How to Volunteer in a Garden Class
What are the garden classes?
EnrichLA offers weekly garden-based classes to students at schools where we have built gardens. The classes are taught once a week by our Garden Stewards. Students visit the garden to plant, weed, water, compost, cook, or to simply hang out. Each class consists of a healthy food and an educational component.
I don’t know anything about planting, weeding, composting, cooking, or working with youth. Can I still volunteer?
Of course! Our gardens are inviting places where it is okay to make mistakes and grow. We all learn from a tomato picked too early, or compost that has gone sour. No special skills are required beyond a positive attitude, willingness to learn and desire to share the experience with eager students.
I’m a nutritionist seeking to fulfill training hours or build counseling skills; can I use the garden classes to do so?
We welcome guest speakers who can expose students to different ways of thinking about food; however, we expose students to healthy food but do provide nutrition counseling to our students.
I’m a student seeking an educational internship opportunity; can I work with a Steward in the garden? We welcome students who are interested in partnering with EnrichLA. If you are interested in creating an internship, your educational institution can contact us.
How do I volunteer to help in a garden class?
We recommend that anyone who is interested in volunteering in the garden classes first attend a build. We understand that our builds may not fit into your schedule therefore it isn’t mandatory. If you are unable to attend a build, we will arrange a phone interview to get to know you better. Either after attending a build or chatting with us, we’ll assign you to help out in one of our classes. You’ll only be required to fill out a liability form and a contact info sheet.. These documents will be made available electronically via the Garden Steward you’ll be assisting. Contact Liz McAllister at: email@example.com to start volunteering at one of our gardening classes.
What if I love it and want to become a Garden Steward contractor?
Awesome! We are always looking for enthusiastic teachers for our gardening programs. Let us know and we’ll get you started.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE OUR GARDEN PROGRAMS?
Alta Loma Elementary
Atwater Avenue Elementary (Silver Lake)
3271 SILVER LAKE BLVD, Los Angeles, CA, 90039
Delevan Drive Elementary School (Eagle Rock)
3350 Fletcher Drive. Los Angeles, CA 90065
Glassell Park Elementary
2211 West Avenue 30 Los Angeles. CA 90065
GRAND VIEW EL (Mar Vista)
3951 GRAND VIEW BLVD, California, 90066
Wednesday 9AM- 12PM
Lexington Avenue Primary Center
4564 W LEXINGTON AVE, California, 90029
Luther Burbank Middle School (Highland Park)
6460 N FIGUEROA ST, Los Angeles, California, 90042
Markham Middle School (Watts)
1650 E 104TH ST, Los Angeles, California, 90002
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
701 S. Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Thursday 12:00-1:30 3:30PM-5:30PM
San Pedro Elementary School (Near USC)
1635 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California, 90015
Thursday 9:00AM- 12:00PM
Thomas Starr King Middle School (Los Feliz)
4201 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90029
T.R Roosevelt High School, Academy of Environmental & Social Policy (ESP) (Lincoln Heights)
3921 SELIG PL, Los Angeles, California, 90031
West Vernon Elementary School (South Central)
4312 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90037
Woodlawn Elementary School (City of Bell)
Woodlawn Ave. Bell, CA