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We're hiring a delivery driver for our CSA, and have one more spot for our CSA Packer position as well...read on for more info!


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CSA Delivery

Glen Valley Organic Farm runs a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, serving over 250 households in Vancouver and the Western Fraser Valley. We are seeking a part-time driver to help us with delivering our weekly harvest boxes.


Glen Valley Organic Farm is seeking a temporary, part-time driver to deliver our CSA Harvest Boxes. Interested in getting quality organic food out to families across the lower mainland? Read on!


Requirements:

• MUST have a valid BC Class 5 Driver License (No N / L)

• Must be available to work on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 23 weeks (see below for detailed description of dates)

• Ability to drive a diesel cube van with a 16’ box

• Strong organizational skills

• Ability to lift up to 40 lbs repetitively and use a dolly

• Ability to drive in traffic

• Clean drivers abstract

• Must pass a criminal background check


Experience:

• Efficient time management

• Great knowledge of the lower mainland area

• Ability to follow the direction of Supervisor/ Dispatcher

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Capable of working under time constraints to get boxes delivered to members on time

• Positive attitude, good communication skills in front of members, and ability to work well in a team environment

• Previous Courier or delivery driver experience with Skip the Dishes, Save on Foods, UPS, FedEx, etc. is an asset.


Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

• Load, deliver and unload between 200-230 rubbermaid totes that will weigh between 10 to 25 lbs weekly to 15 delivery locations.

• Follow inventory by drop off location and carefully review member box labels to ensure location delivery is correct.

• Plan travel schedules and routes, use maps and other trip planning aids.

• Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle, record trip information such as vehicle mileage, fuel costs and any problems.

• Pick up and deliver empty rubbermaid totes at the end of each delivery and return delivery vehicle.


What we have to offer:

Job Types: Temporary, Part-time

Hours to complete route: Approximately 11-15 hours/week

Salary: $20.00 per hour of work


More about our CSA Delivery for 2021:

For 23 weeks of each year our farm packs about 200 boxes of produce for delivery to subscribers in the Lower Mainland. These boxes are delivered over two days -- Wednesdays and Thursdays -- to 15 pick-up locations in Langley, Coquitlam, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Vancouver.


We pack our boxes in standard Rubbermaid totes. All boxes are clearly labeled and correspond to a packing list. Each box weighs between 10 and 25 lbs.


Approximately 50 deliveries on Wednesdays go to 5 locations in Langley, Coquitlam and New Westminster. Departing our farm at noon, the route is 98 km and the delivery time is approximately 4 hours.


An additional 150 boxes are delivered on Thursdays, going to 10 locations in Burnaby, North Vancouver and Vancouver. Departing from our farm at 9:00 a.m. the route is 157 km and the delivery time is approximately 7 hours.


Each route distance and timing includes returning empty bins to the farm at the end of the day.


Our 2021 deliveries are scheduled as follows:

• 5-6 May

• 19-20 May

• 2-3 June

• Weekly thereafter on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 23 June through 28 October.


To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and availability in the position, in pdf format to info@glenvalleycsa.com

CSA Packers

Glen Valley Organic Farm runs a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, serving over 250 households in Vancouver and the Western Fraser Valley. We are seeking a part-time packing assistant to help us with packing our weekly harvest boxes.

This is a part-time position, which requires one day a week (Wednesday), every week on our farm working in our Harvest Shed (indoors) from May through October (26 weeks). We expect the tasks of this position to take between 6-8 hours/week (some variability from week to week as the season gets busier).

Qualities we are seeking for our team:

● Organized, with a strong attention to detail and diligence

● Reliable - the CSA runs every week, rain or shine

● Endurance & positive attitude - we are on our feet for most of the day doing repetitive tasks

● A sense of humour & enjoys working with others

● Ability to multi-task and keep a steady work pace

● Values local, organic farm produce & serving our community with quality, healthy food

● Ability to communicate with other team members in an effective & constructive manner

Our CSA Produce Packer is responsible for:

● Washing & preparing 100-200 rubbermaid totes for packing

● Reading & following pack lists and organizing the packing area set-up

● Lifting crates of produce upwards of 20-50 lbs each (knowing when to ask for help..)

● Taking good care of your body, ensuring good ergonomics

● Weighing and bagging produce

● Assisting with packing 200+ totes with 9-12+ different products

● Loading/Unloading and use of a pallet jack

CSA Administrative Assistant (Wednesday) - OPTION to express interest

Note that we are also hiring a CSA Administrative Assistant. Candidates for the packing position could express interest in this position as well, thereby increasing the number of hours of work over the course of the position.

This position pays minimum wage ($15.20/hour) with bonus access to produce ‘seconds’ and market returns, plus 50 acres to explore during breaks in work. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to: info@glenvalleycsa.com


For more information you can reach us at info@glenvalleycsa.com or by calling:

- Shirlene Cote (Earth Apple Organic Farm) at 778-82-2683

- Chris Bodnar (Close to Home Organics) at 604-897-1111