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“I love volunteering for Green Plate Special! GPS really values its volunteers, we are treated with respect and I love the way we are literally included at the table for the communal meal. Whether it’s taking care of the chickens, teaching youth in the garden or the kitchen, every moment is helping to – make a difference.”

– Debra Page, GPS Volunteer

“Thank you Maia! I really needed this refresher. It’s been a while since my volunteer training session and I’ve found myself forgetting the techniques you model and reverting to my own dictatorial style. I will definitely keep going back to these guidelines to try and relearn how best to communicate with youth(even my own)!”

– Rita, GPS Volunteer


Madrona Elementary School: 4th & 5th Grade (March-June)

Join us and Madrona Elementary School students to lead small groups of 4th and 5th grade students in hands-on activities in the class room and the school garden and take a field trip to Green Plate Special. Projects include seed choices and planting in the pacific NW, composting, snack-making and nutrition, and garden-focused arts & crafts.

  • Mondays -- bi-weekly sessions and 2 field trip sessions (March-June)

  • volunteer shifts at Madrona -- 11AM-3PM

    • Feb 12 & 26

    • Mar 12 & 26

    • Apr 16 & 30

    • May 14

  • volunteer shifts for field trips to Green Plate Special -- (volunteer shifts for 8AM-2PM or 9AM-3PM)

    • May 21

    • Jun 4

  • please commit to all sessions or contact us before signing up

*To volunteer for youth programming all volunteers need to have attended a Green Plate Special volunteer training session. If you have not attended a training session and would like to volunteer - please email Claudia at volunteer@greenplatespecial.org for upcoming volunteer training sessions.

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Shift Time Volunteer Training Name
Shift Time Volunteer Training Name
Team Lead #1: Rita O.
  #2: Jennifer V.
Team Support #1: Shelley M.
  #2: Maria C.
Field Trip ONLY - Support #1: Benjamin L.