Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

A Million Thank You’s
A special thank you to all who came out to our volunteer orientation on April 11. It was thrilling to have such a large turnout, and we are truly amazed and humbled by your interest in GardenWorks and the cause of reducing hunger in our community.
Volunteer Opportunities
While we have matched up most of our garden recipients with volunteers to build their gardens and coaches to give advice throughout the season, we do have a few more volunteer openings. If you are interested in any of these spots for garden builds, email us.
  • 1 garden builder for a balcony/container garden for a family in Wheaton on Saturday, May 25 at 1pm
  • 1 garden coach for a family with a balcony/container garden in Wheaton
  • 1 garden planter (no building) for a family in Glendale Heights on Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 (this family also needs a coach, and we would prefer if the planter and the coach were the same person)

 

Adopt Our Garden
We are looking for a few more volunteers to adopt our 30x30 plot at the Village Green Community Garden in Glen Ellyn for a week this summer. During your assigned week, you'll stop by the garden once or twice, yank any weeds you see, and water if it hasn’t rained in a few days. This is a great way to help the cause, since all of the vegetables produced will be delivered to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. 
Openings:
  • Week of August 18
  • Week of August 25

Special thanks to our friends at the Glen Ellyn Park District who reached out to us about using this space at no charge.

 
Teachers Wanted
We are also looking for volunteer class instructors to teach a 30-45 minute class about vegetable gardening, cooking with homegrown vegetables, really anything veggie garden related. You pick the topic, date, and time. The class will be taught outdoors at our 30x30 Village Green Community Garden plot. Email us for more information. 
 
A Home for Your Extra Seedlings
Do you grow your vegetable plants from seed? If you do, and you have extras after you’ve filled your garden, please keep GardenWorks in mind! Our Village Green Garden plot is BIG, so we have lots of room to place them. All produce from these plots will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
 
April Wish List
Below are a few items that we would like to provide our garden recipients to help ensure their success as new gardeners:
  •  Tomato cages
  • Watering cans
  • Self-watering planters for balcony gardens
Thank you for your interest in GardenWorks! We hope to meet you at a volunteer event this spring!
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