Gardening

Gardening Volunteer
Volunteer Reports to: Director of Environmental Services
Summary: MARC mission is to empower the lives of the individuals it supports. To do so, MARC offers a wide range of enrichment programs for the clients to partake in. MARC is seeking to establish a new gardening program for its clients to partake in and enjoy. The gardening volunteer will assist with these gardens and with the care taking process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Clearing out old garden/flower beds
• Laying new soil/sod/mulch
• Construction of garden structures e.g. – cages, supports, garden boxes
• Planting of flowers, vegetables, and other plants
• Harvesting fruit, vegetables, flowers
• Watering and feeding plants, trees, and shrubs
• Hand weeding, hoeing, staking, tying-in plants and cutting back vegetation
• Educating clients on proper care for gardens
Requirements
• Complete and submit online volunteer application
• Pass background check
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds
• Must be dependable and punctual
• Must have a passion for serving others
• Respect and maintain confidentiality of MARC, clients, volunteers, partners, and donors.
Training and Supervision
• Complete volunteer orientation
Time Commitment
• As needed
• Hours are negotiable and will be determined by size of individual project