Greenhouse / Hoop House Garden Assistants help with seeding, weeding and harvesting a passive solar greenhouse or hoop house that will supply produce to Meals on Wheels kitchen at Senior Services of Southwest Michigan.
Volunteers will make a positive impact on the health of older adults by growing fresh produce for their meals. This is an exciting, new collaboration between Senior Services and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Prepare garden for seeding, including tilling, cultivation, weeding, spreading organic material
Perform maintenance such as weeding, watering, sunning, fertilizing
Work with hand tools, basic light machinery
Maintain a clean garden by clearing rubbish, litter from hoop house
Care for plants including pruning, pest scouting, tying, thinning, tucking plants
Harvest, process, pack produce from hoop house
The Details Shifts are for 2 volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in winter (October - March) and 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in summer (April - September). There may be opportunity for flexible scheduling with supervisor approval. Training provided, including produce safety.
Take Action Those interested will complete applications with Senior Services of Southwest Michigan and KVCC.
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays - April through September
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays - October through March
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, 918 Jasper St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, US
To provide options that empower people to thrive in their community.
Senior Services of Southwest Michigan offers a full selection of programs and service developed with today's older adult in mind. over 20 programs that assist people to support their independence and help them stay living at home. Services include Meals on Wheels, Care Navigator, Information and Assistance, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, Home Repair, MI Choice Waiver, Food for All, Friendship Center Meal Sites, Volunteers 4 Seniors, and Behavioral Health and Wellness. We host RSVP - Your Invitation to Volunteer, and the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent national service programs to connect older adults to volunteering and to support them in their service. Our 1858 Catering offers casual to sophisticated dining with a purpose, as all profits support our Meals on Wheels and Friendship Center Meal Sites.
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts
KVCC Food Innovation Center224 E. Crosstown ParkwayKalamazoo, MI49001
January 15, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Weekly shift commitment preferred.
Application, Government Issued ID or Drivers License, Must Have Suitable Transportation. Application process includes background checks.