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Village Gardens is hiring a Community egg committeePrograms Manager!  The position responsibilities include overall management of adult-led programs at Village Gardens including community gardens and livestock projects, community health worker programming, microenterprise development, and adult leadership support. Specifically, the Community Programs Manager will work to develop a robust Community Health Worker program and implement a tiered leadership structure to support adult participants to engage in effective community health promotion and organizing. Program development efforts of this position will involve helping to more fully integrate health promotion and food production activities and building capacity of adult leaders to guide and direct future program growth. The Community Programs Manager supervises the full-time Community Organizer, and a group of Community Health Worker volunteers.  Additionally, this person will supervise community-based staff positions that are funded/developed in the future. Click here for full position announcement. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off.  Optional voluntary coverage also available.  Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract. Please submit cover letter that includes salary expectations and your resume to Amber Baker at or mail to her  c/o Janus Youth Programs, Inc., 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, Oregon 97232.  Position closes Monday 8/18/2014 at 9:00 a.m.


Food Works Summer Volunteer Intern Positions – Food Works is recruiting interns for summer 2014. Do you have a passion for cooking, empowering young leaders, growing sustainable farms, marketing organic produce, or teaching job and academic skills to teenagers? If you answered yes, then you we’ve got the volunteer internship for you. Food Works is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer internship positions: (please download a position description)

Food Works Farm Volunteer Groups – Food Works youth farm plans to host volunteer groups of 10 to 20 volunteers each Saturday this spring from 10am to 2pm. Volunteer groups will have the opportunity to join Food Works youth leaders in their work  seeding, planting, weeding, and maintaining their Sauvie Island Farm.  Please contact Mikael at to coordinate a volunteer group or fill out our online volunteer group registration form.

Village Market Store - What Are Your Special Talents & Skills? Village Market needs you! You! Your muscle, willing hands, and organizing skill! Your nice smile, ideas, or heart-warming soup! Help us stock shelves, count inventory, and sparkle up pans, Make sure the milk’s chill and the onions don’t stink! Have a blast! Cook! Learn stuff! Make new friends, do good work! Make signs? update the website? You bet! You can put what you do on your resume, & have great feelings about your day. Volunteer for Village Market! Just drift in the door, sign our volunteer form. Help out just two or three hours a week! Call today, or come right in. 503-943-5644 

Join Our Team!

Are you a resident of St. Johns Woods, New Columbia, or the Tamaracks?  Do you have family and friends who are a part of those communities?  Please contact us at 503-286-2099 so we can help to find a way for you to become involved in one of our programs, as a gardener, a youth leader, a committee member, or to get your kids into the Garden Club.

Support Our Work!

Your donation helps our Community Leaders to help their community.  To make a tax-deductible donation to Village Gardens, please follow this link You can also send a check to Village Gardens, Janus Youth Programs, 707 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232.  Foundations interested in our programs are encouraged to contact Amber Baker at, or Rosalie Karp at

Become a Customer!

Help the ongoing success of Village Gardens by shopping with us! Visit the Village Market in North Portland or look for Food Works Produce. Food Works youth can be found at the Portland Farmer’s Market at PSU, and the St. Johns Farmer’s Market on Saturdays during the summer.  Food Works products can also be purchased at the New Seasons Market Arbor Lodge store on N Interstate and at the Village Market. You can also support Food Works by becoming a CSA Member.

Spread the Word!

Share about our projects with everyone you know.  We hope that our work can help to support positive community development in other areas around Portland and the country. Link to this site at

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Download the intern position description and submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan Schoonover at rschoonover@janusyouth.orgRecruitment for both internships is ongoing and open until filled. If you are interested please apply asap!

Village Gardens is implementing a diverse range of fundraising strategies through the end of 2012.  We are looking for qualified, motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in developing skills in fundraising campaigns while working with a vibrant and diverse community.  Fundraising Assistants can work remotely with the expectation that occasional on-site meetings occur and consistent communication occur weekly.  We are seeking individuals who are able to volunteer a total of 10-20 hours a week. 

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