Volunteer

Upcoming Events

​2017 Spring Garden Education Program Schedule:

Volunteer Forms Submission Deadline:
Forms Found at: http://tinyurl.com/ediblepeacepatchforms
Tuesday, January 24th, 5pm
      - Pinellas County Background Check
      - Schedule of Availability (request doodle poll)
Email forms to: Kelli@peacepatch.org

Volunteer Training Session 1:  
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 4pm-8pm
Where: Eckerd College Room SE 218
What: Garden Education Training with Kelli & Heather
Curriculum, Goals, Resources, Schedules, Etc.

Volunteer Training Session 2: 
When: Thursday, February 9th, 4pm-8pm
Where: Eckerd College Room SE 218
What: Garden Education Program with Kelli & Heather
Planting, Harvesting, Composting, Etc.

Garden Education Program Schedule
Week 1: February 13th-17th
Week 2: Feb. 20th - 24th (No School Feb. 20th)
Week 3: Feb. 27th - March 3rd
Week 4: Mar. 6th - Mar. 10th
Spring Break: Mar. 13th- Mar. 17th (No School All Week)
Week 5: Mar. 20th - Mar. 24th (No school Mar. 20th)
Week 6: Mar. 27th  - Mar. 31st
Week 7: April 3rd - April 7th
Week 8: April 10th - April 14th (Final Week/No school April 14th)
Week 9: April 17th - April 21st (Optional Make Up Week)

Monthly Garden Service Days

We host a weekly volunteer service day in one or more of our schoolyard gardens. This gives you a chance to get your hands dirty and meet some fellow community gardeners. The typical workday runs from 9 am to 12 pm. Tasks include planting, weeding, general maintenance and harvesting. 

Suggested items to bring to garden service days: 
  • Water bottle
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Personal garden gear (gloves, tools, stool)
Is your organization looking for a service project? Contact us to set up a fun and meaningful service day with your team. 

See the list at the top of this page for upcoming garden service days and the volunteer registration links. 


 

Other Opportunities

We rely on volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Some other possible volunteer opportunities include: 
  • Community Outreach Events
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Special Events
We have events throughout the year and a constant supply of administrative tasks with which we can use additional help. Please contact Kelli if you're interested in volunteering and sign up to receive our newsletter for specific event dates. 


 

Garden Education Program

Garden Education Volunteers…
  • Participate in sustainable initiatives
  • Support the local community
  • Gain valuable education experience
This program gives ambitious college students and community members an opportunity to teach dynamic elementary students in our schoolyard gardens. As a member of the program, you will discover the value of experiential learning and sustainable urban agriculture while gaining skills in education and mentorship. 

It's a 9 week commitment, with classes meeting in the garden once a wee, for 45 minutes. The Spring 2017 Program dates begin February 13th and end April 21st.
 
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. A personal mode of transportation is highly recommended. Paperwork should be completed and turned in by January 24th. There will be a mandatory trainings in February, prior to the program start. See calendar to the left of page.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact:
Kelli Harper
Kelli@peacepatch.org
727-709-5330


 

Garden and Compost Crew

Did you catch the gardening bug? Are you looking to learn more about our sustainable gardening techniques? Do you need some precious "quiet time" that can come from working in a garden? 

We need volunteers to come out weekly, bi-weekly, or otherwise (we'll work with your schedule!) to help maintain our schoolyard gardens and to pick up compost from one of our 4 compost donor sites. 

Tasks include: 
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Scouting for pests and diseases
  • Compost pick-up and pile maintenance
If you are interested, contact Kelli to work on scheduling and training. 


 

Wellness Kitchens

​We partner with All Children's Fit4AllKids program in spending at day at our partner schools teaching the students about nutrition and healthy cooking solutions using fresh produce (including produce from our gardens!).

There are typically two Wellness Kitchen events each semester. Volunteer duties include portable kitchen set-up and aiding students with cooking activies.

Stay tuned for specific dates and ways to sign up!