Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities

Urban Gardening Apprenticeship with Campus Potager

Apprenticeship Position: Urban Gardening
Organization: Campus Potager
Location: Downtown Montreal, Quebec

Looking for a gardening opportunity downtown during the summer? Apply for Campus Potager’s internship, and learn about permaculture, food transformation, and medicinal herbs. 

Campus Potager is an urban gardening group at Concordia University, funded through Concordia Food Coalition (CFC). We aim at transforming unused space on the SGW campus into productive gardens. We currently have gardens at three locations, and we aim at expanding our operations to rooftops as well for summer 2019.
We believe in the potential of gardening in the city, and we will make our campus more sustainable, one garden at a time!

This internship is perfect for people with basic to no knowledge about urban gardening. 

Non-paid internship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 23rd, 2018

Write a short letter of intent to We want to know about your interest in urban gardening, and if you have previous gardening experiences. We want to get a feel of what the cohort looks like.


Chief Executive Officer for Sustainability Action Fund

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Sustainability Action Fund
Location: Downtown Montreal, Quebec

1-year contract, with the option to renew for a second year

Starting remunerationAn annual salary of $32,000-$34,000, based on qualifications and experience

Hours per week: 35 hours/week

The general duties of the Chief Executive Officer is to manage all programs, activities and personnel of the Sustainability Action Fund under the supervision of the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Chief Executive Officer shall also be responsible for implementing and supervising programs and activities and ensuring the financial stability of the Sustainability Action Fund.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 12th, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Please submit a cover letter and CV in one PDF file to Nadra Wagdy at 

The first round of interviews will be conducted on the weeks of February 19th and 26th. Applicants will be selected using pre-established criteria set by our Board of Directors Human Resources Committee.

*If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Nadra Wagdy at


Semis Urbains / Urban Seedling is Hiring

Responsable de pépinière (19 février – Juillet, 2018)

Consiller[ère]-vendeur[euse] en pépinière dédié au comestible (Mi-avril – Juin, 2018)

Farm Apprenticeship Opportunity at Ferme des Arpents Roses

Come join us in the Lanaudière hills. The land has been cultivated by the same family for over 30 years, currently run by the second generation.

Being an apprentice at Ferme des Arpents roses means you will learn how to ethically and sustainably raise meat pigs, grow organic vegetables and bring them all to market, as well as manage orders from clients. As well, you can learn and observe the mechanisms of coordinating a cooperatively run farmer’s market in the nearby town, and what it takes to manage all of these things at once.  There is never a dull moment and always plenty of active community members to meet, learn from and network with!

The Farm and environs:
Mainstay operations include pastured pork, organic vegetable production and maple syrup production, but new projects and opportunities are always possible on 200 acres. Near Joliette (90 km from Montreal, accessible by public transit) and close to hiking, kayaking, waterfalls, community events.
Accommodations in a large well-equipped yurt or a cozy rustic cabin.
Regular events hosted on the property (e. traditional barn dances, sugar shack, etc).Spoken languages are French, English and sometimes Spanish too.
Accommodation, meals, some transportation and Stipend available.

•  inclinations towards leadership, teamwork and task delegation
•  interest and/or competency to operate tractors and other machinery
•  ability to commit 3 to 4 months of the season, preferably longer

To apply, contact:

For more info: OR

Summer Positions at Camp Amy Molson

Entrepreneur Coordinator (April 30 – August 31, 2018)

Farm Apprentice (April 30 – August 31, 2018)


Position: Farm Apprentice
Type: training position with on-farm accom., stipend, more
Organization: Abbondanza Farm
Location: Eastern Townships, near Magog, Quebec

We work hard but we also love to have fun and eat good food.


This internship is a training position, 45-50 hours a week, generally Monday to Friday but also including some Saturday mornings, from May 1 to October 15.We would also be open to someone applying for a 3 month period.

The job includes accommodation on the farm, 3 meals a day and a minimum stipend of $150 a week that could be adjusted based on your experience.

You will have one week paid vacation during the season. Other time away could be negotiated. There will be a 2 weeks trial period, so each of us can determine if we can work well together.


Please send me an email that will tell me:
• How this agricultural internship would fit in with your future plans.
• Why do you imagine this farm would meet your needs.
• The previous agriculture experiences you have had.
• Any physical limitations you may have.
• Any dietary restrictions or preferences you have.
• Any other relevant skills you may have, carpentry, social media, music…
• Any details about yourself I should know, including allergies, ….



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.
Jocelyne Bourgeois
Greenhouse Manager

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