Employment Opportunities

Summer Job Opportunities

York Region Food Network (YRFN) delivers programs and education to ensure that the people of York Region have healthy and sustainable food.

Position Tasks and Responsibilities Location # of weeks
Local Food Animator The Local Food Animator is a multifaceted and diverse role; the position entails leading gardening activities and facilitating community engagement within our Vaughan City Garden and Fire Hall Growing to Give Garden. This role will entail:

  • Working in partnership with the City of Vaughan Municipal Sustainability Department
  • Leading gardening workshops
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Research on local food trends and opportunities in Vaughan
King Vaughan 14
Community Food Animator The Community Food Animator will support the inner workings of York Region Food Network’s Good Food Hub in Aurora. This will include supporting drop-in meals, community kitchen programs, the Good Food Box, and YRFN’s Aurora Allotment garden. This position will involve working with children, youth, adults and seniors. Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill 8
Fundraiser The Fundraiser will be an integral part of YRFN’s team, providing direction, guidance and support towards YRFN’s fundraising efforts.  Tasks include:

  • Develop a fundraising plan for York Region Food Network.
  • Assist with the preparation and organization of WinterFresh, YRFN’s annual trivia fundraiser. Research trivia questions, identify and secure sponsorship opportunities, coordinate Silent Auction.
  • Support the development of grant applications.
  • Design and launch a fundraiser for grocery cards (to offer fresh food access to low income members in our community)
  • Prepare press releases.
  • Represent YRFN at community events.
  • Support the development of social media posts and content.
Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill 8
Urban Agriculture Assistant The Urban Agricultural Assistant will offer working and educational sessions at our Mulock Allotment and London & Main Community gardens to build knowledge, social connections and access to fresh food. The Urban Agriculture Assistant is crucial in building a vibrant and inclusive culture and atmosphere at the garden. The successful candidate will take a hands-on approach to activities at the garden and offer education and volunteer opportunities to the broader community. Newmarket Aurora 8


  • $15.00/hour, 35 hours/week
  • Access to transportation is an asset to move between our office and off-site locations.

We are reviewing applications upon receipt.

Submit your cover letter and resume to joans@yrfn.ca

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