Seeking a Volunteer Coordinator and Permablitz Coordinators!

PrilogoPermaculture Saskatchewan looking for volunteers: a person to help with volunteer coordination, and one or more persons to help coordinate permablitzes.

The volunteer coordinator is a volunteer position, with an approximate commitment of 5 hours a week from April – September. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan members in order to strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them.

The permablitz coordinator is a person who would help organize one or more permablitzes during the year. The time requirements will vary and will be busiest as we near a permablitz date. The person will work with the design team for the permablitz to get things ready for the day it happens.

Who is the Permablitz Guild of Permaculture Saskatchewan?

The Permablitz Guild is the organizing committee for permablitzes, through Permaculture Saskatchewan. A permablitz is an organized gathering of community members with the intention of transforming space (usually an urban backyard) into a productive ecosystem through permaculture design. The host and permaculture designer plan the design in advance and on the permablitz day everyone pitches in to help make this vision a reality. Many hands make light work!

Find out more about permablitzes with Permaculture Saskatchewan HERE.

Please review the positions below. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue, please send an email to permablitz@permasask.ca.


Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan

Reports to: The Permaculture Saskatchewan Permablitz Guild. The Volunteer Coordinator will attend Permablitz Guild meetings weekly.

Term: 1 year term (renewable)

Hours: Monthly guild meeting (2 hours) and other activities (minimum 6 hours per month)

Position Overview: The guild committee has identified that assistance with permablitz days would be very helpful. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan membership so we can strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them

Skills: First steps will include surveying the membership and cataloguing volunteer interests. Helpful skills include:

  • experience with computer applications for surveying
  • volunteer coordination
  • proficiency working with a diverse group of people

Start date: We hope to start this position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.


Position title: Permablitz Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan

Reports to: This position will work with an individual/team of designers to help coordinate blitz day.

Term: Coordinators will be assigned/pick which permablitz(es) they would like to help organize

Hours: Time requirements will vary. Coordination is generally busier closer to blitz day.

Position Overview: Work with the host, volunteer coordinator and the designer to plan the logistics of the permablitz. Help to match member interests to activities that will be occurring on blitz day.

Skills: Organizational skills and knowledge of permablitzes would be helpful.

Start date: We hope to start these position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.

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Permablitz! – Sunday May 1, 2016

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The 2016 permablitz season is about to begin.

On Sunday May 1 we’ll gather in a front yard in the Meadowgreen neighbourhood to dig swales for water catchment, prepare planting beds for herbs, flowers, vegetables, berry bushes and native seeds, and retrofit some rain barrels.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information please email: permablitz@permasask.ca.

Permablitzes are a great way to learn about permaculture design in a hands on way.  No experience necessary. There’s a variety of jobs to do whatever you experience or physical ability.

To find out more about permablitzes click on the permablitz tab above or click here.

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Permaculture Saskatchewan March Potluck & Meeting – Wednesday March 16, 2016

Eat, Write and Be Merry

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Wednesday March 16

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre – upstairs

202 Avenue C South

Have you been meaning to write your City Councillor about an issue close to your heart but keep putting it off or don’t know quite how to get started? Well procrastinate no more. We’ve come up with a few templates for letters close to our hearts which you can use to get yourself started. The topics we’ve chosen are rainwater management in the city, active transportation in the city and a long-time favourite back yard chickens in the city.

So bring a food dish to share for the potluck and a pen and paper or your laptop to write with. If you are not sure who the councillor is for your ward, we can show you where to look that up, as well as where you can submit an email to him or her online.

We will meet upstairs at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

Doors open at 6:00 pm.
We’ll eat around 6:30.
We’ll clean-up and should be ready to start letter writing by 7:30.

We will go through a few tips for letter writing, do an overview of the letters, and then set right down and write a letter or two.

While we have come up with three issues that we think are important, feel free to come with other ideas.

Everyone welcome