Our volunteers are what make our garden a success! We garden together starting on Saturdays in April from 9-11 a.m., and then in May through September we meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9-11 a.m., weather permitting. Anyone may volunteer, regardless of age or experience level. We ask caregivers to supervise younger children.

Please note, we have three Volunteer Orientation Days scheduled in 2024: May 18, June 8, and July 13. You don’t have to attend a volunteer orientation day to volunteer, but if you’re wondering when to come and volunteer, these are great days for it!

Feel free to show up during our open hours, or fill out the form below to be notified when your preferred volunteer opportunities are available. We appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Interest Form

Best method of contact(Required)
Experience level(Required)
I am interested in volunteering in the following areas(Required)
(Check all that apply)

Grow A Gardener Initiative

We especially invite experienced gardeners to volunteer in 2024. Please, help us train our many novice volunteer gardeners, enabling us to pay this mentoring forward in years to come.

Volunteer Groups

The garden also hosts several volunteer groups throughout the year. Students, faculty, and staff of SIU School of Medicine help out our entire neighborhood with their spring Day of Service. The garden is boosted every summer with visits from Your Obedient Servant Mission Camp from Petersburg and youth groups from St. Gerard and St. Mary Catholic Churches in Lansing, Michigan, who work on infrastructure projects. We also appreciate volunteer groups from United Way’s Day of Action and Hope Church, all of whom have contributed greatly to our success at the garden.

If your group would like to volunteer in our garden, please get in touch!