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Garden Volunteer Leader

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank

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Position Overview: The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in 1980, is the largest nonprofit food distribution and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metro area, servicing the community through direct service and its network of partner agencies. Starting in the month of January, the Healthy Eating Department seeks volunteers for our Urban Demonstration Garden Volunteer Team. The main role of a garden volunteer will be to collaborate with the Healthy Eating Educator in coordinating the installation and maintenance of the food bank’s forthcoming Urban Demonstration Garden.

Primary Duties:

  • Support Healthy Eating Educator with implementation of Capital Area Food Bank Urban Demonstration Garden
  • Lead volunteers during garden building activities
  • Manage volunteers during garden work hours (will begin in the spring)
  • Care for existing and future aspects of the garden

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age requirement 18
  • Basic gardening skills
  • Basic knowledge or strong interest in nutrition or health
  • Ability to work outdoors, often in inclement weather conditions
  • Reliable transportation to and from the CAFB’s main distribution center in NE Washington, D.C.
  • Friendly and comfortable interacting with a wide array of people
  • Experience coordinating volunteers a plus

Volunteer Work Schedule and Hours:The hourly requirement is flexible (during regular business hours or outside of work hours and on weekends), but the Healthy Eating Department hopes that volunteers can commit each week to the project.

Position Location: Capital Area Food Bank, 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20017

Impact of this volunteer opportunity: The Healthy Eating Department works to create buy-in and support for healthy food at the food bank and in the communities that the food bank serves. Our Urban Demonstration Garden will be used to build the capacity of the food bank’s network of partner organizations, enabling them to use food growing as a tool to promote healthy food. Garden Volunteers will make the realization of this space possible.

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About Capital Area Food Bank


4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.


In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.

It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.


Community, Environment, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NEWashington, DC 20017




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