LifeCycles Summer Jobs

LifeCycles is thrilled to be hiring for two positions this summer. Both are linked and pasted below.

Event and Volunteer Coordinator

Youth Program Coordinator

Start Date: May 14
End Date: August 3

Hours per week: 30
Wage: $15/hr

APPLICATIONS DUE MIDNIGHT MAY 6th

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jenny@lifecyclesproject.ca

Funding for these position is provided by Canada Summer Jobs. Applicants must have recently been enrolled in full time studies and be expecting to return to full time studies in the coming year.

LifeCycles is an equal opportunity employer. LifeCycles celebrates diversity and actively seeks to understand and deconstruct hidden biases that unfairly privilege individuals and groups in the workplace and society. Applicants who would like to be considered for affirmative action are asked to mention this in their cover letter.

EVENT AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

LifeCycles is seeking a summer staff person to support the coordination of LifeCycles’ Street Feast event in late July, as well as support harvest coordination and volunteer training for the LifeCycles Fruit Tree Project.

This role will collaborate with several staff at LifeCycles to develop and carry out Street Feast in a well organized, inclusive and joyous way.  Street Feast is an event that celebrates community kitchens, food redistribution and local food in Victoria, by throwing a community feast to recognize the launch of another harvest season in Victoria.

As a support person for the Fruit Tree Project, the main tasks of this role will involve volunteering training, the coordination of volunteer training and odd jobs, which could include tasks like: sourcing boxes for our fruit picking or helping us sort historical data. For more information about LifeCycles and the Fruit Tree Project, visit: www.lifecyclesproject.ca

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate Street Feast Celebration

  • review event timeline and plan, and offer incites
  • contact media and do interviews
  • do outreach for event, and establish event collaborators and partners
  • support fundraising activities
  • finalize rentals, bookings and material sourcing
  • run several community kitchens in preparation for the event
  • recruit volunteer support, and coordinate roles amongst staff
  • carry out the event
  • report and evaluate on the success of the event

Volunteer training for the Fruit Tree Project

  • support the running of 2-3 volunteer orientations
  • run 20-30 individual volunteer trainings, to support volunteers to run fruit picks for the Fruit Tree Project
  • Coordinate with volunteers to organize trainings and ensure that they feel supported in their volunteer positions

Harvest Support

  • source boxes for the Fruit Tree Project’s fruit picks
  • organize volunteers to source boxes
  • help sort through and clean up historical data on fruit picks
  • support Harvest Coordinator and Program Manager in odd jobs
  • be on call for 4 weekends throughout July and August for volunteer support

YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

LifeCycles is seeking a summer staff person to support the development of summer internship and volunteer opportunities. The Youth Program Coordinator will collaborate with several staff at LifeCycles to develop a youth engagement program that meaningfully engages a group of committed youth in hands-on learning and work in: schoolyard gardens, community learning gardens, on local farms and in backyards across the region.

This position will be working collaboratively to support youth engagement in our Fruit Tree Project, Farm Gleaning Project, Growing Schools Program and Community Foods Program. For more information about LifeCycles and these programs, visit: www.lifecyclesproject.ca

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruit youth volunteers and interns to participate in LifeCycles programs

  • Collect youth contact information and keep youth up-to-date with opportunities to get involved
  • Support youth outreach and communication to target youth groups and organizations
  • Reach out to targeted communities and recruit participation in LifeCycles programs

Support the development of a 4 week youth urban agriculture internship

  • Working with LifeCycles staff team, develop curriculum for a 4 week urban agriculture internship program to run in July
  • Oversee the logistics and operation of urban agriculture internship program

Garden Maintenance

  • Support regular maintenance of Reynolds Secondary’s courtyard garden
  • Support installation and maintenance of FED/LifeCycles learning garden at downtown public library
  • Engage youth in work planting and maintaining these spaces

Support LifeCycles Youth Program Development and Evaluation

  • Track youth engagement
  • Distribute and compile results to surveys and evaluations
  • Compile results in a short report, to advise LifeCycles youth program development in the future

Support LifeCycles Program Implementation

  • Support LifeCycles staff in implementing Farm Gleaning, Fruit Tree Project, Growing Schools and Community Food Programs as needed

SKILLS & ABILITIES (Both Positions)

  • Ability to work with diverse perspectives and lived experiences to support inclusive environments
  • Experience with event coordination an asset
  • Ability to work in complex environments and manage multiple tasks
  • An outgoing personality, comfortable with public speaking and being a host
  • Experience with volunteer coordination an asset
  • Must have current drivers license