I started with helping walk a group of first graders around the garden, and while they were very excitable, they were very willing to listen and settle down when asked. Then inside we helped them make a poster, using cutouts of colorful food.
We worked with the preschoolers to harvest spinach for today's recipe and let them put some plants on the garden plots in front of the school. Inside we had a lesson on the separation of waste, recycling, and compost by playing a game where they were enthusiastic to put different materials into their respective bin and we read them a cute story about why we are trying to protect the planet.
It was great
My experience doing community engagement was definitely eye-opening. It wasn't necessarily doing the service itself, but researching and learning more about it after the experience. I believe it is a good project that GWSB should maintain because it shows the importance of community service in any and all businesses. In terms of the symposium, it was definitely very encouraging to start working on ideas for the future and to be determined in finding something you are passionate about that helps the community.
We sat down with the kids to talk about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and the benefits with each. After breaking up into groups, I sat down with the kids to read an article that listed energy sources and some fun facts about them. We then let the kids write down some information about each. I was happy when I found out that some of the kids had recognized me from previous classes and I helped them hand out the food that we prepared to people around the school.
Good experience. Had time to learn about organization's mission and was able to complete my volunteering duties accordingly.
These kids and this organization is awesome!!!
Today, my group mates and I went to the school and helped the kids recycle and compost their food.
Helping other kids (and myself) to know how to sort trash to be recycled and composted. It was such a great experience to be able to work with kids who are so eager to learn how to recycle.
Thank you for this opportunity Ali, keep up the great work!
It was a great experience engaging & helping the kids (and myself too) to be better at recycling.
Enjoyed working with children and teaching them about recycling and composting!
The people at the school were really nice and the kids were willing to learn how to correctly throw away different lunch items. FoodPrints is a really great organization that helps educate children about recycling and composting. I enjoyed being able to help them and interact with them.
It was a great learning and engaging experience, we had to engage with small kids and encourage them in whatever work they were doing. We also had to keep an eye on the types of trashcans and make sure that the children trash the object in the correct trashcan and post that, we washed and cleaned up used milk vessels so that they can be used as plant vessels.
We helped set up a farmer's market for members of the community.
Martha's table was an extremely enjoyable experience. The other volunteers and staff were great with their organization, communication, and time management skills and were very kind, welcoming people. I spent my time setting up a market with fresh produce and giving to those in need in the community along some great individuals here in DC and I can't wait to go back sometime in the near future.