Seattle Tilth Hours per Week:
Gain "hands-on" experience and learn about organic food production and sustainable landscape management while working alongside Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers in the garden, during classes, and pursuing independent projects. Compensation
This is an unpaid internship, but can be applied towards school credit at some schools.
Garden Stewards focus on one of our gardens as arranged, with the opportunity to participate in the other gardens. The gardens locations:
§ Good Shepherd Center Children’s Garden in Wallingford (4649 Sunnyside Ave.
N., Seattle 98103)
§ Good Shepherd Center Adult Learning Garden in Wallingford (4649 Sunnyside
Ave. N., Seattle 98103)
§ Bradner Gardens Park in Mt. Baker (1733 Bradner Place S., Seattle 98144)
§ The Rainier Beach Learning Garden in Rainier Beach (4800 S. Henderson, Seattle 98118)
§ Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Avenue S, Seattle 98118)
§ Seattle Youth Garden Works Farm at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture (3501
NW 41st St., Seattle 98105)
§ The Pickering Barn Learning Garden in the city of Issaquah (1730 10th Ave.
N.W., Issaquah 98027) Time Commitment
Interns devote 12-24 hours per week for six, nine or twelve months. The number of hours vary depending on the season.. Responsibilities
§ Perform seasonal garden work of planting and maintaining gardens.
§ Lead volunteer work parties with an emphasis on educating volunteers in seasonal organic gardening techniques.
§ Work closely with the Garden Coordinator to implement educational goals.
§ Assist in volunteer orientations, training and supervision.
§ Participate as a student and then as a Class Assistant for adult education programs in order to learn Seattle Tilth teaching techniques.
§ Attend meetings with garden stakeholders which might include Seattle Tilth staff meetings and garden team meetings.
§ Provide administrative support through planning and record keeping.
§ Communicate regularly with supervisor, other Garden Stewards and other Seattle Tilth staff as needed to coordinate work plans and provide feedback about your
§ Work independently on projects determined with Garden Coordinator
§ Represent Seattle Tilth to the public in a professional manner in the garden and at
§ Gain non-profit organization, educational program, organic food production and sustainable landscape management experience.
§ Develop professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers.
§ Contribute to the organic gardening, local food, educational and environmental fields.
§ Enjoy working with a team and accomplishing common goals. *Qualifications Required:
§ Ability to teach and inspire adults, with some prior experience in garden-based or environmental education preferred. Must enjoy doing physical work outside and working with people.
§ Ability to lift 40 pounds.
§ Experience vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest.
§ Access to a car is helpful.
§ Computer and office skills are desirable.
§ Spanish language or other foreign language proficiency a plus.
§ Available during scheduled work parties.
§ Access to a car is desirable.*Application Instructions:
Training & Evaluation Attend meetings with your supervisor and attend one organization-wide volunteer orientation to receive your initial training. We encourage regular communication to ensure a rewarding experience for you and the organization. Important Dates and Deadlines for the Pickering Barn, Bradner Gardens park, Rainier Beach and Seattle Youth Garden Works:
12 month internships: March 5, 2012-March 1, 2013
There are no twelve month opportunities with Seattle Youth Garden Works
9 month internships: March 5- November 30, 2012 (application due Feb. 10)
6 month internships: March 5 – August 31, 2012 (application due Feb. 10)
June 4 – November 30, 2012 (application due May 1) Important Dates and Deadlines for the Good Shepherd Center Children’s Garden:
9 month internships: June 4, 2012- February 1, 2013 (application due March 16)
6 month internships: June 4 – November 30, 2012 (application due May 1)
Please fill out an application on our website: http://seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/internships
, email an introduction and resume to the program coordinator of your preferred garden site. If you are interested in more than one location please contact applicable coordinators in the same email. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good Shepherd Center Children’s Garden in Wallingford email@example.com
– Good Shepherd Center Adult Community Learning Garden in Wallingford firstname.lastname@example.org
– Bradner Gardens Park Community Learning Garden in Mt. Baker email@example.com
- The Rainier Beach Learning Gardens or Rainier Community Center in Rainier Beach firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seattle Youth Garden Works Farm at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture email@example.com
- The Pickering Barn Learning Garden in the city of Issaquah On-line Application Address, if any : http://seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteerapplicationsf