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2020 GroundED positions are open to apply to now

Youth Position

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GRuB is now accepting applications for the 2020 GroundED program in partnership with GRAVITY Learning Center. GroundED is designed for young adults who need some support to attain their GED. GroundED has proven to be powerful for our participants, with many of them walking through life happier, more confident, and with more GED tests passed. Especially for those who are unmotivated and have trouble connecting the dots of their education with their current and future lives, this program could be just what they need.
Please share this opportunity with any applicable young adults you know. Applications are now being accepted, and positions are open until filled. Thank you for your interest!

GRuB is now accepting applications for the 2020 GroundED program in partnership with GRAVITY Learning Center. GroundED is designed for young adults who need some support to attain their GED. GroundED has proven to be powerful for our participants, with many of them walking through life happier, more confident, and with more GED tests passed. Especially for those who are unmotivated and have trouble connecting the dots of their education with their current and future lives, this program could be just what they need.
Please share this opportunity with any applicable young adults you know. Applications are now being accepted, and positions are open until filled. Thank you for your interest!

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Victory Farm Special Projects Intern

Internship

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Position Description

(10-20 hrs/week, unpaid)

The Victory Farm (VF) – Special Projects - Intern works with the VF lead farmer to manage the week to week care of the Victory Farm.  Special Projects vary and can include: scheduled watering; care and maintenance of honeybees and hives; site weeding and maintenance; planting and harvesting fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, flowers and herbs as well as assisting in the facilitation of various workshops.  

Interns are afforded hands-on experience in beekeeping, urban farming/gardening, and value added products & production and community outreach.

Farm grown food is available to interns as it becomes available, and there are various GRuB trainings offered throughout the season that interns may attend at low or no cost.

Veterans and family members of veterans are encouraged to apply!

Qualifications

• Strong organizational and time-management skills

• Enthusiastic about working with people from diverse backgrounds

• Some knowledge of organic gardening / beekeeping

• Current driver’s license

• Ability to lift 30 pounds

• Comfortable working outdoors rain or shine!

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2020 GRuB Spring Field Trip/Farm Intern

Internship

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Position Description

(18-25 hours/week, unpaid)

Spring Field Trip/Farm Interns work under the guidance of the Farm Manager to run the spring field trip program, where we will host at least 300 children on the farm through the spring.   This includes planning and facilitating field trips with toddlers to 12th graders. Interns will be field trips leaders and also assist in supporting/training youth and community volunteers, who will also lead trips. The position may also include developing lesson plans and improving field trip materials. Depending on the intern’s schedule, there may be opportunities to work on the farm, assisting in spring work tasks, alongside youth and volunteers.  Interns will receive training and practical experience working with youth, lesson planning, group facilitation, small scale agriculture, spring farming, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation.  Interns may take on additional responsibilities as their schedule permits, though the position’s emphasis will focus on all aspects of the Field Trip program.

Farm grown food is available to interns as it becomes ready, and there are various GRuB trainings offered throughout the season that interns may attend at low or no cost.

GRuB Alumni are encouraged to apply!

Qualifications

• Must be excited to work hard, learn a lot, and get dirty!

• Gardening/farming experience a plus (but not required)  

• Experience/Interest in mentoring & working with youth and community members

• Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic and reliability

•      Available at least 3 days a week

Positions available as early as mid-March, no later than April 7th, lasting to mid-June. There may be an option to continue through the summer.

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2020 Victory Garden Support Team Intern

Internship

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Each spring, GRuB’s Victory Garden Project (VGP) partners with individuals, families, and organizations to build backyard vegetable gardens.  We work throughout Thurston County to provide access to the knowledge and resources needed to grow fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate foods.

The Victory Gardener Support Team (VGST) is a group of volunteers who make monthly phone calls and/or in-person garden visits* to VGP Gardeners to offer support, answer questions and help gardeners find the information they need to have a successful growing season.  As a VGST intern, your job will be to manage and help organize the team of volunteers while ensuring that all gardeners receive support when needed. You will work closely with The VGST coordinator Jill Cross to ensure that all gardeners receive support throughout the season.

