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LA Gardens and Farms With A Purpose

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The Niles Foundation
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 14 days ago
LA Gardens and Farms With A Purpose

Quick Overview: The Niles Foundation's partner community garden is looking for a few volunteers a week to help us with gardening, composting, and our young farmers' classes. We teach our volunteers, so you can have little or no experience! This is an on-site volunteer project here in LA.

Mission: The Niles Foundation Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded to promote and increase equity and equality by organizing local community, supporting sustainable projects, and empowering our citizens who are low-income, underserved, underrepresented, and at-risk. We are dedicated to the development, and growth of our local communities, through free education programs, sustainable projects, and hands-on community actions.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteer roles will be to assist the foundation and partner gardening program leaders onsite gardening, composting, and our young farmers' classes. Responsibilities include laying down soil, watering plants, putting gardening tools up, pulling weeds, planting new seeds or plants, and guiding participants in the garden for youth classes.

Volunteer opportunities are every Saturday between 9am-11:00am. You can volunteer once or every Saturday!

Requirements: All volunteers must sign our garden safety rules, regulations, and guidelines form for volunteering in the garden. All volunteers are required to wear a mask at all times and follow all Covid-19 rules and guidelines.  


All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

Health and Safety

If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and DO NOT SIGN UP to volunteer:
  • You are sick
  • You have chronic health conditions, including chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system
  • If you must stay home for the safety of our community, we may have remote volunteer opportunities soon.
While volunteering on a project during the COVID-19 outbreak we require the following:
  • Wear a face covering. People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave home and cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas. Do not use healthcare worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the healthcare system. Wash your hands often, including at the start and end of your volunteer opportunity. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
  • Do not gather in large groups.
  • Keep at least six feet between you and others.

REQUIREMENTS

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+ For persons under 18, please contact us directly.

Quick Overview: The Niles Foundation's partner community garden is looking for a few volunteers a week to help us with gardening, composting, and our young farmers' classes. We teach our volunteers, so you can have little or no experience! This is…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 11, 2021
    9:00 AM PDT
    4:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    December 18, 2021
    11:00 AM PST
    7:00 PM UTC
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Rooftop Garden

1077 W 38th St, Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA
5th Floor Rooftop
Directions

Cross streets are Vermont and exposition. Our team will provide entrance access. Park on the street, free parking.

How to Apply

All volunteers must sign a volunteer waiver.

All volunteers must sign a volunteer waiver.

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