**What is the Green Team? The Green Team is a teen employment and leadership program. Green Team Members get paid to work on a team, grow food for our community, work for environmental justice, and learn how to be leaders in their community. The Green Team helps work towards Groundwork Somerville’s mission of a cleaner, greener, healthier, and more equitable city. **What do we do? This summer, the Green Team will focus on: - Urban Agriculture: Learn to grow food at our urban farm and school gardens. We will be planting, weeding, harvesting, selling produce and more. - Environmental Justice: Help restore, maintain, and design green spaces like the Mystic River waterfront so that all community members can access outdoor recreation.- Civic Engagement: Practice public speaking, facilitation, and leadership skills. Host community events, support food access initiatives, and learn about advocating for racial, economic, and other forms of social justice.- Biking: Learn how to safely ride a bike and travel around Somerville by bike with the Green Team. Be ready to get dirty, sweaty, and in shape! **How much does it pay? Green Team members work approximately 20-22 hours per week at $12 per hour. **When is it? - The Green Team works for 7 weeks in the summer: Monday, July 1st through Friday, August 16th. - We work every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.- We also have required orientation sessions on both: Saturday, June 15th and Monday, July 1st. - All Green Team members are expected to attend work every day during the seven week summer. Let us know if you have any commitments during this time. - Green Team members are also required to work 2-3 farmers market shifts over the course of the summer on Friday afternoon or Saturday.
**What else do I need to know? In order to be on the Green Team, you must be:- At least 14 years old by July 1, 2019 and not older than 19- Willing to ride a bike and wear a helmet (we provide bikes and teach you if you don’t know how!)- Willing to work outdoors on days that are cold, hot, or rainy and get sweaty and dirty- Willing to work and communicate with team members and leaders- Able to attend work every day and have no conflicting commitments- Able to provide verification that you are authorized to work in the U.S. (reach out with questions)- Able to take and pass a drug test (most Green Team members but not all) **How do I apply? Fill out the Green Team application HERE by Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Once you submit this application, we will contact you with our dates for a required in-person, group interview which will take place the first week of May.
**What if I have questions?Contact Rae Axner, Youth Employment Program Manager, with any questions! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, text 617-959-1324, or call our office at 617-628-9988. You can also stop in at 337 Somerville Ave #2B in Union Square!