The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Sweetwater is looking for 6-8 "Field Trip Guides." Field Trip Guides will learn to lead 2.5 hour field trips with groups of school-aged children. Topics will include composting, seeding, greenhouse growing, water treatment, pest control, planting and harvesting. Sweetwater will provide hands-on farming and field trip program training.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a connection between the ecological, social and economical importance of sustainable agriculture. Guides must be available on at least two of the following days every week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. (Field trips normally run from 10-12:30 but are occasionally pushed later in the day.) This volunteer position includes a share of organic vegetables for every two trips lead.