What is your volunteer super power?
The Becker Green Classroom is often referred to as the “gold standard” of Austin’s school gardens. When asked the secret to our success, our response is, “It couldn’t be done without our volunteers and community partners who want to give back.” Whether it is a one time commitment or something more long term, we provide volunteer opportunities to meet your level of involvement.
What is your volunteer super power? Becker Green Classroom volunteers make up our board and steering committee, lead, co-lead and assist with garden classes, act as grade level and activity coordinators, water, weed, help with special projects, clean and organize the indoor classroom, maintain the pond, organize events, take photos and videos, help with communications, marketing, fundraising, identify and apply for grants, type documents, send email, enter data, scan documents, write blog posts, update and maintain the website, attend garden work days, paint, create, and so much more.
What Becker Green Classroom Volunteers Do…
Garden Class lead
Lead a Becker elementary class of 20-24 students in an activity in the garden or activity room. Volunteers work with the same class during a regularly scheduled time on a weekly basis.
Gardening experience is helpful but, not necessary.
(1 year commitment)
Garden Class Volunteer
Support the Garden Class Lead Volunteer by regularly attending weekly classes, helping plan activities and supervising children in the garden during scheduled class time. If there are two or more volunteers per class they can rotate each week to accomidate less flexible scheules.
(1 year or semester committment)
Grade Level Lead
Support Garden Class Leads and their volunteers in your assigned grade level with activity ideas, attend monthly Activity Planning Happy Hour and help communicate Green Classroom information to grade level volunteers.
(1 year commitment)
Looking for a team building opportunity or a service project? We are open to businesses, organizations, and other groups who would like to be active in the community. Led by our Staff Volunteer Coordinator, we have opportunities for small and large teams to work in the garden and last anywhere from 2-5 hours.
Steering Committee Leads
(1 year commitment)
Steering Committee Volunteers
(1 year commitement)
Board of Directors
(2 year committment)
Our Mission, Vision & Approach
Our mission is to facilitate environmental stewardship, wellness and equity for Becker Elementary students and their community in an experiential outdoor learning space.
The Becker Green Classroom engages children in growing, harvesting, and tasting flavorful food in beautiful gardens. Through hands-on activities guided by community volunteers, students apply and gain knowledge through integrated curriculum concepts, while becoming aware of nature’s cycles and sustainable practices.
Our vision is to create communities of aware and engaged individuals living sustainably in a just world.
Our Annual Stats
Thanks to our Community Partners and event attendees, we raised $ ? $ during the 2018 – 2019 budget year.
Thanks to the efforts of our Volunteer Coordinator, we had 150 volunteers serving the Green Classroom during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Produce Bages Harvested
According to our Spread the Harvest report the Becker Green Classroom harvested 625 shopping bags of produce during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Combining the 1500 AISD Earth Camp students and 445 Becker Elementary Students we served 1,945 total during the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Rain Garden Digging
Meet the Teacher
Back To School Workday
First Day of School
TENTATIVE: Volunteer Orientation
Fall Community Event
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Children need nature for the healthy development of their senses, and therefore, for learning and creativity.
Our Live Oak Community Partners
Make a Donation Today
Clicking any of our donation buttons will take you directly to The Becker Green Classroom PayPal account. We also accept donations and payments via Venmo @GreenClassroom-Treasurer
Giving By Check
Prefer to send your donation by check? Make it out to The Becker Green Classroom and mail to 1701 Briar St. Austin, TX 78704 Please include a note with your name, address and phone or email so, we can send a thank you and tax receipt.
How Donations Are Used
The goals of our Donation programs are to raise funds for our operating costs, awareness about our incredible garden, and to increase volunteer involvement so that all children at our school can have the opportunity to participate.
1701 Briar St, Austin TX 78704