Project Youth Green Intern
- San Fernando, CA
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com Please include in the subject line: “Project Youth Green Intern”