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Common Threads Farm Volunteer Application

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Assist Common Threads Food Educators with after-school cooking club activities (these take place in fall, winter, or spring depending on schools' needs)

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Assist Common Threads Food Educators with after-school gardening club activities in the spring and fall.

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Common Threads is guided by a board of directors that meets on a monthly basis. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Laura at (360)927-1590 or laura@commonthreadsfarm.org.

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Support students, food service and custodial staff, and teachers in creating and sustaining thoughtful cafeteria food recovery and composting practices. (*with RE Sources)

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Assist Common Threads Food Educators in facilitating a diversity of Spring Break and Summer programs. We lead camp programs at the The Outback on the WWU campus and at low-income housing sites.

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Assist Common Threads Food Educators with classroom-based healthy cooking activities. Our classroom cooking programs run November-February.

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Assist food service staff in distributing taste tests for new menu items and on Harvest of the Month lunch days in the cafeteria once a month. (*Partnership with Whatcom Farm to School)

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Assist Common Threads Food Educators with cooking demos and tasting opportunities at evening family events & community events, such as school-hosted satellite food banks.

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Weed, prune, mulch, plant and water during the school year and summer break.

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General office operations.

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Assist Common Threads’ Food Educators with school garden-based lessons. Includes experiential outdoor education and facilitating small groups of students. No gardening knowledge required (but welcomed!).

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Work with Common Threads Farm, Whatcom Farm-to-School, the school district’s Wellness Director and other organizations to advocate for children to have access to healthy food at school.

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Occasional one-off projects, such as light carpentry, setting up drip systems, hauling debris or compost, etc. (A truck is particularly handy!)

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Volunteer to support students, teachers, and food service staff during the start of new healthy eating programs such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Recess Before Lunch, Salad Bars, and new recipe taste-tests. (*Partnership with Bellingham Schools)

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