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Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Agency Description
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is an organic garden and instructional kitchen that uses hands-on cooking, gardening, and science education to teach students and families about nutrition and environmental stewardship. We provide free classes, field trips, and community events to children and adults from National City and around San Diego County.

Mission Statement: The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to connect and motivate students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens.
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Opportunity:Garden and Kitchen Lessons Volunteer

Date:09/02/2024 -

Agency:Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is seeking volunteers to help us teach students about environmental science and nutrition through experiential cooking and gardening classes.



  • Support Environmental Education Specialist and Nutrition Education Specialist with field trip lesson set-up, delivery, co-facilitation, student management, student engagement, and clean-up

  • Lessons are typically held every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30am to 2:00pm


All interested volunteers must fill out an application and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more at OlivewoodGardens.org/get-involved.

Opportunity:School-Garden Lessons Volunteer

Date:09/02/2024 -

Agency:Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is seeking volunteers to help us teach about environmental science through gardening classes located at National City Schools. 



  • Support on school-based Environmental Education Specialist with lesson set-up, delivery, co-facilitation, student management, student engagement, and clean-up. 

  • Lessons are typically held every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm


All interested volunteers must fill out an application and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more at OlivewoodGardens.org/get-involved.

Opportunity:Garden Volunteer

Date: -

Agency:Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is seeking volunteers to help out in the garden! 



  • Support maintenance of gardens through weeding, planting, composting, assisting with bed rotations

  • Monday through Friday between 9:00am to 3:00pm


All interested volunteers must fill out an application and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more at OlivewoodGardens.org/get-involved

Opportunity:Office Volunteer

Date: -

Agency:Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is seeking volunteers to help us upkeep office tasks so our programs can run smoothly. 



  • Support administrative tasks such as: data entry, document preparation & organization, visitor communications, content creation, etc.,

  • Monday through Friday between 1:00pm to 4:00pm


All interested volunteers must fill out an application and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Learn more at OlivewoodGardens.org/get-involved.

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United Way of San Diego CountyOur success is measured by the lives we transform: the children who succeed, the families that thrive, the partners that align with us, leveraging resources and expertise to transform the lives of children, young adults, and families in our community and move them forward into a brighter future.

These stories are our commitment to the San Diego County and the challenges we face together: an intern watches a second-grader transform from missing school to setting an attendance record. A volunteer tax-preparer sees a struggling family transform from fearing tax day to looking forward to their EITC refund. A high school student transforms from a teenager with no aspirations into a young person with a future pipelined to a prospering local tech industry.

Change starts small, but UWSD’s goals are big and hopeful: from transforming hundreds of lives to hundreds of thousands of lives in our region.


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