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Project Youth Green Intern

San Fernando, CA

Company Description

Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. YSC provides area youths with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities.

Job Description

Salary: Unpaid (can count for college internship requirement)

Education: Current college student, preferred
Location: Northeast San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Language(s): English and Spanish preferred

Area of Focus: Community Development, Sustainability, Environmental Studies

Type: Part time, 6 - 12 hours, occasional Saturdays, flexible

Posting date: 5/1/2013
Start date: flexible start date

Job Description: Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. YSC provides area youth with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities.

Project Youth Green: The work area is a four-acre community garden in the heart of Pacoima. The work will allow the individual to gain valuable experience in a diverse work environment. The individual will cooperatively work with garden members from all age groups and backgrounds while creating a sustainable change in the community. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Garden Coordinator in facilitating volunteer days, weekly council meetings, and garden member meetings.

  • Keep garden members updated on community and garden events.

  • Outreach to other organizations, community groups and schools.

  • Work cooperatively with Garden Coordinator and garden council members on garden’s overall wellbeing.

  • Promote healthy behavior and attitude with volunteers and garden members.

  • Assist in developing a consistent exercise component for the garden.

  • Provide logistical support and complete general administrative duties as needed.

  • Assist with reporting, respond to development staff inquiries and support fundraising efforts.

  • Assist with recruiting youth from area schools and YSC programs. 

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

    • High School diploma required

    • Minimum of one year in a related field preferred.

    • Knowledge of garden planning and design, plant basics, and garden maintenance.

    • Excellent bilingual (Spanish and English) written and verbal communications skills.

    • Ability to work with diverse youth, all age groups, and low-income communities.

    • Ability to work independently and apart of a team essential.

    • Willingness to work outdoors (manual labor necessary).

    • Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and Saturdays as required.

    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

      Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: brianda@youthspeakcollective.org Please include in the subject line: “Project Youth Green Intern” 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.