Internship, Produce for the People - Corvallis

Contact Info
Sue Domingues
Degree Not Required

Our Mission: Produce for the People garden grows fresh, nutritious food for low-income individuals and agencies while providing opportunities for gardeners of all ages to grow, learn, and contribute to their community.

We are an organic community garden with over 12,500 sq. ft. of vegetables, berries and fruit trees, a greenhouse, and an outdoor kitchen. The space is collaboratively managed by a small group of volunteers, with larger groups attending single-time work parties and workshops. Our harvest is donated to local food banks and agencies, and taken home by garden members. Last year we donated over 1800 lbs. of produce!

We are looking for quarterly interns during the 2014-15 school year. Internship duties and responsibilities will vary, depending on individual talents and interests. Potential tasks include: attending work parties, weighing and donating produce, outreach to the community, connecting with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, leading work parties or workshops, leading youth activities, providing healthy food tastings at our outdoor kitchen, and grant writing. Our leadership committee provides training and support for this position.  This internship is not paid. Please send resumes and a brief cover letter about why you want to work with a community garden to:

Target population: Produce for the People donates food to the South Corvallis Food Bank, Community Outreach, and soup kitchens, among other agencies. We have partnered for volunteers and workshops with Corvallis Parks and Rec Youth Volunteer Corps, the Center for Civic Engagement, 4-H, and Master Gardeners. Last year approximately 600 volunteers attended 1800 hours of work parties, and 203 individuals took home 1500 lbs of produce.

What interns do at this site: attend work parties, harvest, weigh and donate produce, outreach to the community, connect with local food and volunteer -related agencies to foster partnerships, lead work parties or workshops, lead youth activities, provide healthy food tastings in our outdoor kitchen and grant writing (specific responsibilities will vary by interest and skill level.).