Community Garden Helper

Organization Details
Organization Name: Rotary Villa Resource Team
Address: 528 Hudson street
Winnipeg MB  R3T 4E3
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Organizational Description: The Fort Garry Rotary Villa is an Independent Living Block for Older Adults located in the heart of Fort Garry. We have 123 units and offer congregate meals for lunch and dinner. Our Tenant Resource Team has ongoing activities, events and programs that are run with support from tenants, volunteers and practicum students from Red River Polytechnic, Assiniboine College and the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Social Work. We strive to promote Healthy Aging with funding from Support Services to Seniors and to foster partnerships within community to ensure Older Adults can age in place. Our location is easy to access via transit and we are situated close to schools, churches, shopping and bike trails. We are fortunate to have community gardens and access to green spaces indoors and out making our community a vibrant and unique home for low income older adults.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: We are excited to be partnering with community members to help support our 2022 initiative with grant funding from Connecting the Ages. We would love to have some helpers come and weed, plant, pick, harvest and water our new gardens and soon to be urban orchard.
Skills Required: Must be able to bend & lift up to 10 lbs. All ages are welcomed and encouraged.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Botany, horticulture, huglekulture, square foot gardening & urban gardening.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
We are hoping to have volunteers who can commit to 1 hour once per week to see to it that our gardens get watered & weeded.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: rotaryvillafg@gmail.com
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2022
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