Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities

VAV X CUCCR: Artist Residency 

Deadline: December 8th 2017 at 11:59pm

The VAV Gallery and Concordia’s Center for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) are teaming up to provide a collaborative residency opportunity for Fine Art Undergraduate Students.

The residency will focus on the reuse and repurposing of materials found in Concordia’s Center for Creative Reuse incorporated into projects/artworks and will cumulate in an exhibiton at the VAV Gallery. Participants will have access to CUCCR’s materials in order to create new innovative works that explore functionality, material practices, and consider the end life of artworks. Concordia Fine Arts Students from any department, working in any medium are encouraged to participate.

The Residency will last two months during which the artists chosen would create new works and end with a three week long exhibition (March 19th – April 6th) at the VAV Gallery.


-Only Concordia Undergraduate Students enrolled in at least one Fine Arts course during the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to exhibit.
-Students enrolled in any Fine Arts department including Studio Arts, Theatre, ARt Education,Art History, Dance, Music, Cinema, Design and Computation Arts may submit work in any medium.
-Applicants are asked to submit an artist statement/bio, a project proposal, and a portfolio of 5 images.
-All files must be Mac OS compatible, and any linked content (video, audio, et cetera) must be accessible for at least two weeks after the deadline.
-Submissions will be accepted in either French or English

To apply please visit and complete the submissions process.

Lufa Farms: Plant Science Manager 

The Plant Science Manager oversees the team responsible for the planting, cultivation and harvesting decisions of all produce grown at all three Lufa Farms sites (Ahuntsic, Laval, Anjou). The Plant Science Manager will tour the greenhouses with the Plant Science team to check the health of the plants and keep records of the day-to-day operations.


  • Managing the growers of all three greenhouses (Ahuntsic, Laval, and Anjou).
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of crop plans.
  • Responsible for production and harvesting forecasting.
  • Inspecting greenhouses for plant damage, disease, and pests.
  • Submitting water samples to the laboratory, interpreting test results, and adjusting solutions accordingly.
  • Reporting and requesting work orders for all maintenance issues related to the greenhouses, be it structural, equipment, heating, and/or irrigation related.
  • Communicate and coordinate with external suppliers, Greenhouse Operations Manager, and consultants when required.


  • Strong management, delegation, planning and leadership skills.
  • A science background in chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent.
  • Analytical, data-driven and demonstrates good attention to details.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter and able to direct the workforce throughout the growing process, from planting through to harvest.
  • 2 years of work experience managing a team.
  • Valid driver’s license in order to conduct regular visits to each greenhouse.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to: and


NDG Food Depot 


The Dish Project Concordia

The Dish Project is looking for volunteers for the upcoming semester! Our work focuses on reducing waste in and around Concordia University by providing support and reusable dishes as a free and accessible alternative to disposable items at events, meetings, and other gatherings. We also focus on exploring, understanding, and educating our community with regard to waste justice issues and waste reduction. Volunteers play a key role in the smooth, day-to-day operations of the Dish Project, as the project is largely volunteer run. Volunteers prepare dish orders, organize the dish room, and handle the pick-ups and drop-offs of orders. In addition, they take part in other aspects of the project including outreach, event planning, and finances. For more information or to get involved, email us at

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

Volunteer with Santropol Roulant

The Roulant is many things, including a community of thousands of passionate volunteers that make social change possible. It’s folks like you that nourish us and contribute to an amazing intergenerational community. Above all, we’re a place of learning and interacting, which means that all levels of experience and knowledge are welcome.

Whether you are someone who wants to get more involved in your community, a student who needs to do volunteer hours, part of a work reintegration program, or need to do community service hours, you are welcome at the Roulant!

Here is a list of our various activities.

Meal Deliveries
Food preparation
Food Preservation


Volunteer with Urban Seedling

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


Go Wwoofing 2017

What: Work-stay positions with food, accommodations, hands-on learning — live and learn on homesteads, gardens & farms — volunteer
Why: Healthy outdoor work on organic family farms, learn to garden or farm, healthy lifestyle, self-sufficient living, responsible travel
Where: 70 countries — 600 locations in Canada alone
Who: all ages and levels of experience
When: spring, summer or fall (some hosts also welcome Wwoofers in winter)
Duration: negotiable — a few days, weeks or a whole season
Cost: Canadian membership is $40 to $50 per year

What in the world is Wwoofing?

WWOOF is an international network of organic farms, gardens and businesses where you can stay and receive food, accommodation and training in return for your help and participation. No experience is required, although any skills you have can be put to good use. There are about 600 locations in Canada alone — plus 70 other countries around the world.

Get started: WWOOF Canada | Other Wwoof Organizations Worldwide | WWOOF (wikipedia) “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms”

in local/organic/sustainable food, farming, agriculture – work in healthy, local and sustainable foood (Canada)
FoodWork – work in nature, environment and sustainability (Canada)
CRAFT Farmer Training (Ontario)
SOIL – Sustainable Farming Apprenticeship Program (Canada)
Young Agrarians – network for new and young ecological and organic farmers (Canada)
Grow a Farmer Apprenticeship Program (Maritimes / Atlantic Canada) |


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