Work at Bounty Farm this Summer as a SCYEC Crew Leader!

Are you interested in working outdoors this summer? Would you like to lead and mentor Sonoma County youth as they learn valuable skills on our community farm? 

Come work for Petaluma People Services Center as a SCYEC Crew Leader. The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) is a program for young people who want to earn money while working outside and learning about the environment.

Through this program, you will supervise a crew of 8 youth (16 – 24 years old) as they gain work-readiness and transferable skills assisting in all aspects of a sustainable farm operation on Bounty Farm. Your responsibilities include working with Bounty Farm staff to develop a schedule and crew duties, safety training, tracking attendance and performance, working alongside crew members on the farm, and much more.

History:

Since 2008,  Petaluma Bounty partners every summer with the Employment Department at Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) to employ a crew of young people at Bounty Farm.  Sonoma County youth have the unique opportunity to apply to be part of the county-wide, Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) each spring; a program that places environmental stewardship and community work at the center of their employment opportunities.

Petaluma Bounty is proud to be a partner in this incredible county-wide  program, and we receive a crew of 5-8 young people each summer. Youth placed at Bounty Farm engage in all aspects of farm production including greenhouse maintenance, planting, watering, harvesting, weeding, and small construction projects. We are committed to providing an educational experience to our youth work crew to enhance their hands-on work with topics that include sustainable agriculture and community work. The youth crew have also supported Bounty Farm produce sales at the Farmacy at the Petaluma Health Center, and the on-site Farm Stand. 

More Information:

Please see the complete 2018 Crew Leader Job Description here. This temporary position lasts from early June until mid-August. If this sounds like the job for you or have any questions at all, please email [email protected].

For more information about the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, please visit our webpage here.

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