Garden Educator Assistant

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One Cool Earth (OCE)

  • 5 people are interested

Purpose:

One Cool Earth and SLO county public schools seek a motivated volunteer to work cohesively with students and assist a garden educator to support lessons in school gardens and outdoor classrooms. The position would be well-suited for parents or relatives with a student at the local schools. Help power happy, healthy, smart youth in the garden by volunteering today!

Participate in any of these 3:

  • Library on the Lawn Healthy Taste Tests - Reading a fun book about a fruit or vegetable and a taste test of that produce
  • Garden Club - Assist with lessons about health, science and the environment in the school gardens
  • Afterschool kindergarten "Sprout Scouts" garden club - Assist with lessons about health, science and the environment in the school gardens

Location(s):

  • Public schools in SLO County

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support garden educator with lessons in the garden:

    • Set up for lessons and activities

    • Assist with supervising and educating children during garden activities

    • Clean up after lessons

  • Share enthusiasm as well as knowledge with others in outdoor classrooms

Time Requirements/ Frequency:

  • Volunteer 6x with us for at least 2 hours

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Gardening knowledge and classroom experience preferred, though neither is required!!

  • Provide one’s own transportation to and from the site

  • 18 years and older or with parents permission

  • Volunteer Paperwork and fingerprinting with school site will need to be completed

Benefits:

  • Leadership experience, public school experience, and expertise in or familiarity with garden education.

Training:

  • 1 hour orientation (might be online)

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Luis Obispo CountySan Luis Obispo County, CA 93401

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • STEM
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • General Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 12 hours

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