Children’s Garden Assistant for Kestrel Community
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Department:||Housing and Human Services|
|Category:||Human Services and Public Health|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||Must be at least 18 years of age. Mondays, 3:30pm – 5:00 p.m.; April – August (may assist weekly, biweekly, or monthly)|
Kestrel Community Center: 1890 Kaylix Ave., Louisville, CO 80027
Kestrel is an inclusive, multi-generational, supportive housing community located in Louisville. The Kestrel Children’s Garden offers Kestrel residents ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn about food, organic gardening, biodiversity, and community. Children’s Garden activities include basic garden planting and maintenance, science, art, math, story-based lessons, and preparing the garden harvest together.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
Assist program coordinator and participants in activities and lessons. Duties include co-leading Children’s Garden curriculum, designing and implementing garden lessons, keeping participants engaged and on task, preparing snacks, ensuring the safety of all participants.
|Qualifications and Requirements:||
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check, and have their own transportation or public transportation to the Kestrel Community Center. Excellent volunteers demonstrate cultural sensitivity, patience, and enthusiasm for learning and community. Experience in gardening, education and leadership are beneficial, but not required.
|Training Dates and Information:||
Garden season begins April 1st. Training and information is available ongoing after application.
Volunteers foster positive relationships in the community through respect, education, problem solving, and trust.
East County Housing Programs Coordinator
Annie Brashear at 720-237-2563 or email@example.com