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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.

Qualifications

Green Heart Buddies do not need any prior gardening or education 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.

For More Information

Application Deadline Extended: August 26th, 2019. Click here to apply!

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Farm to School Program Coordinator

The F2S Program Coordinator is an invaluable member of the Green Heart Project team whose primary responsibilities are (1) to serve as a “garden educator” for Farm to School programs at multiple elementary school sites, and (2) to coordinate and support personnel, materials, and resources for all of the Green Heart Project’s Farm to School programs.

This position will engage in direct instruction of elementary school students in a garden setting, and will help to support other Green Heart educators in the following ways: recruit and support program volunteers; assist with program planning; coordinate schedules, lessons, and materials; and maintain relationships with various Green Heart stakeholders. These activities will support Green Heart’s mission of educating students & cultivating community around food.

Qualifications
    • Experience teaching and/or leading youth in a structured setting
    • Skilled in lesson delivery and group management
    • Possess a high level of creativity, energy and patience required to teach elementary school children
    • Comfortable with “getting your hands dirty” and working in an outdoor environment
    • Ability to help students make connections to the natural world
    • Possess strong organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills
    • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
For More Information

This is a seasonal, hourly position up to 40 hours per week under the supervision of the Program Director. The position will run from August 12, 2019 through May 31, 2020. This role is considered a W2 temporary position, and will be compensated at a rate of $15/hour.

See full job description: Farm to School Program Coordinator Position Description

Application Deadline: July 28th, 2019. In order to be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Amanda Howell Program Director at amanda@greenheartsc.org.

 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.

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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.

Qualifications

Click here to apply!

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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 submit this form Volunteer Group – 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!