After-school Garden Program Docent


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 24, 2018 - Fri Nov 09, 2018


6208 60th Ave NE.Seattle, WA 98115


Position Objective:

To assist the Garden Coordinator in engaging students in the garden with hands- on activities, and further their understanding of natural sciences and their connection to their environment. The Garden Program Docent will assist with programs as well as day-to-day garden activities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Setting up for and cleaning up after lessons- includes prepping soil, tools, water, etc. as well as making copies, gathering materials, arranging clipboards, or other supply preparation.
  • Leading a group of 10-12 kids at a time doing a specific garden activity (you will receive lesson plans prior to each class.)
  • Engaging with students in the garden and nurturing their interest in plant growth, insects, soil, etc.
  • Maintaining the garden by weeding, watering, or whatever seasonal upkeep needed


  • No experience gardening necessary
  • Some experience working with kids desired
  • Must pass a background check and child safety test with the school
  • Timeliness
  • Ability to work individually and with others
  • An understanding of school expectations
  • Must be ready to make learning fun!

Commitment expected:

Please expect to spend at least 2 hours per week and up to 6 hours per week helping with one of these programs during these times-

Mondays and/or Fridays 2:00-5pm from the end of September to the beginning of November

Training: Volunteer orientation TBA

Age Requirement: 16+

Dress Code: School appropriate attire please.


Other information: Sandpoint Elementary is in North Seattle and near a bus route. Meals not provided, but the Docent will get to take home veggies from the garden when available. There are usually 8-12 kids in the program , which runs for 2 hours after school on Mondays for 1st and 2nd grade and Fridays for 3rd-5th grade. Foxberry Education works with the PTA both Sandpoint Elementary to bring free after school garden programming to the students.


  • Child Care
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-6 hours/week for 6 weeks in the Fall

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