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Green Heart Buddy Volunteer

Green Heart Buddies play a key role in helping grow our gardens, our community, and our students 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 are currently recruiting for Fall 2021 Green Heart Buddies – Apply Now!

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

Preferred Deadline is prior to August 28, 2021, when the Fall 2021 Training will occur.

Click here to apply!

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Urban Farm Field Trips

Interested in bringing a group of students to the Urban Farm at Enston Home? A Green Heart Urban Farm Field Trip will consist of a farm tour, hands on garden activity, a fresh picked taste-test, and a takeaway. Field trips can be designed to the meet the needs of your students and cover a wide range of topics. We practice respecting ourselves, buddies, and the earth by following strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Fill out this inquiry form to get the process started and contact Emma at emma@greenheartsc.org with any questions!

 

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Garden Volunteer

We are always looking for qualified & passionate volunteers to support our school gardens and the Urban Farm at Enston Home! Garden Volunteers commit to garden work days or special projects throughout the semester.

With COVID-19, our fall work days will have a capped number of volunteer spaces and will follow safety protocols. Fall workday dates are posted on our Events Calendar, so take a look, sign up and we’ll see you out in the garden!

 

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Garden Educator

Part time or Full time 10-40 hours per week; seasonal position from August 16, 2021 – May 31, 2022

The Green Heart Project seeks skilled educators to lead its Farm to School programs at select partner schools. Green Heart’s Farm to School programs are conducted in partnership with 10 schools in the Charleston area. The Garden Educator’s primary responsibilities are to lead garden-based learning activities for elementary school (or in some cases, middle school) students, including hands-on lessons in the garden and culinary lessons and to build strong relationships with all members of the school community.

The ideal candidate for this position has experience and training as a teacher, with a focus on food, health, or outdoor education programs. The Garden Educator manages volunteers to complete their scope of work, and supports with garden maintenance to ensure the gardens are “lesson ready”. This is an hourly, seasonal position under the supervision of the Farm to School Program Manager.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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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!