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Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Hidden Harvest
Hidden Harvest Ottawa

1126 Apolydor Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H8B2

E-mail: info@hiddenharvestottawa.ca
Web: http://ottawa.hiddenharvest.ca/

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

Hidden Harvest Ottawa is a volunteer-based social enterprise engaged in revealing, harvesting and sharing the fruit and nuts around Ottawa. Through our volunteer-led harvests, educational programs,
and partnerships, we seek to make good use of local food and inspire community members to steward the bounty growing in their own neighbourhood. We bring together diverse groups of energetic volunteers who while experiencing the pleasures of harvesting, get educated on local fruit and nut trees and the people in need in their neighboUrhood. We believe that these actions contribute to the well-being of our volunteers and our community. Through Hidden Harvest’s activities we nurture a tree friendly city which has a significant positive impact on climate change and sustainability.
More details:
We are committed to getting food that would otherwise go to waste to those who can use it. We have access to public and private property. We share each harvest in four (4) ways:
- 1⁄4 goes to the nearest food agency (shelter, food bank, etc)
- 1⁄4 is shared with the homeowner (on private property)
- 1⁄4 is shared with the volunteer harvesters
- 1⁄4 goes back to Hidden Harvest Ottawa (used in outreach activities, sponsored events or shared with local food processors & restaurants)

Core Values
- We believe in stewarding food tree friendly cities
- We believe in rescuing food from trees that would otherwise go to waste
- We believe in sharing food with people in need
- We believe in engaging local diverse groups of volunteers to build stronger communities


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Hidden Harvest Ottawa
As we plan for our 7th year of programming, we are preparing for growth and our advisory committee is looking for two (2) new members! We welcome people from diverse backgrounds who are able to commit to monthly meetings and who have a passion for leading Trainings and Volunteer Management or Accounting and Bookkeeping.

We are looking for folks with some combination of the following values & skills:

- A strong commitment to Hidden Harvest Ottawa values, mission, and goals;
- Ability to commit a minimum of 6 hours/month to Hidden Harvest Ottawa’s monthly Advisory Committee meetings (2 hours/month) and more as needed based on your interests and the needs of the organization (4+ hours);
- Experience in non-profit/charitable/social enterprise organizational management;
- Knowledge of Ottawa's urban harvest (local fruit and nuts) and of the city's local context are an asset;
- Experience or interest in volunteer management, including: planning/delivering training, assisting with volunteer scheduling and retention, communicating with and supporting our community of amazing volunteers; OR
- Experience in or knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping, including:management of bank reconciliations and general ledgers, preparing documentation for CRA tax returns and Advisory Committee review (such as income statements, balance sheets, etcs) in order to assist in budget/program planning.


Please submit your resume and a short written letter (300 words or less) on your experience, interests, and why you think you could be an excellent addition to our Advisory Committee. Please send all applications to info@hiddenharvestottawa.ca and be sure to write “Advisory Committee Member Interest - your name” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We can't wait to hear from you!
Location: Since our work largely takes place in the great outdoors, we don't have an official office!
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019