Young Urban Farmer

(Camp Couchiching, Rama, Camp Couchiching Headquarters)

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Position ID: V-ORI0480 Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactEmily Wilson, Special Projects Coordinator, Camp Couchiching; Phone: 705-325-3428; Email:
Duties-Grow food at multiple urban garden sites in Orillia 
-Learn skills at local farms by working alongside sustainable farmers 
-Attend farmers' markets as a vendor 
-Create value-added products from garden produce
BenefitsCamp Couchiching Community Initiative works with local youth to gain employment skills, learn about sustainable food systems and have fun being active outdoors! Volunteer participants in our young urban farmer program are eligible for honorariums based on what they give back to the community. Youth volunteers get to work with established farmers and community gardeners, producing healthy food and learning about all aspects of the food system.
Ages13 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForYouth (12-18) ; Highschool students
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Nature / Environment ; Youth & Activity Camp Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthOur program runs once a week throughout the year and volunteer participants will get the most out of their experience if they come regularly. However, we understand that not everyone is available each week, and are happy to accommodate different schedules.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Number of PositionsOrillia: 8 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 4 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Transportation provided - On a case by case basis
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Organization NameCamp Couchiching, Rama, Camp Couchiching Headquarters
Office Phone705-325-3428
Address & Map
Camp Couchiching Office
3990 Longford Mills Rd
Longford Mills, ON
Canada L0K 1L0
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