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Middle School Garden Fit Assistants

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ORGANIZATION: Goodman Community Center

Students working in the garden

Overview: Part of the Goodman Community Center's summer programming for middle schoolers includes our Garden Fit program with trips to the Goodman Youth Farm behind Kennedy Elementary School. We're looking for volunteers to engage our middle schoolers at the farm.

About the Farm: The Goodman Youth Farm engages a diverse population of students in hands-on, farm-based education. Youth are actively involved in the entire process of running a small-scale organic farm, from planting and harvesting to cooking with the produce they grow. Students make connections to ecology, nutrition, and art, and are immersed in service-learning - each year youth farmers weigh, wash, and donate hundreds of pounds of produce to local food pantries. Our half-acre farm is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood on Madison's far east side, and is a unique outdoor classroom with vegetable gardens, fruit trees, beehives, an outdoor kitchen, and more

  • Assist Goodman staff in Garden Fit programming
  • Help foster a positive and engaging environment for middle school youth
  • Meet up at the Goodman Youth Farm at 5107 Sudbury Way, Madison
Time Commitment:
  • 9 am - 12 pm
  • The program runs Tuesdsay through Friday June 13 - August 19
  • Weekly commitment to 1-4 days per week is desired; breaks for volunteer vacation allowed

  • A positive attitude
  • No gardening experience is necessary but a willingness to move around and get dirty is a must!
  • Experience or desire to work with middle school youth
  • Reliable - can be counted on to come to scheduled volunteer shifts

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About Goodman Community Center


149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: The Goodman Community Center strengthens lives and secure futures. Our Vision: A community that’s thriving because everyone is valued and has the resources they need to be successful. Our Values: GCC is committed to creating and maintaining a community that respects and values diverse life experiences. Everyone deserves respect and acceptance without bias. We engage the perspectives and voices of our community and ensure they are reflected in our culture.


The Goodman Community Center is not your average community center. As I get to talking with people about Goodman, they inevitably end up surprised. They’re surprised by how many programs and resources we offer, how beautiful our facilities are, or how many people we serve. Every year more than 30,000 people use the Center - some who come to one event, others who are very familiar faces here.

Thanks to our generous community, we just built and moved into a second beautiful facility across the street, the Brassworks building. We’re now reconfiguring and refreshing the Center’s first home on Waubesa Street, the Ironworks building. During this past ten years, we’ve nearly doubled in size.

Our staff are committed to learning and continually improving, too. That’s why each program uses a variety of tools to measure impacts for both the program overall, and for each individual participant. We use that data to constantly fine-tune what we do - and how we do it.

We’re glad Goodman is one of many organizations in the Madison area who are pouring themselves into making our community great - for us all. We hope you’ll join us. Because we know that every good thing that happens here is made possible by people like you.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


Tue Jun 14, 2022 - Fri Aug 19, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


5017 Sudbury WayMadisonMadison, WI 53714



  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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