One day + One vote = ONE TRUCK!
With the help of our volunteers, we can win a truck for our programs. The votes are tabulated for ONE DAY ONLY, so help us get the word out to vote on November 2
Check us out at: www.100carsforgood.com
Volunteer Opportunities with the Civic Garden CenterWe welcome all inquiries for volunteering at the Civic Garden Center and look forward to finding the perfect place for you to share your time with us! Before contacting us, please give consideration to your availability and the amount of time you are able to donate. With the exception of projects in our community or childrens’ gardens, most of our volunteer hours coincide with the Center’s weekday business hours; 9:00am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. On occasion, there is call for volunteer help during special events which occur during evening hours, though it should be noted that this is more the exception than the rule. Thank you for your interest, now let's get our hands dirty!
For information on any of the following opportunities
please contact Jan at email@example.com or (513)-221-0981
The CGC’s new Youth Education Coordinator, Mary Dudley, is ready to get busy! We are seeking volunteers who enjoy helping with crafts of all kinds. Positions range from prepping and monitoring kids’ workshops to project storage and re-stock.
For details, call and talk to Mary at 513-221-0981.
TBA…help is needed to assemble the CGC’s Fall appeal letter, stay tuned for dates and times!
October 28-November 2 – FLYER SQUAD
Help us get out the vote by canvasing our neighbors and local businesses with information on how to vote for us in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Contest. (Some walking or driving.)
November 24 (tentative) – Annual unloading the trees
Join with staff in the tradition of preparing for the CGC’s annual Christmas Tree Sale. Bring your family and friends…especially the brawny ones! Time TBA, but plan for early morning.
November 29 to December 16– Christmas Tree Sale (Saturdays and Sundays)
Bring your best customer service and help load up trees and restock the supply of fresh cut, preordered trees. Need to be able to operate a saw and lift 30 pounds; handling of money is not required. Volunteers with trucks and willing to make deliveries get hot chocolate to-go!
Help that’s always needed…
- Administrative assistance
- Ambassador at off-site events
- Facilities Maintenance
- Gardening on our main campus at 2715 Reading Road
- Gardening in our Community Gardens (call for a location near you)
- Lobby Reception
- Tour Docent
Does your employer offer volunteer grants?Many companies now donate a matching hourly dollar amount to the charity or non-profit at which their employees volunteer. The average volunteer grant amount averages between $8 to $15 and hour, so if an employee devotes 10 hours to our gardens that can be a $150 win for our programs! If you’re not sure if your company provides a volunteer grant, check with your human resources manager to find out and let us know so we can share the list with all our constituents and support your employer’s product or business.
Before you go out to the garden…Whether you are doing a little weeding around the house or spending the day volunteering at a neighborhood garden, here are a few essentials sure to improve your comfort and the success of your project….
Bare Minimum - for your own safety, make sure you have these items:
- Water Bottle or canteen
- Closed-toed shoes
- Hat or sunscreen
Additional items to remember
- Long sleeves and pant-legs for protection against thorns, insects and sun
- Layers for changing temperature; a change of shoes and/or shirt
- Towel or bandana
- Snack or brown bag lunch for fuel
- Insect repellent and first aid items
Here’s some “grounded” advice
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