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A healthy lifestyle is best developed as kids, we at Alleycat Acres have taken on the responsibility to educate the future generation on food and environment. Children between the age group of 2 to 12 years will learn ways food is grown and how plants coexist with the other species found in soil at our garden.
They will understand more about the food they consume, plant them, harvest them and be a part of the miracle called nature.
We are looking for volunteers to be a part of this Journey with us. The volunteer apart from engaging with the children will also be a part of the learning process. The other benefits will include meeting people from diverse backgrounds, networking and of course taking home organic produce.
You must love food and children and empathy should be your second nature.
You must be curious to learn about food or how healthy food impacts our well-being
You must be willing to be a part of a community, like networking and have a passion for learning new skills.
You must be able to contribute 1 to 5 hours a week on Thursdays between 4-7pm
24th + Main Farm, 140 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Children's Garden Volunteer
Assistant Farm Coordinator
This position provides assistance to the farm coordinator throughout the growing season and helps lead weekly work parties. This is a great role for someone who wants to learn the ins and outs of planning and maintaining an urban farm. Through this position you will learn all the skills needed to be a coordinator. As far as a time commitment, at a minimum you must attend volunteer work parties once a week during the growing season, helping in the garden throughout the season and assisting at community events besides the weekly work nights would be great as well
Passionate about edible gardening, sustainability, and food justice
A desire to work in community engagement
Lives within the farm’s neighborhood
Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, including children, the elderly, and people of diverse cultures
Experience in outdoor education or child care
Foreign Language skills
Location and schedule
- Cascade Giving Garden: Mondays 4-7
- 26th + Marion: Tuesdays 4-7
- Wetmore Community Farm: Wednesdays 4-7
you will play a critical role in helping to build an understanding of and support for this project by representing the project to the community. You will be responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of a strategic community outreach effort in order to engage and build relationships with residents and organizations within a target area. This will involve planning and attending community meetings and events, door-to-door fliering, and participating in on-site garden activities.
Successful candidates must have strong networking, outreach, marketing, and time management capabilities, as well as exceptional communication skills and a strong understanding of the goals of this project. Candidates must be comfortable outreaching to individuals who speak English as a second language, and being in communities where English is not the dominant language. Candidates must live (or have previously lived and have a strong connection to) in the target area.
Your role will be assigned to one of the following projects:
The Green Line, 24th + Main, or Wetmore Community Farm
Candidates with the following language skills will be given priority:
Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mien, Lao, Mandarin, Somali, Amharic, Russian, Spanish
Developing compelling messaging and outreach strategies
Public presentation skills which accommodate multiple audience types and non-English language proficiencies
Interacting professionally with a range of people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Learning new skills quickly
Learning new technical systems
Understanding the benefits of community involvement in planning, implementation, and evaluations of projects
- Knowledge of and passion for community building, gardening, food access, food justice, or food policy issues
Developing multilingual outreach campaigns
This is a contracted position with the non-profit Alleycat Acres, fiscally sponsored by The Common Acre
Hours: 5 hours per week for 5 months May - Sept
$20/hour, with a total stipend of $2,000, produce share