Will Do The Work?
The Growing Center, Inc. relies on both paid employees and
volunteer labor to carry out its programs. It also has an unpaid
Board of Advisors drawn from interested community members. Our
staff includes an Executive Director, Associate Director, Head
Grower, as well as a Horticultural Therapist. Volunteers and
interns can help in a variety of ways. Some of the jobs our volunteers
perform are greeting visitors, answer telephones, and maintaining
the library, preparing and updating our mailing lists. Also help
with the computer work, maintaining participant files, preparing
newsletters and mailings, and grant and foundation funding research.
volunteers help with assisting HT program participants, caring
for greenhouse plants and outdoor gardens, maintaining equipment
and facilities, selling plants and flowers during fund raising
events, delivering surplus produce to food banks and planting
surplus bedding plants at local parks and community buildings.
David Boyer is the Associate Director, and co- founder Linda
Boyer is the Executive Director. Besides leading the grass
roots development of the project, they oversee all aspects of
building, financial planning, personnel hiring, volunteer scheduling,
and public relations.