1) Warehouse Packer (6-20 hours/week);
2) Co-operative Intern (Paid, 20-30+ hours/wk for 1 year)
Eat Local Grey Bruce is a not-for-profit cooperative of producers and consumers. We operate an online farmers' market, aggregate food in our Owen Sound warehouse, and distribute to homes throughout Grey-Bruce.
Our operations are growing. This growth was steady in 2019 at 35%. Then it exploded in March 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19 and physical/social distancing. Orders reached almost 250% in a single week. By providing home delivery, we get food to people in a safe and efficient manner. Before COVID-19 we were delivering to 100+ households per week. Since mid-March we are now delivering to 200+ households, and are again hiring (this time for the summer, likely longer) to continue to handle the growth we've seen.
We need super-people to help prep the warehouse and pack orders for delivery to co-op members throughout Grey Bruce.
Do you have what it takes to work in our warehouse?
We also are interested in occasional delivery drivers (coverage for existing drivers).
Employee wages start at $15/hr, with a paid 1/2h hour lunch. Additional benefits include a free membership and staff discount.
*Please note: The Co-operative Intern role is a grant-based position that has conditions that apply. Under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, recipients must be a youth (under 30), and eligible to work in Canada. We are hopeful that the recipient would be willing to commit to a year with the organization. The hope is that the position would generally be a full-time role, with opportunities across the organization depending on interest (in-warehouse, outreach, events, etc). The position is currently somewhat limited due to COVID-19 - it is our hope that we will see a return to business-as-usual during the project period.