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Volunteers play a crucial role in accomplishing our mission, and there are many ways you can get involved. There are opportunities to work after school with students, doing garden maintenance when it fits your schedule, joining community work days alone or with a group, or lending a hand with fundraisers and community events.

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Community Work Groups

Work groups are a great opportunity for companies and organizations to build teamwork and have fun together outside of the office. Work groups help us complete specific projects in our gardens, either on our monthly Saturday Community Workdays, or during one-time events such as Day of Caring. Groups can contact us to schedule work days at any time of the year.


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Garden Maintenance Volunteers

For those who love to get their hands dirty, we offer volunteer garden maintenance opportunities. These volunteers provide weekly assistance with watering, weeding, and sometimes building and other garden tasks. Our schedule is quite flexible for this; however, we ask that you commit to a fairly regular schedule, so that we can plan accordingly.


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Garden Project Volunteer Team

If you’d like to get involved at our garden sites, but aren’t able to commit to a regular schedule, this is the team for you!

By signing up for our Garden Project Team, you’ll receive a monthly email highlighting one-time volunteer opportunities at our sites to help us complete gardening projects. These projects will be limited to individuals or very small groups and organized to ensure distance between volunteers in a safe and fun outdoor environment.


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Careers

Garden Educator

Global Gardens is currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated teaching professional to fill the role of full-time Garden Educator. The ideal candidate will be goal-oriented and interested in leadership opportunities and professional growth.

Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Program Director (PD), the Garden Educator develops and facilitates a year-long program of inquiry-based, garden-focused science and peace education that fosters learning engagement, confidence, problem solving and social skills, self-regulation, healthy eating, and student empowerment.

  • Works with the PD to plan and implement year-round garden-focused instruction for during-school, extended learning, and/or family food farm programs.
  • Designs appropriate lessons that incorporate student-led and inquiry-based teaching strategies.
  • Encourages student enthusiasm for and ownership of the learning process.
  • Supports and manages student events and community projects.
  • Facilitates seed-to-plate experiences for participants.
  • Manages garden spaces at assigned sites.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with families, school representatives and community partners.
  • Oversees the activities of site-based volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps members.

About Us:

Global Gardens empowers low-income students and families through inquiry-based learning that takes place in the garden. Our holistic model teaches students about science, peace, health, and the environment, while challenging them to become caring, engaged community members. As our students plan and cultivate their gardens, they grow the confidence and skills to create positive changes in their lives and the world around them. We currently offer a range of garden-based programming for 3,100 students (grades preK-6) and families at 12 Tulsa-area sites. Our organizational values include curiosity, relationships, equity, ownership, and adaptability.

Global Gardens provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Teaching experience, particularly experience with elementary science education
  • Gardening experience, particularly organic gardening
  • Knowledge of communities associated with GG partner schools
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Qualifications:  

  • Commitment to children’s well-being and belief in their ability to impact the world
  • Commitment to student-led and inquiry-based education
  • Commitment to peaceful and positive conflict resolution
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team-based environment
  •  Excellent time management skills and flexibility in meeting scheduling needs

About Us: Global Gardens empowers low-income students and families through inquiry-based learning that takes place in the garden. Our holistic model teaches students about science, peace, health, and the environment, while challenging them to become caring, engaged community members. As our students plan and cultivate their gardens, they grow the confidence and skills to create positive changes in their lives and the world around them. We currently offer a range of garden-based programming for 3,100 students (grades preK-6) and families at 12 Tulsa-area sites. Our organizational values include curiosity, relationships, equity, ownership, and adaptability.

Global Gardens provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: kristen@global-gardens.org


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Development Director

Global Gardens is currently seeking an energetic, relationship-focused fundraising professional to fill the role of full-time Development Director.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director spearheads and manages all development efforts for Global Gardens in order to achieve annual fundraising goals (current goal is $880,000).

Responsibilities:

● Works with the ED and Board development committee to create and implement Global Gardens’ annual development plan.
● Secures annual contributions and major gifts from individuals.
● Develops relationships with donors and prospects through cultivation and stewardship.
● Directs two special events, the “Planting Futures” luncheon and “GLOW” evening fundraiser.
● Assists Executive Director with grant writing and reporting.
● Oversees implementation of the fundraising database and timely gift processing.
● Serves as an agency speaker and represents Global Gardens in the community.
● Develops and implements new fundraising strategies for special projects and initiatives.

Skills & Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree
● Three or more years of experience in nonprofit fundraising
● Experience with major gifts, capital campaigns, and events preferred
● Knowledge of eTapestry preferred

Qualifications:

● Skill at establishing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse stakeholders.
● Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
● Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team-based environment.
● Ability to strategize, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate results.
● Excellent public speaking skills.

About Us: Global Gardens empowers low-income students and families through inquiry-based learning
that takes place in the garden. Our holistic model teaches students about science, peace, health, and the
environment, while challenging them to become caring, engaged community members. As our students
plan and cultivate their gardens, they grow the confidence and skills to create positive changes in their
lives and the world around them. We currently offer a range of garden-based programming for 3,100
students and families at 11 Tulsa-area sites. Our organizational values include curiosity, relationships,
equity, ownership, and adaptability.

Global Gardens provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: maryann@global-gardens.org


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