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Opportunity Details

BELL Garden Volunteer (Summer)


Did you know that in 2021 BELL Garden donated over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Bellevue Community Food Bank entirely on volunteer power? This year we're aiming to up our produce donations by 500-1,000 pounds, but we can't do it without your help. The garden serves as a teaching and learning lab for volunteers, students of Bellevue Middle Prep, and our community.  We are entirely volunteer-run and community-centered; no prior experience is necessary to participate and volunteers assist the garden in many ways. Will you join us? 
 
Pressing Needs
Join us on a Saturday morning or a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon for some sun and fresh air, while you help a worthy cause. This is how we need your help right now:

  • Harvesting vegetables for the food bank and farm stand
  • Deadheading flowers
  • Weeding beds and paths
  • Mowing and yard maintenance
  • Assisting with assorted garden projects
 
Benefits of Volunteering
When you volunteer with us, you sign up for a chance to:
 
  • Learn gardening and growing skills
  • Spend your day outside
  • Support food security in your community
  • Meet new friends
 
How to Prepare for Volunteering
 
  • Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly. Volunteers will be focusing on outdoor activities at this time. We do not cancel due to inclement weather and most of the garden is in full sun. Please dress for the weather, whether hot, wet, or cold (or a mix!).
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes/boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.  
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks to keep you going: Hydration is vital! We have water available and a refrigerator to keep drinks cold.  
  • We will have work gloves and all the tools you need.  
  • We have a climate-controlled classroom for breaks.   

 
About the BELL Garden 
The garden serves as a learning space for students, volunteers, and the community to grow food; learn about healthy eating choices; and gain an understanding of food access in our community. Volunteers can take the harvest home.

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income communities, Children

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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