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AmeriCorps VISTA ’19-’20

The AmeriCorps VISTA position will focus on developing plans for a new program for Green Heart: a youth internship program for our new Urban Farm at Enston Homes. The youth internship program will address a need for paid employment opportunities and for workforce training among low-income youth in Charleston, while also promoting health through healthy foods and physical activity, and education through partnership with local schools. By developing a full plan for the new program, including curriculum, evaluation, outreach, and funding, the VISTA member will help to lay the foundation for the success of the program for years to come.

The VISTA member will develop a Youth Internship: Program Plan and Curriculum, including the development of goals, objectives, performance measures, and lesson plans; Outreach & Recruitment Strategy; Monitoring and Evaluation Plan; Funding Plan; and help to recruit for and implement the inaugural Youth Internship program.


-College graduate

-Proficient reading and writing skills

-Proficient computer and administrative skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)

-Proficient oral communication and interpersonal skills

– Submitted AmeriCorps VISTA application

For More Information

The AmeriCorps VISTA position is a one-year term of service, beginning in June 2019, and running through June 2020. In order to apply for this position all qualified candidates will need to apply through the AmeriCorps VISTA portal. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. We look forward to reading your application!

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Amanda Howell Program Director at


Green Heart Buddies

We are currently seeking Green Heart Buddy volunteers for our Spring 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.


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 December 15, 2018. Click here to apply!


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.


Click here to apply!


High Water Music Festival

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Green Heart Project as a part of our involvement with the High Water Music Festival!

Beverage Stations: Volunteer at the High Water Music Festival  at one of our beverage stations. Work one 4 hour shift serving beverages, in exchange for a same day ticket. Volunteers looking to attend the festival both days may sign up for a shift each day, if space allows. Note: You are required to complete a TIPS training (cost: $8) prior to your volunteer shift. If you have been TIPS trained within the past three years and have documentation, this will suffice. The volunteer sign up for this opportunity is live! See details below. Contact with questions.

For More Information

Work a 4 hour shift at one of our beverage stations in exchange for a same day ticket to the festival. If you would like to attend both days of the festival, you may sign up for two shifts, one on each day. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis! You are welcome to sign up with a group, but all group members must sign up individually.

  • TIPS training: You are required to complete an online training to be able to serve alcohol at the festival (cost $8). Once you are certified, please save your certificate as [last name.first name.TIPS] and upload your certificate to this folder. The deadline to complete this training (and upload your certificate) is 3/18/19. If you have not uploaded your certificate by EOD on 3/18 we will open up your spot. Please also save a copy of your certificate to present upon check-in at the festival. Note: If you volunteered last year (your certification should still be valid) please save & upload to the folder above. Email us if you do not have a copy of your certificate, and we can help to locate it.
  • High Water Line Up has been announced! Beverage Station #1 will be near the Stono stage, Beverage Station #2 will be near the Edisto stage, and Beverage Station #3 will be somewhere in the middle.

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!