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Master Gardener (Ages 55+) for Friends of Hancock Park School

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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Works

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Quick Overview: Friends of Hancock Park School is looking for learned leader to volunteer as a Master Gardener or Horticulturist to guide their team of parent volunteers as they rehabilitate, care for, and maintain the school gardens.

Organization Name:
Friends of Hancock Park School

Organization Website:
https://www.hancockparkschool.com/

Mission:
The Friends of Hancock Park School, of which all Hancock Park Elementary School Families are a member, conducts fundraising activities with the hope that we can raise enough money to enrich all our children’s educational and social experience at Hancock Park Elementary School.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with landscape maintenance, restoration, and design
  • Develop a plan and guide for the replanting process
  • Help edit the native plant garden and lead the replanting process
  • Develop training guides on how to care for the plants for volunteers
  • Create a plan for sustainable, climate responsive, and water-wise garden practices
  • Identify and treat potential pests or diseases
  • Provide training and plant care advice to the other volunteers
  • Recommend new planting designs or layouts based on garden needs, available space, sunlight requirements, and other considerations

Requirements:

  • Must be available on Sundays, on-site
  • Bachelor's degree in horticulture or a related field (or associate degree and equivalent experience)
  • Certification through the ASHS a plus
  • Experience in landscaping or working with various types of plants, specifically native plants and pollinators
  • Comfortable working outside in various weather conditions
  • Eye for detail
Time Commitment:
  • 3-6 months, Sundays, and on-site

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, kneel, and work comfortably in an outdoor setting.

Age Requirement: This opportunity is for aged 55 and older volunteers.

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About L.A. Works

Location:

570 West Avenue 26, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

Description

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

408 South Fairfax AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90036

(34.06938,-118.36026)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Time Commitment: 3-6 months, Sundays, and on-site
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift, kneel, and work comfortably in an outdoor setting. Age Requirement: This opportunity is for aged 55 and older volunteers.

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