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Community Garden Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: AWOFINC - A Work of Faith Ministries, Inc.

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

February into November, hours taper in portions of the season

Working as part of a tight-knit team, the Community Gardens Assistant nurtures various community gardens, fostering each to be beautiful learning, growing space for all who use it. This position assists in the stewardship and operations of our gardens ensuring that they are welcoming, functional places for our gardeners to grow.


Existing Garden Stewardship

  • Maintain and improve existing garden infrastructure and facilities to allow gardeners to utilize the space for maximum utility and inspiration.
  • Ensure regular maintenance at the community garden sites including mowing, weed whacking, irrigation, and weeding common areas.
  • Prepare garden plots, community spaces, and tools for gardeners, incorporating garden Leadership Committee members, volunteers, and staff in this effort.
  • Assist Leadership Committees in identifying and responding to plot abandonments and neglect.
  • Maintain tools, irrigation systems, and general garden appearance to community garden standards and to ensure safety at sites.
  • Train garden leadership Committee Members on maintenance activities.

Community Gardens

What it is: Outside the typical community garden model, our community gardens are planted and maintained by Community Garden staff and grow food for the community residents and farmers' markets. In addition, the garden provides respite for seniors, lifestyle change program participants and certain public school students.

  • Implement a planting plan from seed to harvest at the Community Gardens each season using sustainable methods.
  • Help coordinate Community Garden staff and volunteers to help tend and harvest the garden throughout the season.
  • Participate as a member of the team that coordinates education and outreach efforts with the Health & Wellness team.
  • Maintain site to be as a welcoming and therapeutic place for all visitors, Health & Wellness staff, and lifestyle change program participants.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and to work outdoors for extended lengths of time
    and all weather conditions.

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About AWOFINC - A Work of Faith Ministries, Inc.


Human Resources Development & Training, Chicago, IL 60649, US

Mission Statement

The mission of AWOFINC is to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness by developing happy purposeful people committed to giving something back to the community.


AWOFINC is a community initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources that are to attain the supplemental educational services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their children. For over two decades AWOFINC has addressed the critical educational, financial, and social needs of the families in Illinois.


Community, Hunger


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Multiple Garden LocationsMultiple Zip CodesChicago, IL 60617



  • Farming
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-7 hours per week
  • Orientation and Training

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