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Village Gardens Farmers Market Manager – Village Gardens is seeking qualified applicants for a new Farmers Market Manager position.  The Village Market Manager will work to 1) increase access to locally produced agricultural products through farmers market expansion and the development of sustainable market management infrastructure, 2) expand the customer base of the farmers market through improved outreach and marketing, and 3) expand and diversify vendor participants.  During the market season, The Farmers Market Manager will be responsible for all aspects of market operations including: managing the market application process and vendor selection, managing vendor relationships, coordinating market set-up and break-down each day, assisting vendors with sales, market counts, supervising volunteers, and managing the promotion of the market. Send resumes and cover letters to Melissa Allen at Position deadline has been extended until 5pm, Monday, December 29th. Click here for the full job posting.

Check back in January 2015 for Food Works Summer 2015 volunteer internship positions!



Food Works Program and Farm– Volunteers interested in working with a successful youth leadership program and youth-run farm should contact Leslie at to learn more about our current volunteer opportunities!

Food Works Farm Volunteer Groups –  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 Leslie 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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