Volunteer Opportunity

Garden Maintenance Volunteer

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Verner Center for Early Learning | Asheville, NC
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Verner Center for Early Learning


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End Date

October 30, 2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Purpose: This position will support Verner’s mission of delivering high-quality early childhood education by enhancing outdoor learning experiences in Verner’s Experiential Gardens at North Carolina Outward Bound (VEG!). By maintaining VEG!’s garden beds the VEG! maintenance volunteer will improve the vitality and accessibility of the garden, ensuring it’s a lasting feature in the Verner experience.

Results: This position, under the guidance of Verner’s Volunteer Coordinator, will maintain the garden’s vitality through the seasons, and support community and parent volunteer involvement in the garden.

Suggested Activities:

  • Water, cultivate, transplant, weed, and harvest garden beds while prioritizing the space as a learning environment for children under the age of 4.
  • Maintain garden paths.
  • Spread mulch.
  • Assist in design and construction of garden projects.
  • Organize, clean, and maintain Garden Shed and the garden tools.

Qualifications:

  • Gardening experience (seeding, weeding, harvesting, identifying weeds and stages in plant development),
  • Physical ability to spend 2-6 hours a week on your feet on uneven terrain and move frequently from standing to kneeling,
  • Able to prioritize among several tasks,
  • Landscape and/or construction experience favorable

Time frame: We are seeking individuals able to commit at least 2 hours a week beginning April, 2019 through late fall. Times and days of the week are flexible.

Preferably available from 4 pm to 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month during our monthly group volunteer garden night.



Purpose: This position will support Verner’s mission of delivering high-quality early childhood education by enhancing outdoor learning experiences in Verner’s Experiential Gardens at North Carolina Outward Bound (VEG!). By maintaining…

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  • Groups Welcome

How To Apply

To apply, please follow the link to a volunteer application. Indicate you are interested in volunteering in the garden and that you found this listing on Idealist.org. Or, you may email a brief letter of interest to Volunteer Coordinator, Charlie Milling at cmilling@verneremail.org

To apply, please follow the link to a volunteer application. Indicate you are interested in volunteering in the garden and that you found this listing on Idealist.org. Or, you may…

Location

Verner Center for Early Learning

Asheville, NC
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