The Winter Wreath Project: Join the Fun!

 

Wreath Assembly

Friday, December 2nd 12-6pm and Saturday, December 3rd 9am-5pm

Earlier sessions will do the base assembly (attach bows, hangers and cones). Later sessions will decorate the wreaths. All skill levels are welcome and needed! Weath assembly will take place indoors at Connexion, 149 Broadway in East Somerville (with masks please)

Contact Lisa lisa@thegrowingcenter.org 

 

Wreath Distribution 

Friday December 2nd, 4-6 pm and Saturday, December 3rd, 12pm-5pm

Indoors at Connexion, 149 Broadway in East Somerville. Volunteers assist people picking up their pre-ordered wreaths, track pick ups and collect payment.2-3 volunteers needed per day, shifts of 2-3 hrs. 

Contact Lisa at lisa@thegrowingcenter.org 

 

Materials and/or Wreath Deliveries

Nov 25-29: potentially transport base wreaths and materials

Nov 27-Dec 4: times flexible

We need 3-4 volunteers with vehicle access to help transport wreaths and/or materials Nov 25-29 and to make deliveries in the immediate Somerville area (Cambridge, Medford, etc.) to those who paid the extra $5 delivery fee. May require pick up in Medford. Contact Lisa at lisa@thegrowingcenter.org 

Ongoing Opportunities:

 

The Growing Center offers many flexible and relaxing opportunities to volunteer time and skills, both outdoors and indoors, even if your schedule is unpredictable! Some are ongoing and open to everyone, and others are best suited for volunteers who have attended one of our volunteer orientations.

We use our newsletter to announce general, all-inclusive volunteer opportunities, as well as upcoming free programming events, and volunteer orientations. To sign up, go here.

Volunteer Orientations are held second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of the month. Sign up here!

Join the Growing Center's Compost Team

Want to learn more about turning food waste into healthy soil? Join the Growing Center's Compost Team. You'll get training on how to support and manage a community compost system while making use of your own household food scraps.
Contact: volunteer@thegrowingcenter.org for more details.

Volunteer Open Garden hosts Needed! 

Tasks: Hosts open up the garden, set up FCGC table, welcome visitors, track and report attendance. Open Hours are Tuesdays 3:00-5:00; Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; and Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm. 

Contact: Morgan, volunteer@thegrowingcenter.org

Strategic Planning Team

Have any background in organizational or non-profit planning? Just interested in participating as a stakeholder in how we (re)envision the next 3-5 years? Participation commitments can vary; outreach, weekly to monthly meetings. We’d love your help, knowledge and experience! This important team’s background work towards development of a strategic plan will produce significant outcomes, leading the Center into the next decade, with shared commitment to the organization’s renewed mission, vision, values, capacities and potential. Contact Lisa at lisa@thegrowingcenter.org.

 

Help with planning for a June 2024 Somerville Museum Exhibit

For our 30th anniversary, we are exploring with the Museum an exhibit sharing our archives as well as the outcomes from our planning process. If you have curating or exhibit experience, graphic design, framing, event planning, etc, let us know if you would be interested in joining our team!

Contact: Betsy blarking@thegrowingcenter.org or Lisa lisa@thegrowingcenter.org