The Hunter Park GardenHouse is a project of Allen Neighborhood Center, a 501(c)(3) organization in Lansing, Michigan. The GardenHouse serves as a demonstration site and hub for year-round farm & garden education. Neighbors volunteer to grow food, flowers, and community; and youth develop job and life skills in service to the neighborhood.
Since 2008, the Hunter Park GardenHouse has empowered neighbors to grow, prepare, and eat healthy food to better their health and become more connected with the community. We are open 6 days a week, and offer a wide assortment of programs. Summer GardenHouse volunteer shifts are held Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12pm & 5pm-7:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-12pm.
Allen Neighborhood Center’s Hunter Park GardenHouse is offering 5 unpaid internships this summer. We are able to partner with academic institutions to provide this internship for college credit.
This person will serve as the Hunter Park GardenHouse Intern who will:
- Serve as Hunter Park GardenHouse shift leader 3-4 times per week (guide-by-the-side with volunteers to plant, harvest, water, weed, etc., and engage with visitors).
- Document GardenHouse programs through social media (maintain Facebook page with photos & updates).
- Work with the GardenHouse Director to develop and implement GardenHouse special projects (i.e. native bee house, pollinator garden, host educational workshops etc.).
- Commitment to serve 8-15+ hours per week, May through August 2017 (or longer if possible). Semester internships are also available.
- Desire and ability to engage with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.
- Ability to function independently and in a team environment.
- Knowledge and experience in urban farming/gardening.
- Familiarity with social media (Facebook) and basic photography.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, internship application form and background check consent form (click here) to Volunteer Coordinator, Sam Bigley: