Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Camas Roots Garden Seeks LINKS/Americorps Volunteer Garden Coordinator

The Camas Roots Garden is seeking a LINKS/Americorps volunteer to serve as Garden Coordinator. This is a part-time, unpaid position with an education stipend of up to $1,800 upon completion of service. This dynamic grass roots school garden project needs your organizing skills, interest and knowledge of sustainable gardening practices, and enthusiasm to help it fulfill its mission to provide a living learning experience that involves students and community members in environmental stewardship, service learning, healthy eating and building community connections. The Garden Coordinator will help the Camas Roots Garden Committee organize work parties and other volunteer activities, help teachers integrate garden activities with learning objectives, and work directly with a range of students while promoting sustainable growing practices and service learning.

The Garden Coordinator’s job includes working along side of and mentoring alternative high school students and working with at-risk teens through the Clark County Juvenile County Restorative Community Service program. Working with elementary students as they watch the garden grow in their own backyard and building community connections are other large parts of the job. This position is a great chance for a motivated individual to develop relationships within the Camas School District and with community organizations and service providers in Clark County. The hours average up to 15 per week, and include school year and summer service. Applications are due March 15, 2009.

For more information, please contact Elisa Wells at 833-0925. A position description is posted at