Food Works Youth Employment

Are you 14-18? Want to have fun, build leadership skills, work hard, and make money? Come work for Food Works!  Learn more about Food Works here or check out the positions below to find out more about what opportunities are available!

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Summer Crew

If you're interested in getting involved with Food Works, the summer crew is where everyone starts! Summer Crew is an 8-week leadership training program that introduces a team of 10 youth to Food Works' farm and business. Summer crew youth work at the Food Works Farm, attend workshops on leadership, team building, job skills, plan and cook meals at the farm, and volunteer in the community.  Summer Crew youth earn a stipend of $150 every two weeks ($600 total + a $100 bonus), a monthly Trimet bus pass, school credit, and eligibility for future Food Works leadership positions!

Summer Crew 2017 runs Junethrough August..  The weekly schedule is Wednesday - Friday, 9am-3pm. Keep an eye out for 2018 applications in the Spring!

Market Crew

Market youth run all aspects Food Works for during the Summer (June - August). They are youth who have already gone through the Summer Program and have come back for another season!

Market Crew continue to build leadership and job skills by planning, harvesting, and managing Food Works' 2.25-acre organic farm, managing the weekly CSA, running the booths at St. Johns and New Columbia Farmers Markets, and leading Summer Program.

Market Crew 2017 runs from June 16- August 26. Market Crew members work Wednesday-Friday and some Saturdays at the farmers market. Market Crew Leaders work an extra day on Tuesday to plan for the week.


If you have completed Summer Program and want to be a part of Market Crew, please contact Leslie Heimer at or call the office at (503) 943-5633! Applications for Market Crew 2018 will be available in mid-April!

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Academic Year Program

Academic Year Program (AYP) crew works during the school year from September through May. AYP members evaluate Food Works farm and business and create the next year's farm plan and marketing and sales projections. Throughout the school year, they continue to explore leadership, food justice, social justice, and how they can support their community.

Academic Year Program work on Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm. Crew Leaders have an extra planning session on Tuesday evenings.

If you have completed Summer Program and want to be a part of Academic Year Program, please contact Leslie Heimer at or call (503) 943-5633!