UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Event Volunteers

Please see our list of upcoming family field studies and events

  • You will work with the Director of Youth Education who ensures activities are developmentally-appropriate and content is tied to what is happening in the greenhouse and school outreach programs.  It’s a great way to spend time in a beautiful green space, to learn something new or share your enthusiasm, and support a valuable community resource.  Come spend time in the garden, greenhouse, and Pinetum!
  • You help make onsite Nature Play & Family Events more welcoming and “magical.”  Volunteers (age 13+) let us know how you want to help:
    • Planning and Prep:  Help with creative planning or marketing, decorate classroom and setup outdoor activity stations, help create mini-market table to sell items that are related to program and help with a welcoming atmosphere (plants, garden accents, and baked goods/coffee).
    • During event:  help with signage and directing families onsite, volunteer to photograph, help at children’s activity tables on the day of the event, volunteer in the greenhouse or at a welcome table, to answer questions about GEC programs and membership

 

Do you want to become a Garden Steward Volunteer?

Garden Steward volunteers help with our Gardening for Stewardship programs in local classrooms.  They are parent and teacher volunteers. We creatively collaborate to have fun with plants and people and welcome groups for GEC Field Studies in June (field trips onsite).

Volunteers help students and educators as they adopt and tend to green spaces, improve school access to gardens, find a sense of place in our parks and school grounds, and contribute to a child’s success and well-being.   Together we are planting seeds for lifelong learning, healthy living, and green stewardship.

Requirements:

  • comfortable working and playing with children
  • enthusiasm for learning about plants and soil
  • willingness to get your hands dirty
  • no gardening experience necessary!

We provide training in our developmentally appropriate Gardening for Stewardship workshops:  thank you very mulch compost bin, greeting plants, microclimates, and natural resourceful design.  We collaborate to have fun with plants and people.

Volunteers help students and educators as they adopt and tend to green spaces, improve school access to gardens, find a sense of place in our parks and school grounds, and contribute to a child’s success and well-being.   Together we are planting seeds for lifelong learning, healthy living, and green stewardship.

please note:  All volunteers must be current GEC members, age 13+

To volunteer or find out more please contact youth.director@gecgreenwich.org Re:  Garden Steward Volunteer

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