Groundwork Somerville runs the majority of its programming with lots of volunteer support! From internships to community service requirements, to parents involved in our youth programming, we would not be able to do the work that we do without your help! First, THANK YOU. Second, please email or call if you are interested in volunteering for our organization. We are glad to work with high school students, college students, parents, residents, retired folks, and anyone else who’s passionate about education and gardening.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Summer Garden Gurus and Watering Heroes Needed!
Do you have a green thumb but no growing space? Or are you at least handy with a watering can? Help us keep our gardens thriving by signing up to be a Garden Guru or a Watering Hero! Flexible schedules are welcome, we have multiple locations across Somerville, and you only need to volunteer 1-3 hours per week throughout the summer.
Garden Gurus weed gardens, fertilize soil, thin and trim seedlings, and plant in our school gardens and at the South Street Farm; you’ll be provided with all necessary tools, seeds, and training.
Watering Heroes water garden beds every couple days (or more often during heat waves); you’ll be provided with watering cans or hoses, watering keys, and a brief training.
Email Kristin at Kristin@groundworksomerville.org if you’re interested!
Calling for Outdoor Recess Volunteers at the Edgerly Center (East Somerville Community School)
Parents and staff at the East Somerville Community School, located at the Edgerly Center on Bonair St, are seeking volunteers to help supervise recess time, allowing students time to play outdoors and enjoy some green space. ESCS does not have enough staff to cover this area during this time. Volunteers must be available during the school lunchtime (10:50 am-1:10 pm) on at least one weekday, and they must be able to pass a background check via the form available on the Somerville Public Schools website. If you are interested, please contact parent Renee Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Healey School Lunchtime Recess Garden Stewards
Parents at the Arthur D. Healey School, located at 5 Meacham St off Broadway, are looking for volunteers to open the school garden during lunchtime recess and allow students to safely and carefully explore the garden area, while enjoying some green space. Volunteering times are flexible, 1 or more times per month, any day Monday through Friday 11:00am-12:30pm (except on alternating half-day Wednesdays), except on very rainy days. All volunteers must complete CORIs through the Somerville Public Schools.
To sign up, please fill out this Doodle form (http://doodle.com/