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Volunteer Position
Apply by Sep 13th 2019

Garden Friend

Mentor elementary school children to care for land and community through hands-on learning in the school garden!

Garden Friend volunteers work in intergenerational teams of one elder, one younger, and 5-6 elementary students to help children care for their world as they explore, sow, grow, harvest, cook, and eat together at Westview Elementary School.
Garden Friends commit to twelve Thursday mornings from late September to June (around two per month) to work and learn with their teams. On-call volunteers are also sought.
Garden know-how is not necessary (although an asset) - we are looking for adults who care about children and want to be part of offering a rewarding, hands-on learning experience. Training is provided (to be held at the school, 9:00am-12:30pm, September 19, 2019) and volunteers are supported by the Coordinator at each session.
Volunteers are not responsible for the management of students' behaviour - teachers are there for that! Instead, adults and children form a team who are learning and exploring together. The mentoring relationships that Garden Friends develop with students often have a big impact on the children, and are also very rewarding for volunteers.

This volunteer position has no scheduling requirements attached to it. You can work out your availability and time commitment directly with the organizer.

You must apply before Sep 13th 2019

Location
Westview Elementary School
3900 Selkirk Ave
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 0T8
Hosted by
Logo of Landed Learning @ SchoolLanded Learning @ School

Landed Learning @ School is part of Powell River School District's Food Literacy Program. The mission of the Food Literacy Program is to empower students with the knowledge and skills to make good food choices for themselves, their community and the environment. This includes supporting schools to conduct a range of food literacy programs, centred around using school gardens as outdoor classrooms.

Causes this position supports

  • Education

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

Skills involved

  • Coaching & Mentorship

  • General Labour

  • Communication

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