Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities



The Community Chef will work with staff and volunteers to plan, cook and serve food for our community meals, our weekly Good Food Market and special events. Our twice-weekly free community meal reaches over 150 vulnerable people each day and the proceeds from our

Specific skills and experience required: 3-5 years of experience cooking healthy meals for large groups, Passion for education and knowledge sharing with participants from diverse backgrounds (youth, seniors, vulnerable individuals, etc.), experience training and managing kitchen teams and/or volunteers, capacity for effective and collaborative teamwork and comfort in a diverse community environment, creativity and flexibility with menus based on available and in-season food, strong communication skills in both English and French (please indicate your capacity in both English and French in your cover letter), experience working with vulnerable communities, understanding of food systems and food security issue, Experience ordering food and managing inventory and a budget, experience with business management an asset, MAPAQ certification an asset

Working conditions: Salary: $19/hr, 28 hrs/week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday with the possibility of a few evening and/or Saturdays; possibility of expansion into full time position. Contract begins as soon as possible (April 2017)

To apply; Please drop off or email a cover letter and your CV in a single document (either Word or PDF) to Marguerite Kinfack at:
Please indicate your capacity to communicate in English and French in your cover letter. Applications will be read as they are received, so we recommend that candidates submit as early as possible. Applications received after Sunday April 9, 2017 at midnight may not be considered


We have recently merged with two other local community organizations and are undergoing a rebranding process. The Communications Coordinator Position is responsible for developing and leading the organization’s communications strategy. Working closely with the Depot’s senior management team and program coordinators, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic communications plan, as well as coordinating both internal and external communications activities.

Specific skills and experience required: Previous experience managing or coordinating communications, document design and proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, excellent written communication skills in both French and English, strong verbal communication skills in both French and English, experience working with community organizations, interest in food systems and food security issues, experience with capital and fundraising campaigns, an asset. Working conditions: Salary: $19/hr plus benefits, full time, 35 hrs/week, contract begins May 7th, 2017

To apply please drop off or email a cover letter, your CV and two or three samples of your previous work (document design, flyer design, poster design, etc.) in a single document to Marguerite Kinfack at by April 17th , 2017 at 9am


Abbondanza Farm is located in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec near Mansonville. It is a small but extremely diverse farm that offers the opportunity to learn about many aspects of food production and sustainable living. All of the work here is based on the belief that we need to protect our agricultural heritage and get people involved in building a strong local food system. I manage the weekly Farmers Market in our town, where we sell our produce.

Qualifications: Interested in small-scale organic agriculture, has had some previous farm experience, is a good team worker, is responsible, and positive-minded, really likes the physical work, is good at prioritizing and completing tasks, enjoys communicating with the public, is open to learning.

You will have your own room either in the house or in a cabin, all meals are cooked and eaten together. It is a 5 day work week that will include some Saturdays and Sundays, the season runs from April to October, you will have a week off during the season, you will receive a monthly stipend based on your experience and a bonus for completing the season

Please reply by email at:

Urban Seedling Internship 2017

Positions: Interns: (1) Plant Production/Greenhouse, (2) Vegetable Garden Installation/Maintenance, (3) Horticulture and Landscaping
Type: volunteer

Urban Seedling is proud to offer, for our 2017 season, an in depth internship in urban agriculture, horticulture and landscaping to recent graduates in the horticulture/landscaping \floristry fields. The Internships are open to students in Horticulture, Landscaping and Agriculture as well as students in Environmental studies* and Geography*.
The application deadline for the period of May 1st to June 30th is April 14th
The application deadline for the period of July 31st to September 15th is July 14th

Please include a recent CV (by email as well as a physical copy for our records) and a letter of motivation detailing your interest and experience (where applicable) in urban agriculture. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Tereska Gesing, Owner, Master Gardener

 Urban Seedling Volunteer

We are looking for passionate gardeners to come and get your hands dirty in the greenhouse and our demonstration gardens.

If you want to swing by for an hour and see what needs to be done that day or drop by over your lunch break and weed the garden, no problem! Give us a call and swing by whenever you get the chance.
If you have more time to spare we have started the “Urban Seedling Dollar” exchange. It requires a 3 hour minimum per session, but you can stay as long as you’d like. These hours will give you “Urban Seedling Dollars” that you can spend in our garden centre and greenhouse.

