Jobs/Volunteer

Stewardship & Environmental Educator

Edible Schoolyard NYC Fall Garden Volunteer Program

About Edible Schoolyard NYC

Edible Schoolyard NYC transforms the hearts, minds and eating habits of young New Yorkers through an integrated seed-to-table education.

Position Description

The Garden Volunteer Program is a weekly commitment that runs from the week of September 4th to the week of November 13th at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. We ask volunteers to make sure they will attend at least 8 out of those 11 weeks. Working under the supervision of the Garden Manager and Assistant Garden Manager, volunteers help with garden maintenance; cultivate food grown for programming; and model positive behavior in the teaching garden, a place of wonder and respect for the environment and the community. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop and share skills related to growing organic food in an urban environment, and will work alongside equally enthusiastic advocates of edible education. This is not a teaching position.

Responsibilities include:

● Participating in composting, mulching, irrigation, planting, weeding, and other routine garden tasks;

● Assisting in maintenance of garden facilities and equipment;

● Developing a weekly work plan with Garden Manager and Assistant Garden Manager to suit specific interests and skill sets.

Duration

The FallGarden Volunteer Program is a 2.5-month unpaid program, which takes place on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm and Fridays from 10am to 3pm. Applicants can choose to commit to either or both days, based on availability and interest level. The program begins the week of September 4th and concludes the week of November 13th. There will be a volunteer appreciation event at the end of the program!

Application Information

Interested applicants should send a resume with “Fall Garden Volunteer Program” in the subject line to (Dan Feder) df@esynyc.org. Please specify if you’d like to volunteer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays and why you are interested in this opportunity. No experience necessary! Selected applicants must pass a background check and get fingerprinted. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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