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STEM Educator

The STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Educator is an invaluable member of the Green Heart Project team whose primary responsibility is to manage and implement the garden-based, standards-aligned STEM programming to take place during school hours 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.

  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting
  • Highly skilled in lesson delivery and group management
  • Experience teaching a hands-on curriculum in an outdoor setting
  • Comfortable with “getting your hands dirty” and working in an outdoor environment
  • Strong desire for learning to use the garden as an extension of the classroom
  • Ability to help students make connections to the natural world
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills
  • Familiarity navigating an elementary school environment
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
For More Information

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 start date for this position is August 26th, 2019.* 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: STEM Educator Position Description

In order to be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Amanda Howell Program Director at no later than Sunday, July 28th.

The Green Heart Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to the success of our mission. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 


Green Heart Buddy Volunteer

ATTENTION: We are currently seeking Green Heart Buddy volunteers for our Fall 2019 programs! 

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. Being reliable, timely, patient and respectful is a must, as Buddies serve as role models for all of our students!

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, working with elementary-aged students, and an eagerness to give back to their community.

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.

For More Information

Application Deadline August 15th, 2019. Click here to apply!


Garden Volunteer

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.


Click here to apply!


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 – 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 – we would love to get you out in the garden!