IMPORTANT NOTE: Position dependent on funding and may change in response public health directives on group activities related to COVID-19. This may affect employment contracts.
The SOYL (Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership) program engages ~45 high school youth each summer. Youth receive a stipend for participation, which includes work on the farm and at markets, preparing food for shared meals, and engagement in workshops, field trips and activities. The program focuses on collaborative work, practical skills, food-systems thinking, and social-emotional development. SOYL runs for 6 weeks during the summer at two locations: Coquitlam & Vancouver. Each SOYL location is situated on a Fresh Root’s schoolyard farm, with two SOYL facilitators at each location, who work collaboratively on that site with the Farm Manager to lead youth. If you would like to know more about SOYL please take a look at freshroots.ca/soyl.
If you are passionate about working with teens (Grades 9 to 12) and cultivating personal growth and community leadership through food, this could be the job for you! As a SOYL Program Facilitator, you will work to inspire and engage SOYL youth at one of our schoolyard farms! You will work with a co-facilitator to inspire and engage youth by leading workshops, assisting with logistics and communications and delivering the program itself. A key part of the SOYL program is getting youth participants involved in working on the farms. In this role, you will assist the Farm Manager in growing food on school grounds including leading youth in taking part in crop production (seeding, weeding, transplanting), harvesting and perennial/landscape care.
From May to July, working hours will be Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm with work locations including our program sites in Vancouver and Coquitlam, or home-based work. July through mid-August working hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at your program site.
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