What You Can Get From Being A Volunteer?
Our Site Teams are the heart of our program, and core to the mission of Each Green Corner. While anyone can attend a monthly work day at many of our sites, each site relies on Site Team volunteers who take turns checking in on the site on a weekly basis to perform basic garden maintenance – checking for broken irrigation, light weeding, and harvesting produce.
Senior Garden/Site Volunteer Team
Role: This program involves installing and maintaining gardens in the yards of aging-at-home seniors as a part of the Senior Garden Steward Program. Each site has a team of 2-4 volunteers who share responsibility for weekly site check-ins (typically lasting 15-30 minutes) and all come together twice a year for a seasonal workday to turn over the garden. We try to the extent possible to match volunteers with seniors in their immediate neighborhood to help build community among volunteers and the senior resident. This is a great opportunity for individuals and families who have basic gardening experience and are looking to brighten the lives of our senior community members!
Experience Required: Basic gardening experience, with ability to work independently
Minimum Monthly Time Commitment: 30-60 minutes, with 3-month commitment
Location: Senior residential garden, throughout San Mateo County
Living Campus Site Lead Volunteer Team
Role: Our Living Campus Site Lead teams are a fantastic way for members from the site community (e.g. school, community center, faith-based organization) and surrounding community to give back to their site, while helping feed our broader community and create an engaging, outdoor educational environment for your site! Site Lead volunteers share responsibility for weekly site check-ins (typically lasting 30-60 minutes) and come together monthly to lead the site’s monthly public work day (one weekend day per month, generally 9am-Noon). Our Site Leads do not need to have prior volunteering experience, as all Site Leads receive on-site training, site-specific resources (e.g. plant care guides, pruning guides, monthly and annual maintenance calendars, etc), EGC-created task cards for all work days, all materials and equipment, and assistance from EGC and our Master Gardener partners for trouble-shooting and advice.
Experience Required: None
Minimum Monthly Time Commitment: 5 hours, with one year commitment
Location: School and community sites, generally San Carlos/Redwood City area with one San Bruno location.
Harvest Volunteer Team
Role: Help divert abundant home harvest to our local non-profit food distribution partners! EGC hosts ad hoc and seasonal Backyard Harvest Days, where harvest teams fan out across a target area to harvest home-grown produce from pre-arranged sites and then deliver the produce to a non-profit partner. Create a volunteer Portal Account and sign up for the Harvest team, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Experience Required: None
Minimum Monthly Time Commitment: Varies, typically 1-5 hours per month available. No minimum commitment.
Location: Generally southern Bay-side San Mateo County (San Mateo through Menlo Park)