Cause Areas


Wed Feb 01, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017


P.O Box 2653Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274


Garden Volunteer


Palos Verdes School Gardens


Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Pay Rate

Unpaid volunteers can receive academic credit


  • Be a support to the lesson by working directly with the Garden teacher; helping plan logistics, set up, clean up and desired goals for the lesson plan.
  • Maintain a healthy and bountiful garden through seed starting, composting, maintaining soil fertility, pruning, irrigation, pest and disease management, successive planting, and planting with seasons
  • Assist in the care of all School garden locations
  • Work with Garden Teacher and Farm Apprentice on planting schedule and garden bed maintenance
  • Assist at Restaurant locations; seasonal change outs
  • Trouble shoot pest control, Diseased plant and irrigation issues
  • Assist with all other garden maintenance not limited to; watering, planting, harvesting, weed management, succession planting, composting, worm farming and other general maintenance.
  • Assist weekly classes at the time agreed upon with the school rain (indoors) or shine
  • Guide students in general maintenance of the garden with focus on compost, harvest, and cultivation
  • Mentor students in and out of class, model respect and curiosity for learning, and encourage students’ interests and talents
  • Keep track of garden growth and necessity for garden improvements

Desired Skills or passion to learn more about...

  • Nutrition, gardening, education and community building.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Experience in outdoor education or working with youth (pre K thru 5 th grade)
  • Organized and responsible
  • Able to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Horticulture or experience working in garden or farm setting
  • Genuine passion for earth stewardship


  • Nutrition
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • High School Graduate

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