Get Involved

577 is a gathering place that inspires meaningful and diverse connections, promoting open-hearted generosity and sharing. See how you can get involved today.

Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role in the evolution of 577 in positions such as building docents, on-site educators, front desk helpers, resource center sorters and garden helpers.

Teach

We believe education strengthens the fabric of our community. 577 is a curiosity combustor, an igniter of creativity. Instructive, Stimulating. A place for life-long learning and taking care of the land. Share your passion and knowledge with the community.

Classes at 577 are currently being taught online and remotely, with limited in-person classes. If you’d like to teach in one of those formats, please email cstose@577foundation.org for details.

College Internship

577 offers internship opportunities throughout the year to undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand on their chosen field of study, develop important professional leadership skills and flex their creative muscles. Explore what it means to work for a mission driven nonprofit and immerse yourself in—

    • A supportive community and team-oriented inclusive staff environment
    • Interesting and engaging projects aligned with your area of study
    • Flexible, part-time schedules
    • Opportunities to develop and teach your own classes

Upcoming Opportunities ~ More information coming soon!

Program Interns – Fall 2022

Pottery Fellowship – Part-time/Year

Community Gardens

The Community Gardeners are an important part of 577; their gardens have created a pleasant environment for visitors, an education in organic growing and an inspiration to future gardeners. Each year, our gardeners grow and donate between 1,500 to 3,200 pounds of organic produce to local food banks—truly embodying a sense of community.

50 garden spots are available on a first come basis. Organic gardening advice, basic gardening tools, hoses, leaf mulch, compost (when available) and seasonal gardening classes are provided.

Job Board

Diversity and equal employment opportunities are integral to all of our activities. We hire and promote based on an individual’s qualifications, skills, ability to do the required work, merit and overall potential. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, military status or any other classification protected by law.

 

Seasonal Summer Staff

We are hiring a seasonal staff member to keep The 577 Foundation beautiful and welcoming. This team member works alongside our year-round staff to tend the gardens and grounds, welcome visitors, and steward our mission through hands-on projects. If you care about the environment and community gardens and you’re looking for a physical job in a beautiful outdoor setting, this is it!

QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this work, candidates must be in excellent physical condition and have experience working outdoors in all types of weather, including heat and rain. Candidates for this position must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb ladders, work at heights of up to 18 feet and carry out the physical job requirements involving kneeling, bending, twisting, standing. Must work well independently and as a team and must be able to accept supervision. Must have a valid driver’s license. We look for candidates with experience in organic growing and cleaning practices, groundskeeping and landscaping, general maintenance, and providing service to visitors.

PAY: $13.00/hr (starting wage)

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Mike Mummert, Assistant Director of Buildings, Grounds, & Technology at mmummert@577foundation.org