The Volunteer Log Book
The Volunteer Log Book (VLB) is intended to be used by “anyone and everyone” who volunteers in the Inglewood Community Garden (ICG).
The VLB is a three ring binder containing pre-printed “personalised” pages for every gardener who rents a bed in the ICG and plenty of spare pages, for anyone who volunteers in the ICG (but who does not rent a bed in the ICG), to personalise for themselves. [ see Personalised tab ]
The VLB is available during ICG opening hours. Entries should be made on the day that the volunteering is contributed — or as soon as possible thereafter.*
*Routinely, throughout the gardening season, someone will review VLB entries and initial pages. Subsequently entering an activity or Harvest Reward dated “before” the scrutineer’s timestamp may raise questions. [ see Example tab ]
The VLB is kept in the Communal Garden Shed, on the counter along the south wall. [ see Where tab ]
The Volunteer Log Book (VLB) is the means by which the garden keeps track of the volunteer commitments made by bed rental gardeners who have chosen to contribute their time (rather than paying a remittance fee), as well as, determining the quantity of Volunteer Harvest Reward to which a volunteer is entitled.
Any and all volunteer hours should be recorded in the log book in order to:
(A) …qualify for the Volunteer Harvest Reward
(B) …qualify for bed rental renewal in the following gardening season
(C) …help give the ICG “some idea” of how much work was involved during the gardening season to maintain the Garden
Simple — on your page (which are arranged alphabetically by (family) name)…
1. Jot down the date, activity and time of your volunteer activity
… AND / OR …
2. Jot down the date, type and weight of the produce collected for your Volunteer Harvest Reward
… on separate lines, please … [ see Guidelines tab ]
“Et Violà!” *
* Not a typo — chairperson humour.
In the diagram below the red boxes indicate the “day and month” that the entries have been randomly scrutinized.
As you can see in this ‘example’ Eugene does not qualify to renew his rental bed for next year because…
The standard required volunteer time commitment is = 5 hours
Harvest Rewards are measured by unit weight — 0.454Kg or 1Lb — is equal to 1 hour of volunteer time
Eugene’s Total Volunteer Hours recorded are = 11.5
Eugene’s Total Harvest Rewards unit weight is = 9
So … when … we “do the math”
Total Volunteer Hours minus Total Harvest Rewards = less than 5 hours
Sorry, Eugene… *
For the criteria to become a “qualified gardener” please click on this link Details for Gardeners and see the Qualified Gardeners tab
* JSYK — Do not feel too sorry for Eugene, he still has a path to “redemption” … or should I say “resumption”? **
** Vic Dessos will donate ONE volunteer hour to everyone who can correctly point out the path Eugene must take to be able to renew his bed for next year — click here to email us and Show Eugene the Path
A pre-printed personalised entry for a gardener and secondary gardener
A pre-printed personalised entry for a board member
A pre-printed personalised entry for a gardener who has paid a remittance fee rather that commit to volunteer hours