Green Heart Buddies
We are currently seeking Green Heart Buddies for our 2017-2018 school year!
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 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 polite, patient and respectful is a must, as Buddies serve as role models for all of our students!
Green Heart Gardeners
We are currently seeking Crop Mobbers and Garden Champions for the Fall of 2017!
As a member of the Crop Mob, you will assist our Garden Champions in maintaining and loving our school gardens so that the space is always ready and beautiful for our Green Heart Project lessons. As a Garden Champion you will dedicate 5 hours per week to maintaining one school garden. Ideal candidates will have a background in gardening or horticulture.
Crop Mob members dedicate 2 hours per week to volunteer at one or more of our sites, planting, pruning, mulching, watering and nurturing the crops and the surrounding area. If you are interested in a bigger responsibility you may wish to apply to be a Garden Champion at one of our gardens. Garden Champions dedicate 5 hours per week maintaining one of our school garden sites. Those with extensive experience may qualify for a stipend.
Program Managers facilitate school garden programs and deliver the Green Heart Project 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 currently seeking Program Managers for the 2017-2018 school year! See below for more details.
Program Manager candidates will demonstrate excellent 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. Program Managers must be available in the early evening, from 3-5pm, at least one day a week in order to run their program site. This is a paid position.
For More Information
To learn more details about the position and how to apply, follow the link below. Applications are due by July 24, 2017 for Fall programs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking Matters Volunteer
We provide Cooking Matters courses at our school sites when funding is available. Please check back in for updates!
Our Cooking Matters courses, in partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank and the TD Bank Charitable Foundation, provide an opportunity for students and their parents to learn how to cook healthy meals together with the help of a chef and dietetic intern. Classes take place during the evenings for 2 hours for a 6-week time period.
If you are interested in volunteering in the future please email email@example.com for more details!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – we would love to get you out in the garden!