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
- Ability to work individually and with others
- An understanding of school expectations
- Must be ready to make learning fun!
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
- Teaching / Instruction
- Environmental Education
- 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