Brettler Family Place is looking for volunteers to maintain the raised bed family garden.
About Sand Point Housing
Our Sand Point Housing campus provides transitional housing, affordable permanent housing, and onsite support services for formerly homeless families and individuals. The stunning campus, located in Seattle’s Magnuson Park near Lake Washington, is on land that was surplussed by the U.S. Navy. It includes historic renovated buildings and new construction totaling 175 townhomes and apartments.
Since 1999, more than 3,000 people have stayed at Sand Point Housing in their journey from homelessness to stability. Today, nearly 500 people (including almost 250 children and youth) live in a thriving community with onsite support services at Sand Point.
About Brettler Family Place
Brettler Family Place, part of the Sand Point Housing campus, is subsidized low-income housing for families, who have a history of homelessness or housing instability. Solid Ground is committed to providing case management and to supporting initiatives that improve the quality of life. The Family Garden is just one of the initiatives that provide comfort, relaxation, routine, for children and parents. Over the years, these residents have been committed to growing and developing the garden. However, because of work schedules parents are limited in their ability to fully maintain and manage the garden. Therefore, they are seeking volunteers to help with the labor and development of the Brettler Family Garden.
Raised Bed Garden Volunteer
Main tasks involve maintaining, watering, planting, weeding, mulching, potting, harvesting and cleaning up litter and/or supplies. Instructing and working with resident kids on gardening. Work environment includes lifting, sitting, standing, getting dirty, being outdoors, working with adults and working on a team.
Opportunities are ongoing from June to October. Volunteers are highly encouraged to make at least a 3-month commitment. Hour are flexible, but preference goes to volunteers with daytime availability on weekdays and/or weekends.
- Experience or passion for gardening, but not necessary. Must at least be willing to learn and be interested in gardening.
- Capable of lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs.
- Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages.
Solid Ground believes poverty is solvable. Volunteers play a critical role in helping us meet basic needs, nurture success, and spread change – so everyone in our community can achieve their full potential. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) and people with lived experience with poverty are encouraged to volunteer.