Summer Garden Volunteer

3 hours/week
June 18 - August 19
Reports to: Therecia Jozefzoon, Operations Specialist or Andrea Locke, Volunteer Manager
Interested? Please contact alocke@citysprouts.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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Benefits

  • The Garden Volunteer is an unpaid position but is welcome to harvest from the garden

  • In person training with Operations Specialist or Volunteer Manager

  • Bi-weekly check-ins

  • Family friendly

Qualifications

  • 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