The greenhouse work starts in April and involves help with transplanting, fertilizing and pest management as well as general help around our gardens, greenhouse and garden centre.

If you are interested in helping out please contact Urban Seedling at the address below. Include your name, phone number, experience and what level of volunteering you are interested in as well as an idea of what dates you are available for. We will call you for a short phone interview to make sure your skills are put to the best use.
Jocelyne Bourgeois
Greenhouse Manager

Organic Farm Assistant

Position: Part-time Farm Assistant
Organization: Rock’s End Farm
Location: Cantley, Quebec (20-minute drive from downtown Ottawa) *Accommodation available.

Previous experience working on a farm is an asset, but not required. We require a commitment from May 15 – August 30 but will give preference to somebody who can continue to work until mid-October. Time off within this period is possible but must be negotiated to fit outside of key work periods. There will be a minimum of 8-12 hours per week that will be paid at the rate of $11.25 – $13.50 per hour depending on your skills and previous experience. We will provide full training for all of the tasks that we expect of you and can provide mentoring and off-farm learning opportunities for aspiring farmers. Your main tasks will include: Grazing assistance (rotational grazing), livestock care, composting, haying, general farm maintenance including fence and outbuilding construction and repair

To apply:
Get in touch. Let us know about your previous relevant experiences including any experience you may have with: farming, livestock, machinery, construction, physical labour, outdoor labour. Let us know what in particular interests you about this position and what you’d like to get out of it.

Erin Krekoski
Rock’s End Farm
Phone: 819-775-8132
email: erin[at]RocksEndFarm[dot]ca

Naturally Grown Farm & Greenhouse Work-Stay

Position: Naturally grown farm work-stay / volunteer
Type: volunteer position with accommodation, food, weekly salary
Organization: BERNIE’S GREENS/Bern’ail
Location: Très-Saint-Rédempteur, west of Montreal, Quebec

Seeking someone to work with me from beginning of April until the end of October.

Job Description: A lot of weeding, transplanting, harvesting, preparing veggies for the markets, seeding, fertilizing, soil preparation for beds and all other aspects of vegetable production.

Requirements: Someone that likes to work physically , and outdoors (45-50 hours per week), must be a clean living person ( no smoking in the house ), does not have any dependencies to alcohol or to drugs, open minded and flexible for listening and for learning technics and method, must be autonomous – work with no or little supervision, must be reliable and stay for the entire season (beginning of April until the end of October)

Contact to set up an interview:

Semis Urbains à L’Embauche! 3 positions disponibles

Installateur/trice de potagers biologiques

Qui est l’installateur/trice de potagers biologiques chez Semis Urbains?
Ils sont des personnes qui aiment le plein air et le travail physique. Ils ont de l’expérience dans des postes qui demandent une force physique telles l’agriculture intensive ou la plantation d’arbres. Ce sont des gens de bonne forme physique avec un amour et des connaissances en culture potagère, et apprécient particulièrement une bonne salade de kale et un sauté de bette à  carde. Les installateur/tices n’ont pas peur des obstacles, et possèdent une autonomie et une maturité dans leurs actions. Leurs tâches sont l’installation, l’entretien et la plantation de délicieux jardins potagers. Ils doivent posséder un permis de conduire valide. Les installateur/trices travaillent 40 heures  par semaine débutant à la mi-avril avec la plantation printanière.

Envoyez votre curriculum vitae et lettre de présentation à Tereska Gesing

Assistante aux travaux serricoles

Qui est une assisante aux travaux serricoles chez Semis Urbains?
Ils sont des personnes avec une passion pour culture potagère. Ils son des individus compétents et qualifiés qui ont de l’expérience en production de semis et dans la gestion de serres.  L’assistantes sont des individus qui aiment être dans le jardin et enseigne aux autres des astuces jardinières, ils possèdent donc de l’expérience en animation et la mise sur pied d’ateliers. Ils adorent des opportunités d’utiliser le bilinguisme pour partager leur amour des plantes avec les autres et  se démarquent dans la vente et le service à la clientèle. L’assistantes travaillent 40 heures semaines et ont un permis de conduire valide. Leur poste est unique, car leurs tâches assignées par le gérant varient durant la journée. Les assistantes aux travaux serricoles sont des individus avec une capacité d’adaptation qui profitent des opportunités présentées.

