We are currently hiring an Accreditation Program Manager to support the work of the Organic BC Accreditation Board. Full details.
If you’re looking for employment on an organic farm in BC, be sure to visit our job board.
If you’d like to volunteer your time and skills and learn more about how you can support our organization, please get in touch with us! Include details about your skills and interests and how you’d like to get involved.
We currently do not have any specific volunteer opportunities available. We will post all openings as soon as they arise.
On a tight budget but still want to experience all the great learning, networking, organic food and fun at our annual BC Organic Conference? Volunteer 10 – 12 hours during the conference in exchange for free registration to the full event.
Opportunities for the upcoming 2023 conference will be posted closer to the date.Learn more about the conference
The core work of the Accreditation Board is to accredit and/or recommend accreditation for member certification bodies, which, in turn, certify organic operators (farms and businesses) in BC.
The structure of the Accreditation Board ensures a balanced representation of interest. Members must demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity as well as specific knowledge and experience related to organic production, inspection and certification.
There are currently no openings, but if you’d like to learn more about future opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about the Accreditation Board
If you’d like to help support your neighbourhood farmer, sharpen your skills, or gain a better understanding of what it takes to run an organic farm, consider volunteering your time!
Each of Organic BC’s certification bodies (CBs) has a certification committee, made up of volunteers from the CB’s membership. The committee is responsible for assessing certification applications, evaluating operators’ compliance with the Canadian Organic Standards, and ultimately awarding certification status to organic operators.
If you’re interested in volunteering to be part of a certification committee, please contact your certification body directly.
The Organic Federation of Canada’s working groups are made up of volunteers from across the country with expertise in specific areas, such as livestock, poultry, particular crops, etc. Petitions for changes to the standards are received by the Organic Federation of Canada, then brought to the various working groups for discussion, research, and recommendation. The working groups have up to 20 members, who participate in the entire process of reviewing questions and petitions for changes.
Contact the Organic Federation of Canada to find out how to volunteer for a working group: email@example.com.
Have an analytical mind, interested in learning about how certification works, and want to make an impactful contribution to the organic community? Help in the interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards by joining the Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC)!
Become involved by joining one of the working groups in the next round of comment reviews, and/or volunteer on a certification committee and/or the Organic BC Accreditation Board to prepare for this important work. Contact the Organic Federation of Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We welcome inquiries from folks who want to join us in building a better food system. Get in touch!