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Grey Bears

Our composting program in action

Our six Earth Tubs turn food scraps from our brown bag and lunch programs into high-quality compost for your garden, and we sell it dirt cheap at our thrift store. This composting program is essential to our operation and we are looking for volunteers to help keep it running smoothly. No experience is necessary and we are excited to train new volunteers in this work.

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About Grey Bears

Location:

2710 Chanticleer Ave, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065, US

Mission Statement

Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling. Our vision is that seniors live healthy, meaningful lives.

Description

We offer more than 20 ways to volunteer at Grey Bears. - Healthy Food program - quality control, assembling and delivering weekly brown bags - Glean Team - help us pick fruit and other produce for the program. - Thrift Store - sorting donations, prepping/pricing, merchandising and cashiering. - Books - shelve books, cashier, or evaluate and list books on Amazon.com - Computer/ Electronics - We need your tech skills to test and repair donated electronics, audio-video gear, appliances, and to run a register and assist shoppers to find the right component, or disassemble computers in our e-waste center. - Cooks - Help us prepare and serve healthy meals for seniors and volunteers. - Office/Administrative - Help us provide excellent customer service for, and tracking/surveying of Grey Bears program participants. - Facilities Maintenance - Projects abound at our 3-acre Chanticleer campus. Your carpentry, electrical and handyman experience are most appreciated. - Events and classes - we offer weekly and monthly classes, senior support groups and luncheon events that could use your help.

Community
Environment
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2710 Chanticleer AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95065

(36.98635,-121.97777)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds

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