Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture runs a Classroom Gardening Program in elementary schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food. Over the course of three and a half months, chef volunteers are paired with classrooms (grades 1-3) to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience. Over the course of three and a half months, the chefs visit the classroom every two weeks, helping the students plant and tend to indoor vegetable gardens. As well, the chefs engage the students in games, lessons, and activities focusing on plant growth, local and urban agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition. And of course, at the culmination of the program, students harvest their vegetables, and the chefs teach them to cook delicious, healthy meals with what they have grown.
If you are interested in joining this amazing initiative, read on!
Growing Chefs! is looking for a motivated and creative individual to join our team as our Program Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide-range of activities, including program support, community outreach, social media, and administrative duties.
This position is a 14-week full time contract funded by the Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Candidates must be returning full time students to be eligible. Please visit the Canada Summer Jobs to see list of eligibility criteria.
This position will provide you with a range of hands-on experience from program coordination, event coordination, social media marketing, public relations, office administration, and fundraising. It will offer the successful candidate an inside view of the workings of a non-profit environment, and provide valuable training and job skills applicable to both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.