signage)
  • Train and supervise others to assist in leading educational and volunteer groups
  • Assist with farm member events such as monthly potlucks

Qualifications

  • Be passionate about food, plants, and farm-based education
  • Love working with people and have an awesome interpersonal and communication skills
  • Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline preferred
  • Have some experience with sustainable agriculture or gardening
  • Experience working with volunteers with all ages
  • Be able to work independently
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Be comfortable performing office tasks such as email, basic website maintenance, and Excel data entry
  • The ability to be flexible with both schedule and day-to-day tasks. You also must be able to work Saturday mornings
  • Must be comfortable working in both outdoor and non-traditional office settings
 To Apply

More information about the farm, visit our website, http://www.brookwoodcommunityfarm.org.

 To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to the Susan DeMinico, Executive Director of Brookwood Community Farm atsusan@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org

Food Gatherers hiring Volunteer Coordinator

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Food Gatherers has an opening for a Volunteer Coordinator. 
The Volunteer Coordinator position will provide training and direct supervision of volunteers assigned to various tasks at our warehouse, garden and community kitchen. Individuals applying should be comfortable directing large groups in complex tasks, able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to provide excellent customer service. This position requires working some evenings and weekends, lifting up to 50lbs and will need to become ServSafe (food safety) certified within 6 months of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with volunteer coordination and/or foodservice experience. This is a full-time position.
Interested candidates should apply by 5pm on Friday, April 18th.  To apply, please send Brian Weemhoff (brian@foodgatherers.org) your current resume and a cover letter which includes answers to the following questions:
1. What does great customer service look like to you and how do you provide it in your current work?
2. What types of strategies do you use for effective multitasking?
3. What would make you a great Volunteer Coordinator at Food Gatherers?
See the full job description here: Food Gatherers Volunteer Coordinator

Brookwood Community Farm hiring Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Milton, Massachusetts

Education and Volunteer Coordinator at Brookwood Community Farm

About the Farm

Brookwood Community Farm is a 6-acre non-profit working farm located just outside of Boston in Milton, Mass. We grow organic vegetables and flowers for a 200-member CSA, a weekly farmer’s market, and a variety of food access programs such as food pantry donations. While Brookwood is primarily a production farm, our mission is to connect people to food and farming opportunities. One way we do this is by offering regular volunteer and educational opportunities for our farm members as well as groups and individuals from Boston and the surrounding communities. We are also committed to increasing access to local, organic foods in underserved communities.

Description of Position

The seasonal, part-time Education and Volunteer Coordinator will provide leadership and supervision to farm visitors of all ages and backgrounds and support the development and implementation of education programming.  We are looking for someone who is really excited about farm-based education and can contribute to the growth of the educational and community-building opportunities at Brookwood.

This position will average 20 hours per week, beginning in the middle of March and stretching until the end of October. Actual hours per week may vary based on the time of the season and number of visiting groups. Some of the work will be done outdoors on the farm, while administrative work must be completed in a home office. Overall the job is split pretty evenly between outdoor work running programs and leading volunteers while the other half is administrative work such as communicating with visiting groups and volunteers, planning programs, and data entry. Compensation is $13/hour plus produce from the farm.

Responsibilities

• Independently lead educational programming including farm tours, fieldwork, and lessons for visitors of all ages (preschool through senior citizen)

• Supervise individual volunteers during set volunteer hours

• Manage communication with volunteers and visiting groups

• Conduct outreach for volunteer and education programs

• Maintain a small learning garden

• Develop new materials for programming, such as activities and handouts

• Enhance the farm’s capacity to serve as a learning tool (i.e. introduce more signage)

• Train and supervise others to assist in leading educational and volunteer groups

• Assist with farm member events such as monthly potlucks

Qualifications

• Be passionate about food, plants, and farm-based education

• Love working with people and have an awesome interpersonal and communication skills Continue reading