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Date
05/05/2020 -
Category
Sunshine Calls For JFS
Description

Print, compile, and send educational workbook pages for kids ages 9-12. Please include the workbooks, a bag with 3-5 new-quality markers/crayons/colored pencils.

Please complete by Monday, May 11. More information coming regarding pick up


Date
05/11/2020 - 06/30/2020
Category
Sunshine Calls For JFS
Description
 

Make calls to isolated families, couples or senior at the JFS Housing buildings. These calls are 15-min check-in calls where you are provided a script of questions to follow. We ask each volunteer to make 6-8 calls in a 2-week period. Follow up information will be sent along with a call list. Up to 30 volunteers needed.

 

Date
07/07/2020 - 09/29/2020
Category
Veggie Chop Shop 2020
Description
 

Help us chop up and cook all the lovely veggies we received throughout the week and make them into meals for those that need them most in Milwaukee. Tuesdays starting July 7th. 9-4 roughly

 

Date
07/07/2020 - 09/29/2020
Category
Veggie Chop Shop 2020
Description
 

Help us get the freshly cooked food to those that need it most in Milwaukee! You will have between 2 and 3 deliveries to area shelters. You will pick up at MKE Kitchen at 531 E. Keefe Milwaukee between 2-3 on Tuesdays, starting July 7th. 

 

Date
07/05/2020 - 11/01/2020
Category
Veggie Chop Shop 2020
Description
 

Volunteer to help VCS get our veggies from the farmers/farmer's markets to our kitchens or area shelters! Available days are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

 

Date
05/17/2020 - 05/17/2020
Category
Garden Blitz 2020

Date
05/17/2020 - 05/17/2020
Category
Garden Blitz 2020
Description
Join us Sunday, May 17, there are two shifts; 8am-12pm, and 1pm-5pm. Looking for 2 groups of 5 volunteers 16 and over (under 18 needs a parent). See below for more information and guidelines.

https://victorygardeninitiative.org/blitz-covid-updates/

Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ 

Each year in May, we install 500 raised garden beds throughout Milwaukee County. We install these at schools, places of worship, personal yards, vacant lots and more. We raise money to install at least 50% of these gardens in low-income areas for reduced prices and provide garden mentorship for any of our garden recipients that want it. This year the Blitz is  scheduled for May 9th-23rd. We have reached out to public health officials and currently believe that with proper social distancing and safety protocols you can expect your volunteer group to proceed as planned. If for any reason your group would like to cancel their slot we understand and of course encourage cancellation for any high-risk individuals or anyone with Covid 19 symptoms and exposures. VGI staff will also begin installing gardens before the scheduled BLITZ time so that volunteer groups have fewer beds to install per shift.  Staff will work in small groups, drive our own cars and practice social distancing as we install your raised bed garden. This method will take longer, but we will work our hardest to get everyone’s garden installed by June. If you haven’t already signed up to volunteer, please contact montana@victorygardeninitiative.org or at 414-828-0153! We will keep you abreast of any new public health guidelines and changes.

As an FYI the current City of Milwaukee Stay At Home Order states that Food Production and Construction are still considered essential infrastructure.  We agree that making sure anyone has the opportunity to grow food at this time is essential. 

VGI staff will be abiding by the following safety protocols when installing gardens and these protocols may carry over to our volunteers: 

Sharing vehicles will most likely not be allowed, so we will need:

  • People with their own pick-up trucks to deliver lumber or soil 
  • People with their own vehicles to follow delivery trucks. 

Sharing tools will be discouraged, so we will need:

  • People with their own gloves, shovels, drills, rakes, or wheelbarrows

Other Safety Protocol changes:

  • Anyone with any sort of minor cough or illness will be asked to go home if they try to come help
  • Volunteers or Staff should not enter the homes of garden recipients, have direct contact with garden recipients or otherwise expose themselves during the BLITZ.
  • Stay at least 6ft apart. If you have a mask or covering, wear it to avoid breathing on one another. Practice intentional spacial awareness.
  • Vehicles may only be shared with social distancing partners.
  • Group size will be limited depending on recommended safety protocols at the time.
  • VGI will not be providing food at the BLITZ headquarters, only water. You must bring your own water bottle. 
  • All trucks and equipment will be sanitized after each use.
  • VGI will provide a portable wash sink, but there may not be bathroom facilities.

If we do have to completely cancel the BLITZ this year we will be able to provide full refunds for your gardens/soil or keep you on the list for next year. We can also provide resources of where to get soil delivered and we can still provide you with lumber.

Local food growing infrastructure has never been more important. If we come together, (but no closer than 6ft)  we can build a sustainable and resilient local food system in Milwaukee that will help keep us healthy and strong!


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