Summer Garden Volunteer
June 18 - August 19
Reports to: Therecia Jozefzoon, Operations Specialist or Andrea Locke, Volunteer Manager
Interested? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-876-2436
CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools in Cambridge and Boston to integrate academic, health and environmental education in the schools and neighborhood. CitySprouts provides its partner schools with on-site gardens that function as outdoor classrooms; on-going maintenance and development of these outdoor classroom gardens; support to teachers in integrating their classroom curricula outside to the school garden; and a summer internship program in Cambridge for youth ages 11-14.
CitySprouts relies on the help of volunteers to help keep our partner schools' gardens growing and thriving through the summer months. The Garden Volunteer commits to caring for a specific garden during some or all of the summer, communicating with CitySprouts Volunteer Manager the beginning and end dates for which they will be responsible, and any vacation or travel time for which the Volunteer Manager will need to secure other coverage.
Basic garden care will include watering the garden thoroughly at least twice a week
Harvesting any ripe produce
Weeding as much as necessary to maintain garden production
Alerting the Volunteer Manager to any unexpected issues such as vandalism, broken or leaking spigots, or signs of rodents, wasps or other pests
Ensure that water key is returned to the shed after each garden visit
The Garden Volunteer is an unpaid position but is welcome to harvest from the garden
In person training with Operations Specialist or Volunteer Manager
Little experience needed! We will train you on how to properly water, weed, and harvest.
Master Gardener? We would love your help!
Ability to work independently