Volunteer Opportunities

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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. 

Farmwork to Feed Canada is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related to Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior communications practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Coordinator

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

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 a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior communications practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Writers / Storytellers

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 at www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca, 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? 

We are seeking digital media specialists / content creators to work remotely in collaboration with our storytellers, graphic designers and other members of or digital team to help us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security. 

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) (www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca) is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related to Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with and learning from seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Digital Media Specialists

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

Graphic Designer

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

We are seeking junior, intermediate and senior graphic designers to work remotely in collaboration with our storytellers and digital team to help us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security. 

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) (www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca) is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with and learning from seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Graphic Designers

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

Translator or Translation Services - English to French

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

Farmwork to Feed Canada is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related to Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior communications practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Translator or Translation Services

To expand our reach and become a truly national organization, we need to have a bilingual website and social media channels and publish articles in both official languages.

We are seeking an individual or a firm willing to donate services to translate our website and social media posts and articles as they are released for publication.

Level of Commitment

  • Remote work, home-based
  • Translation of current website followed by translation of 1-2 articles and 3-4 social media posts per week.
  • Occasional participation in a team call 

Qualifications

  • A university degree in Translation Studies or a related discipline.
  • 1-2 years of translation experience from English to French.
  • An expert-level ability to communicate effectively in English and French with concern for quality.
  • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  • Flexible and able to meet deadlines.

To Apply

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

Senior Editor

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

We are seeking volunteer senior editors to work virtually with our team of storytellers to help us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security. This is a great opportunity for seasoned communications professionals who would like to coach junior writers who are trying to gain some much-needed, real-world experience during this pandemic.

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) (www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca) is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience and expand their portfolios. They will benefit from working with and learning from seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Senior Editors

Farmwork to Feed Canada is currently seeking senior editors to volunteer as members of our Storytellers Team. 

Level of Commitment

Our senior editors generally edit and ensure quality control of one or two articles a week written by our team of writers. Time commitment – 3-4 hours a week plus one Storyteller Team Zoom call once per month and occasional other group calls. 

Qualifications

  • Proven editing and proofreading experience
  • Knowledge of writing techniques for web content
  • Experience coaching junior writers

To Apply

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

Media Relations Specialist

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

We are seeking talented, experienced media relations specialists to work remotely to conduct media outreach to secure news and social media coverage regarding pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security. 

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) (www.farmworktofeedcanada.ca) is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications and public relations professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related Canada’s food supply and food security.

Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior practitioners, who missed out on intern positions this year, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with and learning from seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references. 

Opportunity – Volunteer Media Relations Specialists

Farmwork to Feed Canada is currently seeking experienced Media Relations Specialists located anywhere in Canada to work remotely with our Storytellers Team and other volunteers to generate publicity for Farmwork to Feed Canada efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Draft pitches, advisories, media releases and talking points
  • Monitor traditional media (including trade press) and social media
  • Compile a weekly news digest for distribution to all volunteers
  • Research and establish relationships with reporters and media outlets
  • Identify influencers and establish relationships
  • Compile media lists and social media targets
  • Respond to media requests by identifying subject matter experts and coordinating interviews
  • Monitor, track and report on media results

Level of Commitment

  • Remote work, home-based, 6-10 hours / week plus one Storyteller Team Zoom call once per month and occasional other group calls. 

Qualifications

  • Media relations and external communications expertise, with a demonstrated understanding of what makes a good story and a track record of generating publicity
  • Post-secondary education in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a communications role
  • Assets – Experience in an agricultural field and journalism experience

To Apply

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