Topic: Do you have gardening experience? Support local youth that were homeless/at-risk in creating community gardens!
Do you have gardening experience? Support local youth that were homeless/at-risk in creating community gardens!
THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives is seeking green-thumbed, gardeners and garden educators ready to support us in planning & implementing a garden program with the youth living in our continuum of housing. Our youth are typically between the ages of 5-11. Our garden program seeks to empower formerly homeless or at-risk youth to grow their own foods, make healthy food choices and become part of the larger DC gardening community.
THC is a non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services, including case management, employment and career development, life and parenting skills, and youth enrichment services to more than 500 homeless and at-risk families in DC so that they can make transformational changes in their lives.
Enthusiasm and energy
Knowledge of gardening, basic biology, nutrition, or hunger issues
Interest in assisting in the creation of a holistic gardening program
Ability to make a regular commitment of 2-3 hours per week (on weeknights) come early spring
Experience working with children
Interest in serving low-income and homeless youth
Volunteers must pass a background check prior to serving
For additional information please check out our website (http://www.thcdc.org), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thcdc) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/thcdc).
How to apply:
Please contact Volunteer Assistant Kate Stritzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org; (202)291-5535 x414