We have a great design for our Arroyo Garden and now it is time to bring that design to life! To do that, our garden team needs the following at-home and on-site help from parents and other adults in our community. Many of these volunteer activities can be done remotely, can fit in easily on weekends or around your work hours or summer vacation plans, and are fun and kid-friendly. Know someone in the community who is not an SCSD parent, but who might be interested– a neighbor, a grandparent, a friend from work, etc? Please share this with them as well. We are going to need a big volunteer turnout to make this happen! Review the roles below and respond to Elisa Niño-Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and interests.
- Volunteer Coordinator (June-Sept) — Help our garden team recruit and manage the online volunteer sign ups and emails for several volunteer work events taking place approximately Aug 10-Sept 11.
- Volunteer Support (June-Sept) — Help our garden team to coordinate drinks, food and other important supplies for the volunteers during several volunteer work events taking place approximately Aug 10-Sept 11. We want to make sure volunteers enjoy this experience and that safety is number one!
- Childcare Coordinator (June-Sept) — While adults and teens are working in the garden during each volunteer event, some parents may need help with childcare for littler ones. Childcare will most likely be in a nearby classroom. Help our garden team to coordinate supervision for the kids and to come up with a few fun, easy activities to keep them occupied.
CURRICULUM & COMMUNITY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT:
- Curriculum Writers (June-Sept) — Help our garden team to create the curriculum for one or more garden lessons (similar to Art in Action lessons). We will help you decide what topic the lesson will be about and will direct you to some great lesson resources that you can borrow and modify from so that you are not reinventing the wheel. You don’t need to be an educator or garden expert to write these lessons; we just need you to have a good sense for what makes a fun 45 minute lesson that kids will enjoy! Our goal is to create ten lessons over the summer for the first half of the school year– five lessons for 4th graders and five lessons for 5th graders. Once we have tested these lessons, we will regroup and create ten more lessons for the second half of the year. These lessons will then be part of our growing lesson library.
- Community Service Coordinator (June-Sept) — Help our garden team to research and develop fun, community service projects that students can work on in the garden that help to serve our local community. We have lots of contacts in the community and ideas to get you started.
Construction will begin on August 10th and we will need your help then, too! Please share your interest and availability and any resources you may have for our construction phase with us at email@example.com.