Growing Home Community Garden (under Project Homeless Connect) is hiring Peer Mentors!
Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Growing Home Community Garden (GHCG) Program Manager, the Peer Mentor provides outreach and support to enable individuals with mental health issues to fully participate in the GHCG.
Compensation: 10 hours a week at the rate of $11 an hour.
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Please send a completed application, a cover letter and your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of applicants, not all applicants will recieve a response to their resume. We will do our best to be in touch with as many applicants as possible about their status in the process.
Please send any questions about the postion to:
Megan Rohrer Program Manager Growing Home Community Garden email@example.com 415-503-2196
The Growing Home Community Garden’s (GHCG) mission is to provide a community garden where both homeless and housed San Franciscans work side-by-side to grow nutritious food, access green space, and build community.
Greening the neighborhood and providing edible foods in an urban environment are obvious goals. Skill building, nutritional education, and food preparation classes provide additional community value. However, what makes this program unique is its focus on building community. The GHCG provides an inspirational venue to change community norms and prejudices; to improve community relations-to celebrate and harvest together-this is what makes this project special.
Today, the Mayor is encouraging citizens to plant gardens and convert vacant public spaces to green space. Problems such as malnutrition, unemployment, and homelessness can be addressed in the same way-through community activism and innovative programs. This is what the Growing Home Community Garden proposes to do.
Project Homeless Connect, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, Department of Public Works, San Francisco Clean City Coalition, Farms to Grow, the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, and many others, are working to make Growing Home a functional, sustainable, and educational green space while increasing efficient use of the city’s resources for our homeless population.
Click here to see upcoming volunteer days, garden activities, or learn how to get involved.
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