Work-Trade Opportunities at The Living Centre
We are happy to offer this work-trade opportunity at The Living Centre. The work-trade gives you an opportunity to attend the workshop or training of your choice in exchange for work that will support the Centre's needs and growth. Expect to participate in a diversity of work experiences.
The work-trade positions are generally available for those who can commute to and from the Centre. Some work-trades positions are offered to those attending our Certification or Mentorship programs but do not live within commuting distance to the Centre. In this case, work-trade times will be arranged with the facilitator.
For those who will be staying on property at the Centre to fulfill their work-trade obligations there is an accommodation fee which will not be covered by work-trade.
Cost for accommodations during work-trade days:
- Tenting - bring your own - $10 for each person per night
- Shared Cabins - bring your own bedding $25 a night - $15 a night for second person
Facilities include: Fully equipped outdoor kitchen, cedar outdoor shower, washing area. Please be prepared to supply your meals, beddings and toiletries. If this is not possible contact to Centre to make other arrangements.
The above fee is different to our standard accommodation fees: Click here for accommodation fees during weekend workshops & weeklong trainings
Needs of the Centre include:
- Working in the gardens, greenhouse and orchards
- Helping with the beautification of the Centre - cleaning, organizing etc.
- Office work
- Advertising & promotion
- Computer/tech work
- Visual arts
- Public relations
- Handyman, carpenter
The positions are part-time. People accepted for the work-trade will be selected based on experience, a persons consistent availability on certain days, and a willingness to support the needs of the Centre.
Most positions give $12 an hour credit. Once you have accumulated enough hours you may participate in the workshop of your choice. The work-exchange does not include the correspondence courses, private consultations or products. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals with a strong interest to learn, grow and share.
Herbal-Forest Garden Assistant Positions
We are looking for a couple of enthusiastic and energetic individuals with a strong interest in nature and plants. Ideally open to graduates to one of our Herbalism, Forest Gardening Mentorship or Permaculture Courses. This position is to also assist during workshops/trainings and mentorship programs. This position is with folks with experience and to go deeper into the work and field of study.
- Successful applicants need to be:
- Easy going and friendly person;
- Have a strong desire to learn about herbal medicine;
- Enjoy working in the elements;
- Be committed and reliable for 1 day per week;
- Have own transportation; and be physically able to work in our herb and forest gardens.
Here are the links to the Permaculture & Mentorship Programs:
Please contact us for more information and to discuss your opportunity to give and receive through active participation at The Living Centre.
We look forward to meeting you.