Volunteer Teams

Our Volunteer Teams are the heart of our program, and core to the mission of Each Green Corner. Do you have just one afternoon to volunteer, or are you looking for a regular volunteer opportunity in your neighborhood? Are you a seasoned gardener with a stellar green thumb, someone handy with a circular saw and hardware cloth, or perhaps more interested in the metaphorical “digging in” than actually sticking your hands in a bag of dirt? No matter your prior experience, location or time availability, EGC has a Volunteer Team for you.

Examples of EGC Volunteer Teams include:

  • Installations
  • Site-specific on-going maintenance & harvesting
  • Gardening Trouble-shooters
  • Harvesting (for one-time sites and area-wide harvest days)
  • Chicken & waterfowl care & trouble-shooting
  • Education & Workshops
  • Administration, marketing, grant writing and more!

Though many of our Volunteer Teams are available for one-time or intermittent volunteering, we ask that our site-specific Volunteer Teams be committed to on-going, semi-regular volunteering. By providing Garden Stewards with a consistent Volunteer Team for maintenance and harvests, the Garden Stewards and Volunteers are better able to build trust and invest in the ongoing success of their site and EGC’s broader mission of building communities centered around sustainable urban agriculture.

Minors are also welcome to volunteer with proper adult supervision, and we strive to find volunteer opportunities for kids 5 and up. For information about volunteering with minors, please contact volunteer@eachgreencorner.org.

For questions about volunteering or to arrange a volunteering opportunity for a group, please contact volunteer@eachgreencorner.org.

Garden Stewards

Whether you already have a productive garden or fruit trees, or simply an empty corner you’re willing to share, EGC welcomes you to the Garden Steward family!

In exchange for EGC’s assistance with installation and maintenance, Garden Stewards pledge to donate to EGC all excess harvest beyond which the Garden Steward residents can consume themselves. EGC will coordinate harvesting the excess and transporting it to our local food distribution partners for distribution to community members in need.

For questions about volunteering, please contact volunteer@eachgreencorner.org

Professional Services

Using your skills to promote public health, environmentally-friendly sustainable agriculture and improved food security for our communities – where do you sign up? Here, of course! EGC depends on the generosity of many professional service providers. From the landscape designers who make our urban farms both functional and beautiful, to the landscape and general contractors who make them a reality, to the marketers, grant writers, CPAs and attorneys who keep us humming, EGC is grateful for any donation of professional services and related materials.

EGC is a charity that is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under section 501(c)(3), and gift acknowledgments of your in-kind services donation will be provided.

For questions about donating professional services and/or materials, please contact donate@eachgreencorner.org. For questions about volunteering, please contact volunteer@eachgreencorner.org.

Seedling Starter Program

Whether you’ve grown them for years or are totally new to gardening, starting seeds is a wonderful way to volunteer without having to leave your home. Through this program, EGC is able to provide a larger variety of produce to the community.

Volunteer Writers

Are you an expert on composting? Or maybe you have a passion for gardening and want to share your tips and resources? We want to feature your work! Whether you have a background in writing or not, we want to feature your writing. We are looking for volunteer writers to submit articles to be featured on our blog. If you have a great idea for an article and are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out this form! After filling out the form, don’t forget to send your resume to outreach@eachgreencorner.org.