• A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
 

Hydroponic Farm Volunteer - Camp Riverside

Save to Favorites

ORGANIZATION: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO SOUTH INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Image_202404230702

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in a high-tech hydroponic farm? The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro South owns and operates three hydroponic Freight Farms in Taunton and Brockton! We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain our farms so we can continue to feed our community.

Our Freight Farm volunteers work hands-on in the processes of seeding, transplanting, and harvesting greens in the Farms, which are then incorporated into meal service for Club members and distributed throughout the community.

Please contact Denise Cole for more information!
Email: dcole@bgcmetrosouth.org
Phone: 508-812-3119 x151

Our Freight Farms provide fresh, healthy vegetables for our Kids CafĂ© Healthy Meals Program, which serves nutritious dinners to each of our members every weeknight. BGCMS also serves our club members’ families and the community through our Monthly Family Markets and Mobile Markets. In addition, BGCMS proudly provides fresh produce free of cost to a network of local partner agencies working to combat food insecurity across the Metro South region. Our partners help to distribute free, nutritious Freight Farm produce to populations whom we otherwise might not reach throughout our service region. Our Freight Farms allow us to deliver fresh produce directly to individuals and families living within two of the harshest food deserts in the state.

Our Freight Farms offer several truly unique service opportunities for individuals and groups alike to make a profound impact close to home. The tremendous impact of our Freight Farms is made possible in no small part thanks to an extensive network of volunteers, interns, and co-op students from local technical high schools and community colleges. Our Farm volunteers play a critical role in our ability to sustainably donate 100% of our excess produce to individuals and families in need throughout the Metro South region.

2 More opportunities with BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO SOUTH INC

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}
More
Opportunities

About BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO SOUTH INC

Location:

19 COURT STREET, TAUNTON, MA 02780, US

Mission Statement

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South is the preeminent youth development organization in Southeastern Massachusetts, serving more than 2,500 youth ages 5-18 annually from nearly 50 communities at our Clubhouses in Brockton and Taunton, Camp Riverside, and community extension sites. BGCMS is fueled by a critical mission "to nurture strong minds, healthy bodies and community spirit through youth-driven, high-impact programming in safe and fun environments" to ensure that every child has a positive place to spend their out-of-school-time hours. We hold an intrinsic belief that every child deserves an equal chance to pursue the American Dream, to have a genuine opportunity to realize their full potential to achieve a great future.

Description

As chartered members of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we employ the national Movement's "Formula for Impact" model that focuses on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership Development.

We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to youth development, and so we work to address the root causes of the challenges facing our region’s youth. When a child's basic needs - from nurturing to nutrition - are not met, they struggle to thrive in the classroom and to make smart choices during out-of-school-time.

Our Clubs' aim to drive systematic change by tackling issues head-on, talking early and often with our youth about the importance of setting goals, leveraging opportunities, and developing healthy relationships with others and most importantly with themselves.

Every day, we’re helping youth build great futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

388 Harvey StreetTaunton, MA 02780

(41.94186,-71.14564)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

Report this opportunity