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2023 Board of Directors Openings

VGN has positions open on our board of directors. To learn more about VGN board membership, please click here.

Regional Garden Coordinator Positions (Part Time)

We partner with local housing providers to connect residents across the state with opportunities to grow their own food and connect with their neighbors. Each county where we operate this program has a regional coordinator who is responsible for running workshops with residents and helping to answer their questions about gardening. If you have some time in your schedule and a passion for gardening and helping others, apply for a Garden Coordinator position! (click on the county to see a full job description). All Positions run from March-October of each year. 

Chittenden County (9 garden sites, 5-10 hours / week) [Application Window Open!]

Addison County (8 garden sites,  4-8 hours / week) [Application Window Open]

Windham County (1 garden site, 0.5-2 hours / week) [Application Window Open!]

Internship Opportunities 

VGN interns get direct work experience and play an important role in supporting the state’s network of community-based gardens. See below for current internship opportunities.

 

2023 Garden Education Internship – May 30 to August 18, 10-14 hours per week.  This is an opportunity to gain experience in garden education by working with diverse groups of adults in community-based gardens in Burlington.  Download the full internship description here 2023_GardenEd_Internship.  Application deadline is March 24.

 


 

Here’s what some of our past interns had to say about their experiences with VGN:

“Every day in gardens brought the opportunity to play so many different roles – teacher, gardener, student, camp counselor, chef, friend – and with that came so much learning and growth… The connections I made within VCGN and outside are some that I hope I can maintain for the rest of my life and I cannot put into words how grateful I am for that. This organization changes lives with their gardens and I don’t hesitate to say that it changed mine this summer.”

“My experience in the garden this summer surpassed my initial expectations. I became more involved in the Burlington community and learned so much more about community gardening than I could have imagined.”

“Working at VGN was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had and I feel like I learned so much this summer, not only about gardening, but about teaching and community building.” 

“Spending a summer with the Vermont Garden Network as an intern not only provided me with professional experience and gardening knowledge from the passionate staff at the VGN, but also helped me gain a sense of direction for my future education and career plans. VGN allowed me to incorporate my interests in sustainability, community, photography, and writing into my internship, which helped me steer my future job path toward communications and sustainability.” 

 

 

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