Farming Internship

2015 InternsProvidence Farm is seeking four awesome interns to complete the Farm team for the 2015 season.  This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and work with some great people.  If you have a keen interest in experiencing a full season immersed in the hard work of organic farming and are committed to working respectfully in an environment with a diversity of people with varying abilities please read the message and posting below.  For intern testimonials please click here.

A message from Providence Farms’ Farm Manager Abe Wahi (@abewahi)

“We are loFarmer Abeoking at a blockbuster season for 2015. We are increasing the market garden by 50% & quadrupling the size of our cutting edge CSA, we are also building our animal husbandry program by adding cattle to graze and fertilise the fields and raising broiler chickens.
I’ve been managing farm operations for 5 seasons, and during that time I have trained 18 interns. At Providence Farm we are offering you an exciting opportunity, not only do you get the standard opportunity to really push your body to the limits gaining the muscle memory necessary to become a successful field worker but more importantly you get to work with an experienced educator teaching you the tips and tricks to help you become a successful farmer. Also working approximately 40 hours a week you will get ample time to appreciate a day of satisfying hard work, and still have lots of time to rest and relax and enjoy all that the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island have to offer. 2015 Jocelyn
Of course you are coming here to farm, but Providence Farm will be a wonderful place to call home during your months here, no matter where you look you will see big smiles, hearty waves and a wonderful sense of community. I look forward to receiving your application, meeting you and if we’re a good fit – working with you on what is looking like an amazing summer of farming.”

Farmer Abe

2015 MarketPlease read through the 2015 Internship Job Description and Internship Details before filling out the application.

2015 Internship Job Description

Internship Details

Internship Application 

To apply please email the completed application, resume and references to

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Annual Campaign

cover 20142015This year, the Farm celebrated 35 years of service to community.  From humble beginnings to a diverse offering of therapeutic programs, and now providing over 9,000 program spaces annually, the Farm is tightly woven into the social fabric of the Cowichan Valley and is proud to be so.

As a way to commemorate the year, Farm volunteers produced a short video titled “All You Need is Gloves” (which is best enjoyed when humming the tune from The Beatles’ 1967 hit “All You Need is Love”).    This idea seemed to fit us so perfectly – we provide a loving, caring and accepting environment for all, while donning gloves and working hard to care for the beautiful 400 acre farm gifted us by the Sisters of St. Ann.  Because we had so much fun compiling pictures and video clips of Farm staff, participants, volunteers, and partners wearing gloves, we wanted to share them with you in our Annual Giving Campaign brochure. 

As we reflect on our 35th anniversary and look ahead to our 36th year of service to community, we are excited.  We had a couple of retirements last year, but have brought on some terrific new staff with new experiences and ideas.  Our therapeutic programming has taken some new and interesting paths incorporating wet felting, yoga, more access to gardening for those who are less ambulatory and the expansion of the line of wood working products made by program participants.  Our Small Engine Repair program has broadened to be a Farm Fix-It Shop and our Clothing Outreach Program now engages participants in the organizing and “selling” of used clothes.  We are serving more in community than ever before and are proud to be doing so.

As with any registered charity, the path to delivering meaningful programming starts with the support and generosity of people like you.  You attend our fundraising events, purchase our Farm-grown produce and eggs at Farmers’ Markets, shop in our General Store for great Farm treasurers and – most importantly – believe that our work and the individuals we serve are important.  I ask for your support during this Annual Giving Campaign so that we can continue to provide opportunities for individuals with mental and physical challenges to learn, love, laugh and, most importantly, belong.  Every little bit helps. 

From the bottom of our hearts – thank you.  

With love, and gloves,

Karen Bittner
Executive Director


Down load the 2014/2015 Annual Giving Champaign Brochure here: 2014-15 AGC brochure

Get your donation in before December 31st and be entered to win a two night family stay at the lovely Affinity Guesthouse (Valued at $1500!).  Affinity Guesthouse Website

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In the comments section of the online payment form, you have the option of specifying that your donation go to the Annual Campaign..

If you prefer to mail your contribution, with cheque payable to Providence Farm, our address is:

Providence Farm
1843 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC
V9L 5L6

Employment Opportunities

Staff Are you looking for Right Livelihood? Providence Farm is a great place to work and be an active part of the community we’re building here everyday.

Current Openings
Providence Farm is currently seeking to fill the position of General Relief and Farm Internships.  Please see the job descriptions below for more information.

Farm Internship 2015

General Relief – November 2014

Please email your expression of interest and a resume to

Any questions?

Inquiries may be directed to