FILLED – FARM JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-operative, Community Outreach and Field Support Coordinator

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 07, 2023

This position has been filled.

View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board

Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-operative in Nanaimo, BC is seeking a Community Outreach and Field Support Coordinator!

ABOUT Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-operative

We farm at the picturesque privately-owned Cline/Westwood Farm in South Nanaimo. Established in 1864, this is one of the oldest farms in the Nanaimo region.

Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op believes in a community-based food system that is equitable, empowering and capable of regenerating the land through hands-on opportunities for people of all skills and abilities.

Our projects celebrate diversity and strive to inspire collaboration through the combined contributions of individuals in our work force, community organizations and a growing base of volunteers. ​

We follow organic growing practices but are not certified organic.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others, including individuals with diverse abilities.
  • Horticulture and farming experience.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations.


Farming and Agriculture

As a team member, you will work with the Farm Manager to:

  • Provide support, supervision and direction for hands-on activities of volunteers and community groups integrated into the production cycle such as seed saving, harvesting, processing and storage, composting and winterizing the fields.
  • The Farm Gate Crate is our seasonal Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box, offered through the harvest season. In this role, you will

-help produce, harvest, wash, sort and prepare produce for distribution to the Farm Gate Crate, Farmers’ Markets and direct sales

– produce pick lists in coordination with the Farm Market & Distribution Coordinator for Farm Gate Crate, direct sales and farmers markets

– manage the harvesting of produce for Farm Gate Crates

– coordinate the packing of Farm Gate Crates

Community Engagement and Education

  • Connect and coordinate with volunteer groups, school groups, community partners and work experience participants who want to participate at the farm.
  • Facilitate and design community engagement events, workshops, tours, volunteer days hosted at the community farms to be inclusive of people with diverse abilities.
  • Collaborate with the volunteer(s) managing Growing Opportunities’ social media accounts to help share good news stories (e.g., images, testimonials, stories) and spread awareness in the community.

Inclusion and Accessibility

  • Manage a diverse farm crew to ensure the successful production of produce headed for local markets and our Farm Gate Crate Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box.
  • Implement strategies that capitalize on the unique skills of program participants and ensure there is meaningful integration between workers and volunteers on the farm sites, with opportunities for peer-to-peer mentorship, collaboration and synergy.


Term: To start as soon as possible.

Hours per week: 25-35 hours/week. Weekend work required.

Wage: $22-25/hour, depending on experience. Mileage is provided if use of own vehicle is required. Sorry, room and board is not available.


PLease send a cover letter and resume to

Deadline to apply: June 16, 2023, 4 pm

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at

LEARN MORE ABOUT Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-operative


View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board