Seasonal Volunteer: Garden Angel
Rosedale Development Association (RDA) is a neighborhood nonprofit that works with residents, businesses, and institutions to develop a thriving Rosedale community. RDA envisions a place where all people feel safe and connected and live in quality neighborhoods that celebrate diversity in all forms, nourish creativity, support healthy living, and foster economic opportunity.
Purpose: Rosedale Community Gardens are one way RDA connects residents and supports healthy living. Not only do community gardens help increase neighbors’ access to healthy foods, they also boost their sense of community, belonging, and place-based identity. Volunteers are needed to manage and assist at RDA’s community garden sites.
Location: South Early Street Community Garden
Key Responsibilities: Depending on skill level and abilities, Garden Angel tasks include: mowing, watering, weeding, planting, harvesting, painting, building, composting, and communicating any needs or concerns to RDA staff.
Reports to RDA Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Director
The Length of Appointment: Early March through Mid November
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Qualifications: Gardening experience is helpful but not a requirement, novice gardeners are encouraged to apply.
Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers will learn a new skill or improve on skills they already know regarding garden care. In addition volunteers will have the opportunity to be featured in our monthly newsletter, as well as, RDA can act as a professional reference.
Age Requirement: Anyone with a passion for gardening can be a Garden Angel, we ask that youth under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Dress Code: Be prepared to get dirty! Bring a hat, work gloves, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and dress for the weather.
Contact: For more information, contact Juanise Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 677-5097/(816) 343-4010.
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