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Friends of Great Kids Farm

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Seeking out-going and fun-loving Field Trip Volunteers to assist with our Spring, Summer and Fall field trips - weekdays and very occasional weekend programs.

1st to 3rd grade students come to our 33 acre outdoor learning laboratory that provides Baltimore City Public Schools’ students with hands-on, real world farm-based and culinary experiences. We run additional programs for students of all ages from schools for students with special needs, and occasional 9th grade stream studies field trips.

As a volunteer, you'll help with field trip set-up, assist our educators in teaching experiential lessons with our plants and animals, engage with the students and have fun answering student questions and playing with them during recess, and help prep food in our commercial kitchen for student tastings. On days with 80 students or more, our lead volunteers act as 'day managers' helping coordinate lunches, and offering support to all 4 groups at once. Bonus: do you like to get on stage? If so - there is opportunity to become the vegetables you love on stage for the kiddos (and no pressure if that's not your thing).

Field trips occur on weekdays Sept-Thanksgiving and the second week of march until mid-June. Volunteer hours are 8:45a-1:30p. Volunteers must commit 1 day per week over a minimum of 2 months to receive training and join our student programs. Come join the fun!

Call or Email us to tell us about yourself and why you're interested and then we'll set you up for a visit! Not available on weekdays or that often but you might want to help with an occasional program? Be in touch. We need volunteers for our seasonal summits (weekdays), our spring fling (Saturday), and our fall and spring weekend seedling giveaways (Saturdays)

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About Friends of Great Kids Farm

Location:

6601 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, CATONSVILLE, MD 21228, US

Mission Statement

Friends of Great Kids Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote Baltimore City Schools’ Great Kids Farm. The Farm, occupying 33-acres of abundant fields and forest just west of the city, engages students with good food from farm to fork and prepares them to lead sustainability efforts in their communities. We envision a new generation of healthy, creative young people fully aware of their ability to live lightly, profitably and joyfully with one another on this earth.

Description

Great Kids Farm is a 33-acre living, working farm that educates students of all ages about healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and the natural sciences. Great Kids Farm connects young people in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to the soil, plants, and animals that nourish their bodies and provide their food. Through hands-on experiences, students and teachers use Great Kids Farm to bring classroom lessons to life.

Operated by Baltimore City Public Schools, the 33-acre Catonsville farm is integral to the school system's efforts to improve school food and educate children and families about how nutritious foods form the foundation for healthy people and a sound environment.

What is Friends of Great Kids Farm?

Friends of Great Kids Farm ("Friends") is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, founded by a diverse and committed group of Farm supporters in 2011. Our Board, its committees and volunteers are dedicated to raising whatever additional funds and resources are needed for Great Kids Farm to take full advantage of its potential to offer dynamic and effective experiential learning to all Baltimore City School students.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6601 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKEGwynn Oak, MD 21228

(39.28452,-76.7653)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • General Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Field trips occur on weekdays Sept-Thanksgiving and the second week of march until mid-June. Volunteer hours are 8:45a-1:30p. Volunteers must commit 1 day per week over a minimum of 2 months to receive training and join our student programs.
  • Have an open heart and experience working with children in a progressive setting

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