The City of Vancouver needs YOU for our Food Scraps Green Team!


The City of Vancouver is looking for Ambassadors to promote its Food Scraps Program at public events across the City from April to August of 2013.  You will be responsible for educating the public about the expanded Food Scraps Collection Program.

Residents can now put ALL food scraps – including meat, fish, bones, pasta, bread and food-soiled paper – in the green bin along with yard trimmings.  Up to 40% of household garbage consists of food scraps, so this program provides a significant way for residents in houses and duplexes to reduce waste.  To be phased in over 10 weeks starting in May, the City is changing the waste collection schedule to weekly green bin pick-up and every other week garbage pickup.

We need your help to motivate and educate residents on how to participate in the Food Scraps Program.  We’re seeking community-minded people who want to make a difference and help Vancouver residents understand the importance of participating in the food scraps collection program.  Strong intercultural communications are required and the ability to speak Punjabi or Cantonese is a bonus!  Familiarity with Vancouver neighbourhoods and events is also an asset.

The Work.  Ambassadors will be trained in advance and will work in pairs for each shift, which will last a minimum of four hours.  Teams will engage residents at events, festivals, and community centres, and through door-to-door outreach.  A 16 hour minimum commitment is required of Green Team Ambassadors between April and August. Successful candidates may be eligible to work up to 40 hours as part of this program.  Initial sign-ups will take place in mid-March.

The Rewards.

·       Get paid $14 per hour for each hour worked

·       The fun and satisfaction of helping Vancouver become the world’s greenest city and inspiring others to live sustainably

·       Meet other Vancouver residents in an on-the-ground outreach effort to raise awareness and build community.

·       Gain meaningful, sustainability-related work experience

To Apply. In the text of an email, please provide:

1.   Your name

2.   Contact info: email, phone and home address

3.   Indicate any blocks of time in April – August where you will NOT be available (estimates are ok)

4.   Confirm availability for the paid, MANDATORY two-hour training on the afternoon of Saturday, March 16 and that you can commit to a minimum of 16 hours over the course of the project

5.   Languages spoken

6.   Explain why you would like to be a Community Ambassador and how your previous outreach and/or sustainability experience prepares you to engage a diverse range of Vancouver residents (4-5 lines maximum)

7.   Note how you learned about this opportunity

Please submit your application responses to Serina Evers at by Sunday, March 3.  Spaces are limited, apply now!

For More Information, contact Serina Evers at

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