Summer 2024 Jobs

OPIRG Kingston is hiring!


OPIRG Kingston has four available Canada Summer Jobs* positions this year, two of which are with our working groups Mutual Aid Gardens and Roots & Wings.

Check out our postings below!

* See job postings for eligibility requirements


with opirg Kingston

  • $16.55/hour, 270 hours
  • 9 consecutive weeks (start date must fall between June 3 and June 24, 2024)
  • Deadline: Friday May 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

The Social Researcher will seek to recognize, preserve and share local histories of oppression, resistance and liberation by building on OPIRG Kingston’s People’s History Project. This position requires strong research, analysis, and creative skills to write new content and disseminate the existing collection.



with opirg Kingston

  • $16.55/hour, 270 hours
  • 9 consecutive weeks (start date must fall between June 3 and June 24, 2024)
  • Deadline: Friday May 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

The Content Writer will research, write, and distribute relevant material related to pertinent social and environmental justice topics with the aim of disseminating informative, educational content while increasing OPIRG Kingston’s online presence. Please reference our blog, Instagram, and mandate. This position requires strong research, analysis and creative skills to write and share engaging, relevant content.


Gardens Coordinator

with Mutual Aid Gardens

  • 30 hours/week, $16.55/hour
  • June 24 to August 26, 2024 (9 weeks)
  • Deadline: Friday May 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

Mutual Aid Gardens, a working group of OPIRG Kingston, is entering our fifth season of growing and sharing food. We are a volunteer-run network based in and around Katarokwi/Kingston. We aim to improve access to fresh food and create stronger community bonds in the context of ever-increasing capitalist individualism/nuclear family structures. We don’t rely on those in power to fix things for us – instead, we come together and share space, harvests, and learn new skills.

The Gardens Coordinator will plant, harvest and care for small-scale plots in and around Kingston, ON and Wolfe Island, ON. They will coordinate volunteer work days, Really Really Free Markets, and spearhead other initiatives as required.


Marketing Coordinator

with Roots & Wings

  • May 13 – July 12, 2024
  • Total Wages: $4738.50
  • Approx. 270 hours (flexible)
  • Deadline: May 7, 2024

Roots and Wings Kingston is a working group under OPIRG Kingston. It serves youth of colour between the ages of 8 and 14 in Kingston, ON, with specific programming targeted towards girls, trans, Two-Spirit, and gender non-conforming adolescents. Through Roots and Wings, youth engage in structured and enjoyable activities centered around heritage building, community engagement, identity exploration, skill development, and social justice.

At R&W, we create programming through collaborative feminist praxes that encourages youth to explore their identities, engage in local and global social justice issues, be empowered to teach and share their skills and talents, and build community and connect with local activists. 

The Marketing Coordinator will help to promote Roots & Wings in the community, engaging with local organizations and groups that interact with racialized families in Kingston. This is a flexible role. The incumbent may work remotely for some of the tasks but will need to be local to the Kingston-region for in person outreach-related tasks.