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After School Program Gardener

Purpose: The position of the Volunteer Gardener supports Lifeline’s after school program, La Casita. La Casita is set up as an early intervention program for at-risk youth and provide services for (on average) 30 children ages 6-12 on a daily basis. The site allows for a safe space for children to go to when released from school. The Volunteer Gardener plays a vital role in maintenance support to sustain and expand the garden at La Casita. The garden is used as an educational tool to help introduce the children to the health benefits of new fruits and vegetables and the basics of growing food and its connection to the natural world.

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Specific Activities
  • General upkeep of crop: weeding, replenishing soil, and watering crops as needed
  • Planning for seasonal planting, preparing garden beds, and planting new crops
  • Harvesting produce for the children to eat
  • Notifying Volunteer Program Staff of any need for supplies or tools
  • Overall cleanliness and presentation of the garden and proper care of garden tools
  • Knowledge of basic gardening is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Enjoys being around elementary aged children
  • Positive role model
Physical Demands/Work Environment
TB Test, Drug Screening, and Live Scan Background Check


  • masks/face coverings required onsite (regardless of vaccination status), social distancing enforced, vaccine required
Work Schedule
  • Must come in once a week, Monday – Friday ideally between hours of
    • 2:30 – 5:30 pm during school year
    • 1 – 4 pm during summer
  • Minimum 6 month commitment