Edgewood Village Garden Program Volunteer

Hosted by: Village Network Center - Edgewood Village

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Anna Jursinic
edgewoodvillagegarden@gmail.com
517-489-2850

About Edgewood Village Garden Program Volunteer

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Village Veggies Pilot
Position Description:Volunteer needed to assist in harvesting vegetables making them available for distribution and donation. During harvesting sessions Educational opportunities may be scheduled for program participants to learn about gardening and nutrition. Tasks may include: Harvesting garden produce, weighing and recording weight, packing produce into containers, packing educational materials with produce, resident interaction.

Application Process

Qualifications: Must be friendly and able to interact with diverse groups of people. Gardening is a plus but not required. A volunteer application and background check is required. Volunteer application are available at the following link: https://www.edgewoodvillage.net/application/files/2414/7259/3066/App_Volunter_2016_pdf_28129.pdf . Please return the completed volunteer packet by scanning and sending documents to edgewoodvillagegarden@gmail.com, faxing, or returning to Edgewood Village staff. Fax: (989)400-4730.

Benefits: Volunteer training is provided. This opportunity may assist in building your resume and volunteer hours most often count for college or work related requirements. Experience for anyone who is interested in community building, outreach, gardening, non-profit programming, and more.

Trainings provided: Trainings provided: Volunteer orientation will take place on June 22nd from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm the date of the first session. Topics include: Background information, program information, basic gardening skills, how to harvest specific types of produce and health promotion/nutrition education.

Family-Friendly

Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.


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