We started our well loved Garden Club program with the residents of George Pearson Centre (GPC) at the end of March by starting seeds indoors. This is our 14th year!! It has been a bit chilly so far, for many of the gardeners here, who all get around with the use of a wheelchair. GPC is a longterm residential care facility that is home to 114 adults of all ages.
We are now looking for volunteers who are friendly, empathetic, enjoy creating a sense of community, and are interested in working one-on-one with gardeners with disabilities.
This program is a collaboration between Farmers on 57th and GPC. All volunteers must sign up with Vancouver Coastal Health, which provides an excellent credit as well as great experience. Sign-up instructions are below. This sign-up process can take a month at least – so get started now if you are interested!
Volunteer shift is three hours, on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30pm. Garden Club runs from now until end of September. If you can only volunteer for part of this, that’s okay.
No experience necessary! Read more about Garden Club. Many things have changed since the pandemic but the basics of gardening remain.
HOW TO APPLY:
Go to: http://www.vch.ca/get-involved/volunteer/apply-to-volunteer
Scroll down to click on “Vancouver” and then the button for “Application Form”
Fill out the VCH application:
IMPORTANT!! YOU MUST SPECIFY: GPC site and Garden Club.
Thanks for reading this far – if you are free Tuesday afternoons, please join us!