Calgary Harvest Calgary Harvest is an organization dedicated to turning a fallen fruit problem into a local food solution by harvesting local fruit that would otherwise go unused. It is sponsored by the Permaculture Calgary Guild. Calgary Harvest started in 2009 with a single tree being harvested. 2010 was the first full harvest with over 100 trees harvested. Currently over 1500 trees are registered, though we are able to harvest only a fraction of that each year. The fruit is divided amongst the harvesters (all volunteers), home owners, Calgary Harvest and community groups, such as local food banks and shelters. There are numerous types of fruit grown locally in Calgary, including but not limited to, apples, pears, plums, cherries, berries and even a few apricots.
Communication Assistant Short-term, Part-time position We are currently looking for a Communications Assistant to help us keep up with emails and questions regarding Calgary Harvest and the opportunities we have available. This position is short term, offering flexible hours in the range of 5-10hours a week. We are ideally looking for a student interested in issues of food security, community building and not letting any delicious fruit go to waste!! This is a great opportunity to get involved and help our organization grow. This position is funded by a grant and the pay rate for the position is $10.00/hour and all the free local apples you can consume. Duties will include; - answering emails from homeowners, volunteers and community organizations in regards to harvests and fruit donations; - drafting and sending out a monthly newsletter including stories, events, upcoming harvests and recipes; - creating and maintaining an efficient and comprehensive database to better organize our records; - searching out and liaising with organizations around the city of Calgary to accept the picked fruit; - working with neighbourhood Harvest Coordinators to send messaging to their volunteers and homeowners and; - updating and improving the current webpage as needed. We are looking for someone, preferably a student, who can provide us with 5-10 hours a week for the months of August, September and October. You will be a self-lead and motivated individual, with excellent communication skills and the desire to help our organization grow. You are comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Social Media, Google Applications (Docs, Forms and Gmail) and are able to maintain and edit websites and online content. Any interested applicants should send their resume and a short cover letter expressing their interest and knowledge of our organization to email@example.com by Friday, August 23, 2013 at 4:30pm.