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Grow Produce for Meals on Wheels - Kalamazoo County

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Senior Services of Southwest Michigan

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.

The Work

  • 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.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Tuesdays and Thursdays - April through September
  • afternoon / 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
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About Senior Services of Southwest Michigan

Location:

Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, 918 Jasper St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, US

Mission Statement

To provide options that empower people to thrive in their community.

Description

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.

Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

KVCC Food Innovation Center224 E. Crosstown ParkwayKalamazoo, MI 49001

(42.28089,-85.57966)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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.

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