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Garden Build Coordinator

Garden Build Coordinator

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volunteer as Garden Build Coordinator

  • May, June, August (1 hr shifts)
  • DuPage County

Have you volunteered with us in the past and would like to take on a bigger role? As our organization grows, so does our need for folks who can lead garden builds. Garden Build Coordinators are on site at 3-4 garden builds to welcome volunteers, introduce clients, and guide the installation and planting of the garden.

Sign up here now to indicate your interest in volunteering as a Garden Build Coordinator.  You will be included on all future notices about our builds.  Garden Build Coordinators sign up to volunteer for specific builds and locations at a TBA meeting in March.


  • Attend build scheduling meeting in March, details TBA
  • Attend training session, held immediately after the Spring Kickoff Volunteer Meeting
  • Two weeks prior to build:
    • Schedule a home visit with the client
    • Complete the home survey form
  • One week prior to build:
    • Email volunteers to confirm 1 week prior to build
    • Call clients 1week to 3 days prior to build
  • 1-2 days prior to build:
    • Pick up seedlings and garden tools for client at our Resource Center
  • Build Day:
    • Arrive at build 10 minutes early to greet volunteers
    • Bring seedlings, garden tools, and power screwdriver (all provided)
    • Be prepared to build raised bed frame with help from volunteers
    • Supervise build--volunteers move soil to frame & plant
    • Encourage clients & especially children to become involved in planting
    • Answer any client questions & let them know about Garden Coach follow-up
    • Complete build experience form 

Skills Desired:

  • Completed at least one Garden Build for The GardenWorks Project
  • Flexibility in accommodating client preferences
  • A welcoming and friendly greeter and introduction facilitator

Support Offered:


  • Please plan to sign-up for 3-4 builds
  • Approximately 11-12 hours total
    • Meetings for approximately 2 hours in March, 2 hours in May
    • Approximately 4 hours in the two weeks leading up to the build
    • One hour per build on build day + travel time

Will you help?