Now BC is looking for volunteer to help source local organic foods!

Looking for volunteer to help source local organic foods!

NOWBC Co-op is a small organic food co-op offering an on-line farmers market with grocery delivery service in the Greater Vancouver area using a unique cooperative model. Our mission is to help build a sustainable local food system by connecting local organic farmers with consumers and building community around sustainable food choices.

We are looking for an individual to help us source more organic local foods.  Researching farms and processors, contacting these producers, placing orders with them, writing biographies for producers to include in the on-line market, and sometimes organizing deliveries/pick-ups of food between the producer and the co-op.  Some farm visits, farmers market visits and trips to the co-op’s food warehouse in East Van to connect with a producer will be needed occasionally too.  This volunteer will report to our co-op manager, feeding her information on a weekly basis recommending new foods and producers to add to the on-line market based on what is available/in season, and what sounds most delicious!  A minimum commitment of 6 hours a week for 4 months will be needed.  Hours are flexible and can be worked from home for the most part.  Tuesday and Thursday mornings is our suggested schedule, though an equally workable schedule can also be worked out depending on volunteer’s availability.

This volunteer position is a great way to get to know your organic local farmers, bakers and cookie makers!  If you enjoy food, are good with logistics, and are passionate about local organics, this is sure to be a fulfilling role.  Help us connect our local organic producers with our local eaters here in Greater Vancouver.

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Joanna Michal, at joannam@nowbc.ca or 604-222-0262.

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