Seed Ambassador Training Volunteer Cultural Path Native American Education
This opportunity involves an ongoing project which is called the Seed Ambassador Program. You will be distributing seed bags to children as a part of our mobile educational display at community events and Native American Indian cultural events.
This opportunity starts in June, the dates and times are dependent on the volunteers availability. All volunteers must complete the Seed Ambassador Training Level 1 (July TBA) which educates on the connection between Native people and plants in today's society. Volunteers will be asked to assist us at Pow Wows and other events especially during September (American Indian Heritage Day programs) and November for Native American Heritage Month as well as our annual festival, Santa Fe Days in the Park - March 24 & 25, 2018. Volunteer may be seated for this job. You will be handing out seed bags to children and explaining about the "Learning Tags" they will receive if they stop at each learning module. Volunteer will learn to set up and take down displays so that plants and labels will not be mixed up. Volunteer will teach children how to put learning tags on their bag and explain about the important of seeds in our culture. Must have a light hearted personality and be willing to accept guidance on cultural protocols. It will be helpful if Volunteers have some basic hand sewing skills in case more seed bags are needed during the event. (We can also teach this). Sewing supplies will be on site. (SEWING IS NOT A REQUIREMENT JUST HELPFUL) At events you should bring their own chair, water and snacks, this volunteer job will be under a canopy or indoors. Dress appropriate for the weather - anticipate being colder than expected as they may be outdoor events. Please wear comfortable walking shoes/boots or sneakers. (Mark your items) Volunteers who sign up before June 30 will receive priority for these fun positions. Also, volunteers with a Native family history will find this position very informative.