INTERNSHIP: Duncan, BC – Cowichan Green Community, KinPark Youth Urban Farm Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 22, 2022

Cowichan Green Community in Duncan, BC is seeking a KinPark Youth Urban Farm Intern!

ABOUT Cowichan Green Community

This is a small urban farm located in Duncan that produces veggies for the community, to sell on Cow-Op as well as in reFRESH Marketplace and at a market cart on site.

From humble beginnings in 2013, the KinPark Youth Urban Farm has blossomed into an urban agriculture demonstration site and working farm, based on the growing principles of permaculture. Open to all members of the public, we utilize this space to increase local food access, train young people in sustainable agriculture, and create youth-led opportunities that serve the environment and surrounding community. As we work to transform the park into an edible oasis, we also strive to create connections with community partners. We collaborate on workshops, events and programs that bring value, skills and connection to Cowichan families and youth.


The ideal candidate has:

  • Previous family/youth programming experience
  • Previous garden and/or farm work experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet
  • Knowledge and understanding of food security an asset
  • Previous work at a community non-profit organization an asset


Urban Farm Programming:

  • Assist with the delivery of educational farm activities for groups and individuals, including planning, scheduling, and facilitating
  • Assist with the coordination workshops and learning opportunities
  • Assist with promote programs including press releases, website, posters, social media etc.
  • Assist with community outreach and project coordination
  • Assist with coordination of programs in collaboration with other organizations
  • Communicate with community partners, community members, and park visitors
  • Assist with KinPark Kids Camp as required
  • Complete budgets and track volunteer hours and expenses
  • Assist with running the KinPark Kids camp and supervision of camp counselors

Youth Urban Farm Planning and Production:

  • Assist with general day-to-day operations of the farm including planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, marketing, etc.
  • Assist ongoing construction at the farm
  • Assist with marketing materials such as advertisements, posters, webpages, etc.
  • Assist with maintaining first aid kit, ensure there is a first aid attendant on each shift
  • Assist with hygiene of facilities including bathroom and mini-kitchen area

Farm Map:

  • Assist with outreach to farms in the area, recruiting new farms, and selling advertising
  • Assist with compiling all farm application info
  • Assist with laying out the map
  • Assist with liaising with graphic designer and printer
  • Assist with distributing maps throughout the region
  • Assist with writing press releases/creating promotional material for the website and the Valley Voice etc.


  • Communicate clearly with staff, clients, and Management.
  • Keep the KinPark Urban Farm Supervisor fully informed on the status of the client sites.
  • Advise the KinPark Urban Farm Supervisor immediately with any safety, health, thefts, or other vandalism issues.


  • Perform other duties as required by the KinPark Urban Farm Supervisor.


Term: One year internship starting in spring 2022

Hours per week: 35

Wage: $17/h


  • Vacation and sick days as outlined in CGC’s Employee Handbook.
  • On-site parking.
  • Monthly allowance of $25 for food at reFRESH Marketplace


Please send your cover letter and resume to

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LEARN MORE ABOUT Cowichan Green Community

Instagram: @kinfarm

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