Open Volunteer Roles
Join our positive, humble and mighty team of volunteers in our mission to sustain and support a combined mission of Growing to Give. All Roles are supported and guided by SGGN. Descriptions below are for currently vacant roles.
Sprouts Project Lead:
Sprouts Project Lead – Herons Nest
Sprouts Project Lead – Beacon Hill
Coordinating and scheduling volunteers in the goal of growing from seed to start over the coarse of 10-12 weeks. New volunteers would have guidance from experienced Sprouts Leads. This is our biggest project at SGGN. We are looking for a committed volunteer to carry out a kind and caring group of people through another year of growing thousands of plants which are then given to gardeners who grow to maturity, harvest and donate to people in need. Your help is valuable and needed. Thank you for your consideration.
These volunteers will be dedicating about 1 hour a week during February – April to work in neighborhood greenhouse tending to flats of seedlings, transplanting seeds to pot, monitoring, watering, and supporting with distribution.
Interns to create social media plan. SGGN volunteers to share any and all information needed to share or ideas for posts. Jennifer, Miranda and Katie (volunteers with active helpful information) to share any information that could benefit followings. Social Media Volunteer is encouraged to post, mold SGGN’s online image, expand our circle, communicate our mission, be connected with community in an engaging way, most importantly encourage growing to give.
Fundraising Team Lead
Creating 2023 Fundraising Campaign and organizing volunteers to connect with donors and crowdfund through Seedmoney.org website. Emailing network, friends and family with a primary shift to Focus on attaining corporate donorship this year. New volunteer will be guided and supported by SGGNs experienced past leadership. Commitment from October to end of campaign, mid December. Then Thank you notes sent out in the summer.
Fundraising Team Volunteer
Would assist in reaching crowdfunding goal. Send emails, letters and make phone call to secure donations. Commitment from October to end of campaign, mid December. Then Thank you notes sent out in the summer.
In-person Gathering Team
This team will be organizing our gardener social The Giving Gardeners Gathering event in late January or early February where we will be distributing seed packets that the Seed Collectors team gets in the fall. Interchange responsibilities as the team sees fit. Commitment from Mid December – End of January/Early February
Volunteer 1: provide Location options to for team to decide on- book venue, send out invitations through Mailchimp
Volunteer 3: What are the offerings to support Gardeners? Ideas: print-outs, welcome table, check in, twist ties, rubber bands (Ridwell may donate)
A group of volunteers that will represent their own major areas of seattle to connect in different ways; recipients, donation sites, gardeners to improve our services to that specific community. May host pickup-hubs for Sprouts. Would speak on behalf of SGGN and promote our non-profit in hopes of inspiring connections. Update Social Media team to share information to encourage online connection.
Communities Team Lead
You would lead a group of volunteers that will represent their own major areas of seattle to connect in different ways; recipients, donation sites, gardeners to improve our services to that specific community. Connect and support with volunteer community Laisons. Communicate SGGNs projects and goals for the year. Find volunteers to fill available roles.
Community Liason (1 to 3 person role per neighborhood area) Northwest, Northeast, Central, Central East, Southwest, Southeast, South.
This volunteer would have to be active and connected in their community virtually and in person, or the willingness to do so. This role is meant to connect community; improve produce accessibility specific to your neighborhood; assist gardeners in the growing and donating process. This role is supported and guided by SGGN. This role is more active in the winter months. The commitment will be interchangeable depending on project but generally would have the most activity during the late winter and early spring. These volunteers may host pickup-hubs for Sprouts. Would speak on behalf of SGGN and promote our non-profit in hopes of inspiring connections. Update Social Media team to share information to encourage online connection. Network and contact support provided from SGGN.
Other ways to help within your community. You can help a garden by…
- Volunteer to work in a giving garden or deliver produce to recipients.
- Bring a carload of friends to a work party.
- Donate tools or gloves or other needed supplies to a giving garden.
- Bring a pot of soup to a giving garden work party – or some cold drinks on a hot day.
- Stop by a giving garden to say hello and take some pictures.
- Offer to water a giving garden during the dry summer months.
- Contact the coordinator of your local giving garden and see if they can accept private donations of produce. If yes, then bring produce you (and your friends and neighbors) have grown.
- Have kids in school? Find out how to get your local giving garden on the school’s list for service learning opportunities.