Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities

The NDG Food Depot is Hiring 3 Positions!

Ça pousse – Coordonnateur développement-Development Coord.

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Event coordination and communications coordinator

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.

The student will assist the event coordinator and the communications coordinator in all of the logistical and communication aspects of Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s bi-annual Assembly. Held in the fall of 2018, this event aims to create opportunities for networking and collaboration between diverse stakeholders (community organizations, academic sector, private sector and civil society) creating a space where Canada’s brightest thinkers and leaders in food security and sustainable food can share best practices, innovate together, and obtain tools to better serve their communities. This internship will provide the student with rich training, equipping them to play a proactive part in his/her community.

Deadline: May 17, 2018

To apply:

Please send your cover letter and your resume (CV) to Nairi Jakmakdjian at (link sends e-mail) by May 17, 2018 with “Canada Summer Job” in the subject line. Only selected candidates will be contacted. FSC encourages a fair and equitable labor market, and candidates from traditionally disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

2 week intensive Permaculture Design Course

Dates: July 28th until August 12, 2018
Location: Lachute, Quebec, Canada
Option 1: Supporting Student $1520 + tax
Option 2: Standard Student $1220 + tax
Option 3: *Sponsored Student $920 +tax
*Sponsorship availability depends on Supporting students
​(food & accommodation included)


This course aims to equip students to feel confident in their ability to design positive solutions in their gardens, in their communities, and in their own lives. At P3 Permaculture we emphasize that permaculture goes beyond agriculture; permaculture is a holistic design system that we can apply on any scale and in any situation.

The first principle of permaculture is “Observe and Interact.” Close observation of the natural principles that drive ecological systems is one of the cornerstones of permaculture. In permaculture we believe that nature knows best, and that designs based on earth’s logic is the best way to heal broken systems.

Our curriculum pays particular attention to energy, water, and food systems, as well as various aspects of social permaculture including social economies, and self and community care.

The Permaculture Design Certificate is a participatory and dynamic learning experience; classes include in-depth permaculture theory, design methodology, exercises, and group projects. They also include a whole lot of deep questioning, laughter, and growth! The curriculum we follow at P3 was developed by the late Bill Mollison in Australia in the 1970’s, and is today regarded as the standard in permaculture education, recognized and respected worldwide.

For more information, please visit our website:

Or email us at

Abbondanza Farm is looking for volunteers for this season

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships, Abbondanza is a small but extremely diverse farm that offers volunteers the opportunity to learn about food production and sustainable living. There are several porduction gardens, a small orchard and a greenhouse. There are also chickens and turkeys!
We run the local Farmers Market and we hold educational workshops at the farm so there is always something interesting going on.
The work is rewarding, the learning is both fun and profound, the pond is refreshing, and the conversation over our spectacular home-cooked meals is special.

To learn more visit the web site at and you can contact Gwynne Basen at

Responsable des jardins collectifs

Organisme : Club populaire des consommateurs
Lieu de travail : Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal, Quebec

Description du poste

Le Club populaire des consommateurs de la Pointe-Saint-Charles est un organisme démocratique contrôlé par ses membres, œuvrant à la sécurité alimentaire dans une perspective d’amélioration des conditions économiques et de santé de la population de Pointe-Saint-Charles, par l’éducation populaire, la défense des droits et l’action politique.

[img1]Responsabilités :

Coordonner et assurer le développement du réseau des jardins collectifs en lien avec les partenaires du quartier et avec le soutien de l’équipe
Recruter, encadrer et former les travailleuses/travailleurs saisonniers
Maintenir et développer les partenariats nécessaires
Planifier, organiser et animer des jardins collectifs, et des ateliers connexes
Recruter, mobiliser, soutenir les participantEs dans la réalisation des jardins collectifs
Coordonner la production des semis et animer des sessions de jardinage à la serre
Favoriser la prise en charge, la participation, le partage et la réflexion des participantEs
Contribuer à la réflexion et au développement de l’agriculture urbaine au Club et dans le quartier
Rédiger des rapports d’activités et participer aux demandes de subventions
[img2]Exigences :

Formation en horticulture ou expérience de travail pertinente dans ce domaine
Expérience d’au moins 2 ans en animation dans une approche d’éducation populaire
Connaissance du milieu communautaire autonome
Bonne compréhension des enjeux de sécurité alimentaire
Excellentes capacités d’organisation, de planification et d’analyse
Ouverture à travailler avec des partenaires de différents milieux
Capacité et volonté de travailler en équipe
Endurance physique et tolérance au stress
Autonomie, initiative, dynamisme, créativité
Habiletés en gestion de conflits
Connaissance des enjeux socio-économiques de Pointe-Saint-Charles, un atout
Facilité en français écrit et oral; connaissance d’une deuxième langue un atout
Horaire flexible : disponible pour travailler un soir par semaine et le samedi
Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae et une lettre de motivation à l’attention du comité de sélection « Poste d’animateur, animatrice des jardins collectifs » par courriel, à :

Offre d’emploi : horticulteur-trice

Conditions d’emploi :

Entrée en fonction : 28 mai 2018

Durée de l’emploi : 7 semaines

Nombre d’heures par semaines : 30 heures

Taux horaire : 16.46$/h

Faites parvenir votre C.V et une lettre de présentation en précisant le poste d’Horticulteur-trice avant le dimanche 20 mai 2018 à 21h à l’adresse suivante :

Veuillez prendre note que seules les personnes retenues pour une entrevue seront contactées. Nous vous remercions de ne pas téléphoner et de ne pas vous présenter à nos bureaux.


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 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.

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.