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Volunteers are needed at the homeless youth shelter, Second Base, in Scarborough.
The chef, who teaches the kids cooking skills and does general cooking for them, wants to organize a vegetable garden in the full-sun backyard of this shelter.
If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for an upcoming gardening initiative at Second Base Youth Shelter we would love to have your support. If you wish to volunteer on the project please attend an information session being hosted at Second Base on May 20th at 7pm in the drop-in space. This orientation session will be kept brief, but we will be discussing plans for the date of planting as well as the direction and vision of the program and how it will impact the youth.
Skills needed for this stage of planning:
we need people with good gardening skills to help plan the layout of the garden and when and where things should get planted.
we also need people with experience in working with youth and the challenges they face,
we will need people with leadership skills, that have experience using general gardening tools and can show the youths and other volunteers how to use them.
we are also looking for a long term volunteer to help teach the staff and youth how to maintain the garden for the season.
we also appreciate general volunteers, people with good hearts
If you arenít currently a staff member or volunteer at Second Base please be sure to bring photo ID for a police check.
Volunteers must be twenty-two years of age and older.
The shelter is at 702 Kennedy and is in the back of the parking lot for the 'Church of the Epiphany'. It is just south of Kennedy Rd. and Eglinton Ave.
By TTC you can go to Kennedy Subway Station and take the 113 Danforth bus. It is only a few stops, get off at Merrian Rd., in front of Tim Horton's (there is also a Giant Tiger store as a landmark), and walk north along Kennedy.
The same bus can also be taken from Main station, but it will take a bit longer.