Envoyez votre curriculum vitae et lettre de présentation à Tereska Gesing


Qui est une hoticulteur/trice chez Semis Urbains?

Ils sont des personnes avec précises et intentionnées. Ils ont des connaissances en plantes ornementales et comestibles, les méthodes de potagers biologiques,  et ont fait des études en horticulture en plus d’avoir travaillé un minimum de deux saisons. Un permis de conduire valide est une nécessité. Ayant certaines compétences clés comme élaboration de plan de jardin,  la gestion des clients et un talent pour le service à la clientèle dans les deux langues. Leur précision et leur attention portée aux petits détails préconisent qu’elles soient exceptionnelles dans l’entretien et la conservation d’un espace de travail propre. Les horticulteur/trices travaillent 40 heures par semaine en fournissant un service de design personnaliser pour leurs clients en plus de l’achat  et l’approvisionnement de matériaux nécessaire. Les horticulteur/trices travaillent principalement de façon indépendante ainsi ils sont des travailleurs autonomes avec une pensée créative.

Envoyez votre curriculum vitae et lettre de présentation à Tereska Gesing

Aménagement paysager

Qui est une  paysagiste chez Semis Urbains?
Ils sont des travailleurs forts et précis. Les paysagistes Semis Urbains transforment les cours des Montréalais dans des espaces beaux et fonctionnels. Ils ont un minimum de cinq années d’expérience en excavation, pavé uni et la construction de mur de rétention. Ils ont un permis de conduire valide et travaillent 40 heures semaines dans des projets d’aménagements paysagers. Ils sont bilingues et possèdent un talent pour le service à la clientèle. Les paysagistes s’occupent de charger leurs camions et entretenir leur espace de travail, et n’apprécient pas que les coéquipiers ne respectent pas l’espace de travail. Ils aiment l’ordre et sont énergétiques et robustes.

Envoyez votre curriculum vitae et lettre de présentation à Tereska Gesing


Recipes from Our Community: Seeking Volunteers

Recipes from our community is a series of volunteer-led cooking workshops that was launched in February 2016. These workshop create a space where people from our community can share and exchange cooking skills.

The Roulant is seeking new volunteers that would like to share their cooking skills while co-leading a workshop in this series with the guidance of kitchen co-manager Karine. No prior experience is required.

For more information click here.

Volunteer with The People’s Potato

The People`s Potato lunch service has resumed for the fall semester.
If you are around Concordia and you have a bit of time to spare, your help would be greatly appreciated either for cooking, serving or cleaning. Please remember due to health and safety standards flip flops and tank tops are not allowed in the kitchen.

The People`s potato is located on the 7th floor, 1455 de Maisonneuve West.


Volunteer with your local ECO-QUARTIERS

Get involved with your local eco-quartier! There are always lots of interesting volunteer opportunities in the summer. Plus, they often have free give-aways and discounts for ecological products.





Volunteer with CAMPUS POTAGER

Come volunteer with Campus Potager, the student initiative responsible for revitalizing underutilized downtown spaces into vibrant, edible gardens! People of all ages, experiences, and disciplines are welcome! To get even more involved, come to our weekly meetings (dates/times posted on Facebook page) to meet the team and find your niche.

For more information, request to join our Facebook group Campus Potager Volunteers or email us at



 Parole Dexclues

1.    Un(e) Coordonnateur-trice du système alimentaire pour tous,

        dont le mandat s’articule autour de trois priorités :

  1. Le développement stratégique et la pérennité du système alimentaire ;
  2. La gestion des opérations et des ressources humaines ;
  3. La gestion administrative et financière.

 2.  Un(e) chargéE de mobilisation – pour l’accès à l’alimentation,

dont le mandat s’articule autour de deux priorités :

  1. La mobilisation des citoyens, des membres de comités et des partenaires;
  2. La gestion et l’administration.

Vous pouvez consulter la description complète du poste sur notre site en suivant les liens suivants :

Coordonnateur-trice :

ChargéE de mobilisation :

Our mission is to provide a welcoming, organic green space that fosters community by providing experiential learning opportunities within a year-round growing environment.