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Become an AckerCoach and inspire children for vegetables in Hamburg-Ost (Rahlstedt, Wandsbek)

Acker e. V.

Rahlstedt, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
  • Kids & Teenagers
  • Climate & Nature Protection
  • Education & Language Support
  • Organisation & Administration

About the volunteering opportunity

Are you interested in gardening and do you enjoy guiding children and adults? Then become a volunteer AckerCoach and inspire a young generation for nature and sustainability!

In our award-winning educational programs GemüseAckerdemie and AckerRacker, schoolchildren, daycare centers and kindergarteners grow their own vegetables. They experience directly where the food on their plates comes from and discover nature with all their senses. The goal: a generation that knows what it eats!

At Acker, we support the institutions with training, a wide range of accompanying materials and active help with the planting on site. With a growing community of more than 450 AckerCoaches, we are already working at more than 1,600 schools, daycare centers and kindergartens throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Are you part of it?

Your Tasks

As an AckerCoach, you will accompany schools, daycare centers and kindergartens through the AckerJahr and provide the participating children, teachers and educators with practical knowledge about vegetable cultivation. But don't worry: You don't have to be a vegetable expert to become an AckerCoach!

Your commitment

  • Together with us, you will promote greater appreciation for nature and food and inspire children and educators with your commitment to healthy nutrition and sustainability.

  • On up to four dates per year per learning site, you will guide the educators, children and helpers on site at the beds and impart practical knowledge about vegetable cultivation and the establishment of their field in a playful way.

Your harvest

  • Bright children's eyes, delicious vegetables and unforgettable experiences await you in the field.

  • You will receive a fair expense allowance for your work as an exercise leader (§ 3 No. 26 EStG).

  • In addition to your qualification as an AckerCoach, you can expand your knowledge of vegetable cultivation and sustainable knowledge transfer in our free training courses and workshops.

  • You will receive a written confirmation of your commitment as proof, e.g. for future employers.

  • You become part of a growing community working together for a more sustainable world and can use it to network.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

Your requirements

  • You are enthusiastic about nature and sustainability and enjoy guiding children and adults.

  • Good organization, reliability and initiative are a matter of course for you.

  • You have the time and desire to be trained as an AckerCoach at the beginning of the year and during the season.

  • You have no problems with digital applications and are willing to learn new tools.

  • You are flexible in terms of time and can be deployed regularly during the week from March to October, during the day for 3 to 4 hours.

  • In time before your first assignment, you will submit an extended certificate of good conduct (free of charge).

  • You comply with the current regulations for measles protection according to § 20 para. 8 - 14 IfSG and implement current rules for corona pandemic control.

  • A driver's license and the willingness to travel by car in your region are advantageous, especially in rural areas.

You can find more information about the requirements and the contact form at Ehrenamt AckerCoach | Acker e.V. or write us here on vostel.de, if you have any questions.

We look forward to getting to know you.

Photos: Kristian Barthen, Nadine Stenzel

Time required

Regularly
Discussed individually
On weekdays, during the day

You are flexible in terms of time and can volunteer from March to October regularly during the week, during the day for 3 to 4 hours.

Where?

Acker e. V.

More appreciation for nature and food - this is what Acker e. V. is working for with its award-winning educational programs GemüseAckerdemie and AckerRacker.
Here, children learn where the food on our plates comes from on the school's or daycare center's own farmland.
The non-profit association was founded in 2014 by Dr. Christoph Schmitz. In 2021, the name of the association was changed from Ackerdemia e. V. to Acker e. V.

More about the organisation
Rahlstedt, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Rahlstedt, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually