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Organic Seed Sale Fundraising Coordinator

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers - Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter Section d'Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: French

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Sep 6, 2019


Volunteer Wanted!

Senior Organic Gardeners Leadership Team Members
Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter

Organic Seed Sale Fundraising Coordinator

This volunteer position is an opportunity for a well-organized, experienced volunteer to take charge of the Annual Spring Organic Seed Sales Fundraiser for Senior Organic Gardeners. It is an opportunity to get to know Canadian Organic Growers – our local Ottawa Chapter and the organic sector as well as to make a huge contribution to the local fundraising for Senior Organic Gardeners.

An overview of this role involves:
* Becoming aware of the issues relating to organic seeds (germination, packaging dates, value of organic seeds;
• Contacting organic seed companies requesting donations (in-kind) for organic seeds as a fundraiser for Senior Organic Gardeners;
• Recruiting new organic seed companies for donations;
• Contacting host locations negotiating dates and times where seeds can be sold
• Recruiting new host locations for seed sales;
• Setting a realistic calendar of organization of the seed sales in conjunction with Hosts for sales, other organic seed events;
• Recruiting well organized volunteers to take the seed sales (cash only) to host locations with the help of organic gardening experts to give advice on planting the seeds.
• Recruit organic gardeners experts to accompany sales people at all sales
• Keep records of sales, present cash & cash reports to SOG Team Leader for deposit and transfer to COG OSO treasurer.

The calendar timeline is as follows:
• Contact the Organic Seed Companies for promise of seed donations in the early spring.
• Contact host locations in east, west and south Ottawa proposing dates and times of sales for March and April
• Creation of posters with all Organic Seed Sale Locations, dates, times and names of seed donor companies.
• Promotion Campaign from early-February through March and April
• Organic Seed Sales take place
• Organic Seed Sales on request
• Summary Report: Organic Seed Sale: Seed Donors, Seed Sales Hosts, Dates, times, Funds raised. Each sale has a Cash Flow Report (sales, expenses, etc)
• Report to the COG OSO Steering Committee

Are you interested?
Brouse our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/0rganic-seed-sales/
Contact: sog.margaret@gmail.com or call 613 834 5091
Send your CV, ask for an Application Form & provide 2 references
Expect a call within a couple of weeks.


Margaret Tourond-Townson

613 834 5091

Ext: N/A


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1465 Kamouraska Circle, Orleans ON K1C 3J1


Good for people interested in: Environment; Administration/Office; Communications and Marketing; Accounting and finance

You will be working with: Men; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
It is an opportunity to get to know Canadian Organic Growers – our local Ottawa Chapter and the organic sector.

How will the organization benefit?
You could make a huge contribution to the local fundraising for Senior Organic Gardeners.

Organization category: Environment

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes