Open Volunteer Positions

City Greening Volunteers

Join our team of wonderful volunteers and meet new people, learn great skills and give back to the community. As a volunteer, you will always be expected to demonstrate the values of respect, non-judgment, compassion and kindness in all interactions with volunteers and staff of Perth City Farm, other contractors working on site and members of the public.

Here’s a bit about our current open positions. If you’re interested in volunteering, please submit a registration form here.

 

City greening gardener

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Perth CBD.
  • Become part of our City Greening team at the QV1 Community Garden located on the rooftop of the QV1 carpark on Murray Street.
  • Ideally volunteers commit to at least a three hour time slot
  • This position requires good motor skills, attention to detail and the ability to pick up new tasks easily
  • Suited to someone who is able to complete medium manual handling and who is able to self-manage and work within a team
  • Main duties:
    • Planting plants and seedlings
    • Pruning plants and fruit trees
    • Managing pests and diseases organically
    • Fertilising plants and improving soils
    • Weeding and general garden and site maintenance
  • This role requires a person with reasonable physical strength, good dexterity and attention to detail
  • You will be working outside in a range of weather conditions

 

Market Gardener / Soil Centre Volunteer

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Perth City Farm.
  • Join our volunteer team who work in the farm to produce vegetables and herbs for sale at our Saturday markets, or in our soil centre to creating amazing, nutrient-rich soil!
  • This position requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and and the ability to pick up new tasks easily
  • Suited to someone who is able to complete medium manual handling and who is able to self-manage and work within a team
  • General duties:
    • Preparing market garden and other beds under the guidance of the farm manager
    • Keeping records of plantings and soil amendments
    • Learning to identify seeds and plants and follow the farm manager’s instructions for care of different varieties and organisation within the market garden and farm generally
    • Work in a collaborative positive manner with other team members and volunteers for optimum outcome for Perth City Farm.
  • This role requires a person with reasonable physical strength and high level dexterity and attention to detail
  • You will be required to deal with people of various backgrounds and abilities on a day-to day basis

 

FARMER’S MARKET VOLUNTEER

  • Saturday mornings at Perth City Farm.
  • Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at the farm and assist with the set-up or packdown and maintenance of a vibrant Perth City Farm Stall
  • Ideally volunteers would commit to a minimum time commitment of one month.
  • This position requires good motor skills, attention to detail and the ability to pick up new tasks easily
  • Suited to someone who is able to complete medium manual handling
  • General duties:
    • Contribute to the set up or pack down of the Perth City Farm Stall
    • Creatively display and restock the fresh and general produce
    • Ensure the stall looks clean and tidy
    • Communicate with visitors, staff and fellow volunteers in a positive and inclusive manner
    • Work collaboratively as part of a team
  • This role requires a person with excellent verbal communication skills and a creative flair
  • We require reasonable physical strength as the ability to lift fresh produce bags (up to 15kg) is essential
  • You will be required to deal with people of various backgrounds and abilities
  • ***We’d love to know if you have skills an experience with marketing and social media!

 

Nursery stall plant guru

  • Saturday mornings at Perth City Farm.
  • Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at our Farmer’s Market, selling a variety of seasonal herbs, vegetable and flowers that are produced within our nursery
  • This position requires an interest in plants, though not necessarily an existing knowledge
  • It is suited to someone who is able to complete light to medium manual handling and who is able to self manage and
    to work within a team
  • General duties:
    • Setting up and packing down the plant stall and understanding where plants can be taken from within the nursery
    • Selling to and assisting members of the public with plant purchases and possibly advice
    • Learning about seasonality and growing tips for herbs, vegetables and flowers
    • Assisting with upkeep and dry spot checking within the nursery as required
  • This role requires a person with reasonable physical strength and attention to detail
  • You will be required to deal with people of various backgrounds and abilities every week

 

RECYCLING HUB ASSISTANT

  • Extremely flexible hours Monday – Saturday, provided volunteers can self-manage and have good attention to detail.
  • Are you enthusiastic about sustainability and recycling? We’d love your help to manage the Community Recycling Hub we have at Perth City Farm
  • The recycling hub has become so popular it is extremely difficult to keep up with – it takes just one person to fill up a drawer with items they’ve collected from their workplace to set us back more than a month in workload!
  • We need assistance to sort, box and post the items we have collected for recycling
  • This position requires attention to detail to ensure correct sorting of items and may involve some medium to heavy lifting
  • General duties:
    • Sorting through recycling collections and removing contaminating items
    • Boxing up collections and labelling appropriately
    • Delivering medium to heavy items to the post office – either a local post office and transporting via the CAT bus or using your personal vehicle. Items can go to any post office
    • If interested; additional project involving investigating and analysing different avenues to expand the recycling hub to re-direct more items from landfill.
  • This role requires a person with reasonable physical strength and preferably access to a personal vehicle

 

How to Apply

  1. Read the position description and make sure it suits your abilities, interests and availability
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. Our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you within five working days and invite you to an induction session
  4. You will attend the induction session and get started as a new volunteer.

 

If none of these positions appeal to you there are other ways to get involved. If you have a special skill you’d like to offer, please don’t hesitate to send us an email (to admin@perthcityfarm.org.au) with your thoughts and availability and we will get back to you.

 

For more information on volunteering please read our Volunteer page.