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Garden Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Hope Grows

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 42 people are interested

Our Mission
Hope Grows is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that provides an environment which empowers caregivers to seek wellness of mind, body, and spirit through counseling, education, supportive services, and therapeutic respite opportunities. We work with our corporate healthcare partners in the area to provide quality support through unique coping and self-care programs. Our approach incorporates nature and gardening into our therapeutic model of mental health counseling and support groups, as well as therapeutic respite and short break programming. Our work includes grant-funded projects and a wellness retreat-style bed and breakfast.

Position Summary
Our volunteers are called "Garden Keepers" and express an interest and enthusiasm for gardening, enjoy being outdoors and getting their hands dirty, and have the ability to differentiate, or willingness to learn, a plant from a weed. Support is needed to help with the beautification and upkeep of the healing gardens at the Hope Grows Iris Respite House. Some tasks include watering the grounds, weeding, digging in the garden beds, harvesting and removal of plant material, and mulching. Volunteers are guided by our horticulturist and opportunities include ongoing and/or one-time garden tasks. Background checks are required.

Proposed Schedule: Flexible

Volunteer Program Requirements

  • Love of all things growing
  • Enjoy working outside
  • Communicate professionally with staff and guests
  • Willingness to complete application process, provide references, and background checks

Contact: volunteer@hopegrows.org

More opportunities with Hope Grows

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hope Grows

Location:

183 SHAFER RD, Moon Township, PA 15108, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to restore the lives of those impacted by the role of caregiver and to inspire wellness of mind, body, and spirit through the use of counseling, education, overnight retreats, supportive services, and healing and restorative gardens.

Description

The support services we offer include individual and family counseling, various support groups, stress management education, essential oil classes, nature related programming, horticultural therapy, and programs such as 'Grow Together with Take a Break' Pollinator Nature Camp and 'Think Caregiver.'

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Environment
Children & Youth, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

183 Shafer RoadMoon Township, PA 15108

(40.53167,-80.21912)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As much as you would like

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