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In-School Program Coordinator

The In-School Program Coordinator is an invaluable member of the Green Heart Project team whose primary responsibility is to manage and implement the garden-based, STEM-aligned “in-school” programming at both Mitchell Elementary and Sullivan’s Island Elementary School (grades PreK-5). This position will be responsible for teaching 5-7 garden-focused lessons/week, coordinating with and managing program volunteers, organizing and transporting lesson materials, and collaborating with the Program Director, in an effort to support the organization’s mission of educating students & cultivating community in an outdoor setting.

Qualifications

This is a 20 hour/week temporary position with the Green Heart Project under the supervision of the Program Director. This position will run for 13 weeks in the Fall (September to December), and 13 weeks in the Spring (January to May); the Fall start date for this position is August 27th, 2018.* This role is considered a 1099 independent contractor position, and will be compensated at a rate of $15/hour (up to 20 hrs/week).* CCSD school holidays will be observed and are unpaid (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break). 

See full job description: Program Coordinator Job Description_Final

For More Information

This position has been filled for the ’18-’19 school year. If you are interested in another position or have any questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell Program Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

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After-School Program Managers

Program Managers facilitate school garden programs and deliver the Green Heart Project after-school curriculum in a one-hour weekly lesson in the garden.  These educators connect students to healthy food through gardening, cooking, and creative lesson plans with the help of volunteer Green Heart Buddies.  They foster learning by inciting curiosity, original thinking, and discovery while creating an inclusive and safe environment for all participants.

We are HIRING for ’18-’19 after-school Program Managers! Priority Application Deadline: August 12, 2018.See below for more details.

Qualifications

Program Manager candidates will demonstrate excellent teaching, group management, communication and organizational skills. Importantly, candidates will have relevant experience teaching youth, preferably in a creative setting, and be willing and excited to integrate the natural world into explanations, connections and lesson content. After-School Program Managers must be available in the late afternoon, generally from 3-5pm, at least one day a week in order to run their program site. Occasionally program times will be earlier in the day. This is a paid position and is a 3-5 hour/week commitment. In addition to preparing for and teaching lessons, Program Managers coordinate materials and taste-tests, complete weekly surveys, and communicate with their volunteers and Garden Champion in order to build community around their school site.

For More Information

To learn more details about the position and how to apply, follow the link below. Priority Application Deadline: August 12, 2018. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: amanda@greenheartsc.org.

Click here to apply!

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Green Heart Buddies

We are currently seeking Green Heart Buddy volunteers for our ’18-’19 programs! Application Deadline Extended! August 31, 2018. Please Save the Date for our Fall Buddy Training on Tuesday September 4, from 5-6pm. 

Green Heart Buddies play a key role in helping grow our gardens, our community, and our young Green Heart Buddies through volunteering with one of our in-school and/or after-school programs.

Qualifications

Green Heart Buddies commit to one of our school garden programs for a semester, volunteering once a week for 1+ hours. They are urban farmers, teachers and mentors, working alongside our students, connecting, encouraging and supporting. We have three core values at the Green Heart Project and expect our volunteers to serve as role models by embodying these values:

Respect Yourself.
Respect your Green Heart Buddies.
Respect the Earth.

Green Heart Buddies do not need any prior gardening experience, just a passion for the Green Heart Project’s mission and an eagerness to give back to their community. Being reliable, timely, patient and respectful is a must, as Buddies serve as role models for all of our students!

Application Deadline Extended! August 31, 2018. Click here to apply!

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Garden Champions

As a Garden Champion volunteer, you will be part of our school garden and program team, in maintaining and loving our school gardens so that the space is always lesson ready and beautiful for our Green Heart Project programing. You will also join our programs, working alongside students as they learn about growing food. This is an essential role to ensure that our farm-to-school programs and our community outreach initiatives are effective and successful.

We’re currently in need of volunteer Garden Champions for our ’18-’19 programming. Priority Application Deadline: August 12, 2018. See details below.

Qualifications

If you are interested in a bigger garden responsibility you may wish to apply to be a Garden Champion at one of our school gardens. Garden Champions visit their assigned garden 2-3 times per week in order to care for, maintain and prepare the garden for lessons, under the direction of the Garden Coordinator.

For More Information

If you have questions about the position or application process, contact us at: nathan@greenheartsc.org. Priority Application Deadline: August 12, 2018. Click here to apply!

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Garden Volunteers

We are always looking for qualified & passionate volunteers to support our school gardens!

Garden Volunteers commit to supporting our school gardens through monthly work days or special projects throughout the semester.

Qualifications

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Corporate and Volunteer Opportunities

Serving as a group with The Green Heart Project is great for team-building, and building community while getting your hands dirty in the garden! As a group, you will receive a tour of the farm, learn more about the Project and why issues of sustainability and local foods are important to the Lowcountry community. After a productive session in the garden, we highly recommend nourishing yourselves with delicious, fresh food and drinks at Taco Boy, which is just up the road!

If you have a corporate or community group who would like to volunteer together, The Green Heart Project can work with you to coordinate a day and time to come out to work in one of our gardens. Group sessions typically include general farm tasks: weeding, planting seeds, harvesting produce, digging, building, and watering. Occasionally, there are also opportunities to sponsor and work on larger projects that require volunteer groups in order to complete.

For more information, please contact us at volunteer@greenheartsc.org – we would love to get you out in the garden!

Donate Your Time & Skillset

Would you like to get involved with our project in a way that is not listed? Are you a carpenter that wants to build a chicken coop? A writer that would love to blog for us about sustainable and local food? A social media guru that can enhance our marketing? Or do you have a farm truck full of horse manure that you want to bring by to fertilize our beds? We are always open to suggestions from our volunteers, and ideas to improve our gardens and our programs are always welcome!

For more information, please contact us at volunteer@greenheartsc.org – we would love to get you out in the garden!