Volunteer Opportunities

Writer / Storyteller

Passionate about food and concerned about Canada’s food supply and food security? We are seeking volunteer writers / storytellers to work virtually to help us get the word out. Great opportunity for students or new grads!

Farmwork to Feed Canada is current seeking a number of writers (student, new graduates and seasoned professionals) to volunteer as members of our ‘news team’ that is made up of communications professionals from across Canada.

Team members identify trending news, and research and write stories for the Farmwork to Feed Canada blog and its social sites as well as for agriculture and agri-food trade publications and our partners. Members of this team also have opportunities to write news releases, conduct interviews, and develop media pitches.

Candidates should have excellent writing skills, possess an understanding of communications planning and the importance of aligning content with the achievement of communications objectives, as well as best practices to engage audiences on social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin. Familiarity with newsgathering platforms, WordPress, Google Analytics, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams is helpful. Bilingualism would be an asset.

For more information or to volunteer, please send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca

Digital Media Specialist

Passionate about food and concerned about Canada’s food supply and food security? 

Farmwork to Feed Canada is currently seeking junior, intermediate and senior Digital Media Specialists for our Digital Team made up of talented individuals from across Canada.

Working in collaboration with F2FC design specialists and storytellers, digital media specialists will update our website and plan, craft, and publish content on the F2FC social sites – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin – to build followership, engagement, and influence. 

Digital media specialists will also monitor and respond to comments / messages on social media and produce regular metrics reports using Google Analytics and other tools. 

Level of Commitment

  • Remote work, home-based, 3-4 hours / week 
  • Participation in a weekly team call required

Qualifications

Candidates should have excellent communication skills and an understanding of effective techniques to engage audiences on social media channels. Familiarity with SEO and Google Analytics is an asset. Bilingualism is also an asset.

To Apply

For more information or to volunteer, please send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca

Volunteer Coordinator

Passionate about food and concerned about Canada’s food supply and food security? 

We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to help us source, interview and onboard volunteers to help us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security. 

As a volunteer organization, the success of Farmwork to Feed Canada is dependent on being able to attract talented and dedicated volunteers to carry out our mission.

To ensure we have the resources we need, we are seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator who will work actively to recruit and onboard volunteer writers, digital media specialists, graphic designers and others. 

Responsibilities include collaborating with team leads to determine their needs, advertising volunteer positions on job boards and via email, contacting colleges and universities and building relationships with PR, communications, digital design and journalism program managers, interviewing candidates, registering new volunteers on Microsoft Teams, maintaining the volunteer database, and other administrative tasks. 

Level of Commitment

  • Remote work, home-based, 3-4 hours / week 
  • Bi-monthly participation in a team call 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire volunteers.
  • Computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Teams is an asset.
  • Organizational abilities.
  • Networking skills. Familiarity with public relations / communications / journalism educational institutions and associations will be an asset.

To Apply

For more information or to volunteer, please send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca

Graphic Designer

Passionate about food and concerned about Canada’s food supply and food security? 

Farmwork to Feed Canada is currently seeking junior, intermediate and senior Graphic Designers for our Digital Team which is made up of talented individuals from across Canada.

Our graphic designers create graphics for the F2FC website, blog posts and social media posts.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications. NOTE: Must have own software / graphic design programs.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to work independently as well as in partnership with other volunteers

Level of Commitment

  • Remote work, home-based, 3-4 hours / week
  • Participation in a weekly team call required

To Apply

For more information or to volunteer, please send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca

Digital Team Lead

We are looking for a Digital Team Lead who will oversee our Digital Team. He/She will be responsible for overseeing the three digital pods in the digital team (Strategy, Digital Infrastructure, Content).

Your Role & How You’ll Make an Impact:

  • Strategy: Strategy development and continuous improvement of robust cross-media marketing programs that include, but are not limited to, social media management, content creation, and blog posting about our F2FC content
  • Content Creation: Assist in developing cohesive, relevant, and engaging content for the Farmwork to Feed Canada social media channels (static images, infographics, videos, blog content, etc.) that encourage engagement, increase brand awareness, and drive traffic to the website
  • Digital Infrastructure: Assist our Team Leads on Digital Infrastructure on the website and blog content for Farmwork to Feed Canada
  • Influencer Marketing: Build and nurture relationships with our partners to ensure smooth and successful execution of all campaigns
  • Reporting: Own weekly and monthly reporting for all campaigns, providing actionable insights for consistent growth
  • Weekly Digital Meeting: Develop an agenda that provides information about our current campaigns and reports to each pod in the Digital Team, and provide updates to the Digital Leads about what has been going on
  • Other: Assist on the backend on Microsoft teams with our supported documents, as well as our SEO campaigns

Who You Are:

  • Eager to learn and grow, you likely have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to drive ROI through strategic digital campaigns
  • “No task is too small” attitude
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Google Analytics (bonus points if you’re certified!)
  • Strong understanding of and experience using Excel
  • Experience with the following platforms will be considered an asset: Facebook Business Manager, Hootsuite, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience using Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • Ability to adapt to and manage changing priorities independently in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment without missing critical deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of social media platforms and best practices
  • Constantly learning and on the hunt for new and innovative strategies

To Apply

For more information or to volunteer, please send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca

Coach / Mentor For Junior Writers

We are seeking senior writers or editors, and veteran journalists to provide coaching and mentoring for our team of junior storytellers who are helping us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security.

Connecting virtually using email, Microsoft Teams or the telephone, you will discuss potential story ideas with our junior writers, ensuring that topics align with F2FC’s goals. Once a topic has been selected, you will provide coaching on structuring and crafting journalistic articles for publication.

Serving as a coach is a rewarding experience. It provides a great opportunity for seasoned communications professionals and veteran journalists to pass on their knowledge and assist junior writers gain some much-needed, real-world experience during this pandemic.

Level of Commitment

Our coaches provide assistance to one or two junior writers at a time as they work on their articles. The time commitment varies depending on the level of coaching required but generally entails 3-4 hours a week plus participation in monthly Storyteller Team Zoom calls and twice-monthly F2FC meetings.

To Apply

For more information or to volunteer, please visit our website at: www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca or send your resume and a covering note via email to: volunteer@farmworktofeedcanada.ca.

“Farmwork to Feed Canada was a great  opportunity to practice communication skills following
my practicum. I learned much more about the public relations field and Canada's farming
industry and I appreciated the encouragement and support I received. I felt valued volunteering
for F2FC.”

Claire Kroening

"As a new grad, my time with Farmwork to Feed Canada offered a unique and rewarding opportunity to quickly gain industry experience in digital marketing! The team is a great combination of new talent and seasoned professionals from all across Canada! I left my position with so much more confidence in my capabilities and more skills under my belt than I walked into it with."

Elyse Vander Ende

I am a senior level communications consultant based in Calgary but being semi-retired I have more time to volunteer. The issues and complexities F2FC deals with keep my brain active and I enjoy helping the students and new grads gain real world experience. Their enthusiasm and professionalism inspire me and also enable me to keep aware of the latest technologies. It’s a win-win.”

Andrea Collins

“Being surrounded by communications/PR professionals that have been in the industry for years is something you can’t put a price on. I encourage everyone, whether you are working or not, to take the opportunity to volunteer for F2FC and help out local agriculture/farming during the pandemic.”

Ashlan MacDonald

“I felt like a valued member of F2FC right from the  start.  I have been encouraged to take on projects in a number of different roles. These have included social media engagement, content  creation, communications strategy and corporate partnerships. The opportunity allowed me to build my resume and professional network.”

Vince Guglielmi