For questions about volunteering or to arrange a volunteering opportunity for a group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. If you are interested in volunteering regularly, EGC has three types of volunteer teams: the Senior Garden/Site Volunteer Team, the Living Campus Volunteer Team, and the Harvest Volunteer Team
Senior Garden/Site Volunteer Team
This program involves installing and maintaining gardens in the yards of aging-at-home seniors as a part of the Senior Garden Steward Program. As a member of a core team, you will be responsible for signing up to tend to one of our Senior Garden Site’s every 4-6 weeks and participating in seasonal workdays. This is a great way to learn more about gardening and build impactful community relationships!
Living Campus Volunteer Team
Volunteer at our Living Campus school garden sites – all produce goes back to the school and community members in need! As a member of one of our Living Campus Site Teams, you will be on an email list to sign up for our monthly work days at that site. Workdays typically go from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and have tasks appropriate for volunteers ages 5 and up!
Harvest Volunteer Team
This team harvests excess produce growing in neighborhoods as a part of our Produce Donation Program. The Harvest Volunteer team is active on a seasonal basis. Create a volunteer Portal Account and email email@example.com to become part of a Harvest Volunteer Team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.