Garden Club Assistants needed: Cool Volunteer/Intern Opportunities!

Groundwork Somerville offers after school Garden Clubs in 8 public schools across the city of Somerville throughout the school year.  The success of these clubs depends on the collaboration between the lead Garden Educator and the Volunteer Gardens Assistants as they help open the eyes of elementary students to the natural world right outside their schools.

Are you interested in elementary, hands-on, environmental education? Hands-on learning? Urban agriculture?  You should get involved at Groundwork Somerville!

VOLUNTEER: After school Garden Clubs’ winter session runs from Jan. 3 – March 25th.*  Groundwork Somerville seeks volunteers willing to make a weekly commitment for this 10 week period to assist the lead Garden Educator as they engage elementary students after school in their garden!  Slots are available M-F from 3 – 4 or 3 – 5:20 pm plus time for transportation.  Winter garden clubs focus more heavily on environmental education due to the fact that our gardens are resting for the season. Email for more information or to reserve the day and time that works best for you!  *If you are a student and will not return in time for the start of the session, I’d still love to hear from you!*

INTERN: The Garden/Environmental Education Intern position is open for those with experience working with elementary students who can make a 6-10 hour commitment for their Spring Semester.  The Garden Education Intern will assist in 3-4 Garden Clubs per week and have the opportunity to develop and lead gardens and outdoor-based lesson plans in the after school setting.  Intern must have afternoons open (2:30 and after) at least three times a week. Additional environmental education opportunities avaliable based on applicant’s experience and interest areas. This position is unpaid but students are welcome to apply for credit through their college or university for their time and learning at Groundwork Somerville.

Please email with any questions, concerns, or ideas!