VGP Victory Gardener Support Team Internship

What you need to get started:

• Strong belief in GRuB’s mission of growing healthy food, people, and community

• Ability to communicate with others

• Reliable, responsible, timely

• Work well independently

• Some gardening experience helps, but not necessary

• Social media knowledgeable

Job Description

Recruit and assist in managing the Victory Garden Support Team Volunteers with VGST Volunteer coordinator, Jill Cross. Entering VGST volunteer data into our database (NEON) and helping keep track of gardener information.  As the VGST intern you will help keep all gardeners updated and aware of the many workshops that are happening for them at the Victory Farm in Lacey. You will also be able to participate in builds, and are able to host or attend workshops for gardeners.

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Victory Garden Project “May There Be Gardens" & Build Support Intern

Internship

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Position Description

The May There Be Gardens & Garden Support Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating our annual “May There Be Gardens” event in May and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. This position will support the VGP Leadership Team by coordinating and executing our annual spring fundraiser and culminating build season event “May There Be Gardens”.  This will require recruiting and coordinating teams of volunteers, following up with prospective event sponsors, maintaining communications with volunteers, gardeners & sponsors, and facilitating a post-event wrap-up and evaluation. We will be building gardens in the Lacey area this year to further integrate the Veteran’s Victory Farm with the VGP program.

This position will assist the VGP Team to construct some of the 40 backyard gardens that will be built throughout the Spring Quarter. You will work closely with other interns, volunteers as well as receive support from the Cultivation Manager, VGP Coordinator,  Victory Farm Manager and any other staff helping manage the event. The VGP May There Be Gardens & Build Support Intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits.

Time Commitment

January 7th – June 1st , 2020

15 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings and weekends as needed, including focused hours around the May 2nd “May There Be Gardens” event

KEY Position Responsibilities

• Develop May There Be Gardens outreach materials, including volunteer packets & sponsor signage

• Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

• Coordinate all aspects of the May There Be Gardens event with support from the VGP team as needed

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Victory Garden Project Spring Garden Builder Intern

Internship

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Position Description

The Spring Garden Builder Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. The position leads teams of volunteers to construct 40 gardens throughout the course of the spring quarter.  The Spring Garden Builder Intern will also help facilitate gardener relations, schedule workshops with the Victory Farm Manager, and provide regular office & organizational support as needed. You will work closely with the Victory Garden Project Coordinator and other interns. The VGP Spring Garden Builder Intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits.

Time Commitment

Spring Quarter: March 30th  – June 12th

15-20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends as needed

KEY Position Responsibilities

• Drive the VGP truck and lead teams of volunteers on garden builds

• Support the Victory Garden Coordinator as needed

• Coordinate garden builds with gardeners & maintain communication with gardeners as needed

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Victory Garden Project Lead Garden Builder

Internship

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Position Description

The Lead Builder Intern gains hands-on experience in community building & garden building by supporting the Victory Garden Project (VGP) team in coordinating and constructing backyard gardens with low-income families in our community. The Lead Builder Intern will assist the VGP Team in leading teams of volunteers to construct 40 gardens throughout the Spring Quarter. This position will also help assist the Victory Garden Coordinator to facilitate gardener relationships, schedule builds, help facilitate workshops with the Victory Farm Manager and provide regular office & organizational support as needed. You will work closely the Victory Garden Coordinator and other interns. The VGP Lead Builder Intern is a part-time, unpaid, learning position with the possibility of earning college credits through an independent contract.

 

Time Commitment

Winter & Spring Quarters: Jan 7th – Mar 20th & April 1st – June 12th (It is preferred that applicants are available both quarters.)

15-20 hours per week, Monday—Friday, flexible schedule, evenings & weekends maybe requested for organization events and support.      

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