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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.

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!

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Green Heart Gardeners

We are currently seeking Crop Mobbers and Garden Champions!

Crop Mob team members commit to supporting one of our school gardens during monthly work days throughout the semester.

Garden Champions care for one of our school gardens on a regular basis, 2-3 times per week, ensuring that the garden is program ready!

Qualifications

Crop Mob. Team members choose one school garden to support throughout the semester. You will commit to one day each month (up to 4 days/semester) to participate in garden beautification and maintenance, under the direction of your Garden Champion (see description below), to ensure that gardens are program ready. Work days will often follow after-school program lessons — this is an opportunity to connect with our Program Managers, volunteers and little Green Heart Buddies as well!

Garden Champion. If you are interested in a bigger 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.

Click here to apply for either position!

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Program Managers

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 always looking for qualified candidates to join our team of Program Managers! 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, In-School Program Managers must be available during school hours. 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-test pick up, 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. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: amanda@greenheartsc.org.

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Cooking Matters Volunteer

We provide Cooking Matters courses at our school sites when funding is available. Please check back in for updates!

Qualifications

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 info@greenheartsc.org for more details!

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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!