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Vegetable Garden Volunteer - SCHG

Vegetable Garden Volunteer - SCHG

Opportunity Overview: 

Join our garden team at  Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens in North Andover this summer to help harvest vegetables from the French Garden. In the French Garden, we grow vegetables and donate them to Neighbors in Need. Throughout the late summer and fall (July-October), we need help to harvest produce from the vegetable garden, wash the vegetables, and call up the organization for pick up twice a week.  We do not grow a massive amount of vegetables, but what we hope to do with this role is make sure we don't waste anything we do grow. 

This role is good for an experienced vegetable gardener available on weekdays to help us keep up with the harvest and provide produce to Neighbors in Need.  

Reports to: Horticulturist  

Time Commitment Needed: 

Volunteers should be able to come twice a week on weekdays for an hour/two hours per visit throughout the harvest season July-October

Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): 

  • Harvest and wash vegetables from the French Garden 

  • Call up Neighbors in Need to come pick up the produce  

  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols and training 

  • Log volunteer hours 

Qualifications: 

  • Able to make a commitment to volunteering for the harvest season July-October 

  • Experienced in harvesting vegetables 

  • Able to be outdoors for an extended amount of time in the summer heat 

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift 25 pounds 

  • Minimum age: 18 years old 

  • Please note: A background check is required for this role 

Benefits: 

  • Supporting a great local organization 

  • Outdoor, hands-on volunteering that will make a big impact for the gardens  

  • Connecting and networking with like-minded staff, visitors and volunteers   

For more information 

Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org 

To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ 

 

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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