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OVF Volunteers Wanted

Below is a list of positions OVF currently needs filled. In addition to the contact information provided in each listing, more details about any of these positions can obtained by Contacting Us.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Admin Assistant will oversee documentation of meetings, school tours and volunteer hours for the school outreach team. Tasks include scheduling and attending meetings, advising with agenda and meetings protocol, taking minutes, collecting volunteers' signatures on time sheets, obtaining concise reports about school tours from docents and forwarding documents to Education Chairperson. City of L.A. fingerprinting may be required, at no cost. Also, a one-time task of researching and reporting on LAUSD administrative application procedures for tour sites. Contact: Melody at educationchair@oceanviewfarms.net

PICKUP TRUCK

OVF NEEDS THE USE OF A PICKUP TRUCK ONCE EVERY 6 WEEKS TO TAKE RECYCLES OVER TO A RECYCLE YARD IN SANTA MONICA. WE WOULD LIKE AN OVF MEMBER TO DRIVE OVER WITH A HELPER. YOU WOULD RECIEVE HOURLY CREDIT. Garden Master: ED MOSMAN

2014 EVENT PUBLICITY ASSISTANT

Need someone to post online and on social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, etc.. File and update announcements in newspapers and online news outlets. Upcoming Tomatobration on April 5th and 6th, 2014. Contact Melody, educationchair@oceanviewfarms.net

LAS DORADAS CHILDREN'S CENTER

The volunteers at the Las Doradas Children's Center in Venice are looking for someone with the time, interest and knowledge about vegetable gardening to join them in cultivating the vegetable garden with the Center's preschoolers They have already established five, 4' x 10' raised beds which they have cultivated over the past several years with the children. The volunteers meet with the children one day a week for approximately two hours. The program encompasses a wide range of activities, from teaching about plant growth to hands-on planting and sowing.
 
Las Doradas is part of the Neighborhood Youth Association, which offers programs to benefit at risk youth from low income families in the Venice area. It is located two blocks west of Lincoln Blvd and north of California Avenue on Pleasant View.
 
Anyone who is interested and can dedicate time on a consistent basis should contact April Palmer at (310) 306-0318.
 
This is NOT an OVF sponsored event and will not earn OVF community hours.

EXPERIENCED PROOFREADER WANTED NOW 2014

Earn community service hours while working at home. Good foundation in punctuation, grammar, spelling and proofreading required. No writing. Check 2600 word draft for errors and inconsistencies. Familiarity with or willingness to use Chicago Manual of Style a plus. Fast turnaround important. Contact: Melody at educationchair@oceaviewfarms.net.

COORDINATORS FOR 2014 OVF EDUCATION EVENTS

Have fun coordinating one or more OVF education events. You will earn an additional community hour for supervisory role! Supervise Workshop preparations, including sign postings, and helping lecturer's set up. Other tasks are:assigning tasks to volunteers, checking on volunteers, supervising collection of signatures on time sheets and attendance records and interacting with the public. Contact Education Chair Melody Girard for more information.

COMPOSTERS

OVF is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help with our composting program. The Composting Group meets every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the compost bins. Workcalls generally last no more than 1 hour. Come and help OVF keep our piles going and meet new friends.