Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities


NDG Food Depot 

Coordinateur-trice adjoint-e – Boîte à Lunch


Animateur-trice des ateliers de cuisine et de nutrition


ECOLE Project

Internal Coordinator


External Coordinator


Cooking & Nutrition Workshop Facilitator

We are currently looking to hire multiple part-time Cooking and Nutrition Workshop Facilitators. These facilitators will facilitate the different cooking and nutrition workshops offered by the NDG Food Depot’s Food Skills team. We are filling several positions; candidates will be offered different contracts according to their experience and skill sets.

Facilitation of cooking and nutrition workshops: 3 to 5 workshops per week;
Transfer of cooking skills and nutrition knowledge to workshop participants;
Ensure a safe and hygienic environment for participants;
Communication with participants and program partners;
Contribute to the development, planning, and evaluation of the workshops and program;
Participate in team meetings and facilitate collaboration among team members;
Facilitate the final party for Boîte à Lunch workshop participants (December 2017);

Contract Conditions: 4-month contract (September to December 2017); with possibility of contract renewal in January 2018;
Renumeration: 15$/hour. The facilitator will be hired as a part-time employee.
To apply, please fill out this online form*: Application Form (

Deadline to apply: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 5 PM

The People’s Potato is looking for new collective members.

3 positions at 30-35 hours/week AND 2 positions at 15-20 hours/week

Remuneration: $18.25 per hour

The primary activity of the People’s Potato is to serve daily vegan lunch to about 400 people on the Concordia University SGW campus. The People’s Potato is an anti-capitalist, worker-run organization where decisions are made collectively. Collective members both guide and execute the vision of the organization.

All individuals hired will cook, clean, and pick up food donations; many tasks require heavy lifting. Collective members will take on a variety of these 4-hour shifts each week (4-5 shifts for full-timers or 2-3 for part-timers) and will participate in committee work such as organizing workshops, coordinating volunteers, etc. Committee work will be determined based on the interests and skills of the new hire and on the Collective’s current needs.

Indigenous Climate Action Fundraising Coordinator

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its funding coordinator.

ICA is a newly formed Indigenous-led initiative whose goal is to fill the gaps between the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples and policies and strategies being developed to address climate change amplified by an Indigenous worldview. For more information go to our website at


Indigenous Climate Action is seeking a confident, experienced, motivated, and passionate Funding Coordinator to provide the necessary financial resources to ensure the organization will continue its outreach, programming, and missions. The Funding Coordinator must be a team player and will be responsible for procuring overall funding for the organization under the direction of the ICA Director.

The position is full time and entails a 37.5-hour work week. However, some travel and evening/ weekend hours may be required. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and work hours required to meet ICA expectations. A Criminal Record Check along with Child and Adult Abuse Registry checks are required conditions of employment. ICA can assist with this process if need be.

SALARY: $45,000 – 55,000 annual salary (bi-weekly $1875 – 2290)

START DATE For Position: September 1st, 2017, CLOSING DATE For Applications: August 15th, 2017

Please send your resume along with your cover letter to:
with the subject: ‘Application – ICA Funding Coordinator’

Katimavik Eco Stage – Food Preservation

Katimavik will be offering an Eco-Stage internship hosted at Santropol Roulant in the Food Preservation Program, from September 14th until December 8th. Come work with Karine this fall to build your skills in canning, freezing, workshop organization and facilitation as well as volunteer coordination! As the Food preservation intern you’ll contribute to building food preservation skills among members of the Roulant community, reducing food waste and allowing the Roulant to increase the volume of local food that we preserve.

To apply, you must register and submit your application on the Katimavik website (in French only) by July 28th.

Internship details:

Must be 18 to 30 years old
Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, residing in Quebec for at least the last 6 months
Remuneration by stipend ($1,100 per month, plus some canned goods every week!)
There is an application fee of $50 to be paid to Katimavik
There are many other eligibility requirements which you can consult here (in French). Please see the PDF below (in French only) to find out more about the internship, and contact Stephanie if you have any further questions.

Santropol Roulant recognizes that participating in a program that charges an application fee for an internship can make this position less accessible to many people. We strive to offer a diversity of opportunities to get involved, ranging from volunteering to paid internships to full-time positions. Please keep an eye on our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity that is right for you!


Part-time Fundraiser

Do you love crunching numbers, working with databases and appreciating great people? Have you always wanted to work for the Roulant, but you’re only available part-time? You might be just the person we’re looking for!

We’re looking for a new part-time Fundraising Administrator who will support the fundraising team in building and sustaining strong relationships with Santropol Roulant’s donors.

The application deadline is Monday, August 14th at 9am. Please note that this is a part time position of 10 hours per week, and it may be well adapted for someone with reduced mobility, depending on their situation.

To help you with your application, take a look at some useful information about applying for a job at Santropol Roulant. Don’t hesitate to contact Stephanie if you have some questions about eligibility requirements or application process!



Waste Busters

Volunteer during CSU’s Orientation to gain some great experience around waste management and zero waste education! These volunteering positions also come with an honorarium for your work and dedication towards minimizing waste on campus.

Your student union needs your help spreading the word about composting, recycling, and eliminating the amount of trash we send to landfills during Orientation. Come engage with your community, get hands-on experience with waste management, and make a tangible positive impact on the planet!

The Waste Busters Volunteers will:

>>Educate participants on waste management and sustainable practices;

>>Ensure proper waste organization

>>Conduct waste audits

>>Answer questions about waste management and Orientation

>>Promote a zero waste lifestyle

>>Working with the CSU Orientation Sustainability Coordinator

>>Be sober and responsible while representing the CSU

Tell us why you’re interested in volunteering! Send your contact information and cover letter by Friday, the 4th of August. ​

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 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


Agriculture Internship  2017 (From 1 – 5 months)

Neumark Design & Terra Perma Permaculture

If you are looking for experience with permaculture and organic agriculture,  this is a great opportunity for you!  The internships focus on working with plants in the landscape in a creative and artistic way, and will consist mostly of hands-on learning.  In addition, you will also be participating in the development of Terra Perma, an innovative residential and eco-entrepreneur community that follows permacultural principles.

General overview:

  • You will be contributing to the expansion, development, and maintenance of our gardens and permaculture projects.
  • The internships run from May 16 to October 16, 2017. The dates are very flexible, but a minimum of 1 month is required.  Please indicate your availability in your application.
  • You will work and learn  5 days a week. Our typical day begins at 8:00 am and goes until 5:00 pm. We do take long lunch breaks and often go for a swim in the lake.
  • This internship is part of the larger Terra Perma community.  Although you will be working primarily with Jonah Neumark, you will occasionally be asked to help out with group activities such as workshops and events, and work with other members of the Terra Perma team.
  •  Bi-weekly progress reports will ensure that you are learning and gaining as much from the experience as possible.
  • While working on this project, you will have access to our 850-acre site, and you will be able to swim and canoe in our private lake and explore the beautiful forested surroundings.
  • You will be provided with a wooden platform to pitch  a tent (we can provide the tent)in a private area. You will also have access to an enclosed outdoor kitchen, including dishes, cookware, BBQ, and fire pit; the outdoor toilets and the hot compost shower.
  • Successful candidates will also receive a $300 monthly stipend for their work.


We accept volunteers on a regular basis. If you want to come just for a day and help out you are definitely welcome. Contact me and let me know when you are interested in coming and what your interests are.


We ask for a minimum of 1 week for woofing, as it takes some time to get settled in and familiar with Terra Perma. We offer camping accommodations, and will pay for your food.  We can also arrange transport to and from Terra Perma. Please contact me if you are interested in woofing in our gardens.

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.