Volunteer

 

 
The success of our gardens is dependent on the commitment of our garden volunteers. Our volunteers vary in age, sex, race, culture and socio-economic background. They include high school and university students, retirees, garden club members, Penn State Master Gardeners and community gardeners who want to help others get started. More than 120 volunteers currently work with our program.

Who…

The program is looking for volunteers who…

  • care about our community
  • enjoy gardening and plants
  • have the time, energy and commitment to work with low-income families, children and/or the elderly.

When…

Dates, times and hours of volunteer work are flexible, although most of our work takes place during spring, summer and fall. All of our projects are well-organized because we know that your time as a volunteer is valuable.

What…

Some volunteers work with us on a regular basis and others volunteer for an occasional or specific project. Jobs include “hands-on gardening” such as building beds, fences and gates as well as planting and maintaining the gardens. (All of this work is done with the community gardeners.) Other volunteer tasks may include helping design gardens, sorting seeds, office work and/or serving on one of our advisory committees. The program provides all of the tools and garden equipment needed for each project.

Training workshops…

Each the spring year Community Gardens of Chester County sponsors workshop workshops for our volunteers, sharing the latest information on gardening techniques as well as how to work effectively in a community garden setting.

Join us…

If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated community gardeners and volunteers, please contact our office:

Phone: (610) 486-6898

Email: GardensCC@AOL.com

We will be happy to put you on our email list to receive current information on up-coming gardening projects.