Our volunteers are a big part of what we do. We rely on volunteers to help build new gardens, maintain existing sites, and grow relationships within the community. Interested in getting your hands dirty? Consider volunteering with City Blossoms this season.

Individuals

Throughout the growing season (early spring to late fall), we host a series of one-day workdays meant to get big jobs done. If you are looking to put in a few hours of heavy-duty garden work, meet new people, and learn new skills, come join us! Visit our calendar to find upcoming workdays. Individuals and groups smaller than 10 are encouraged to RSVP to nicole@cityblossoms.org.

Volunteers and visitors are also welcome to join us regularly for Open Time programming. There is no sign-up or time commitment required, and anyone who helps gets to take home a small portion of the days harvest when available. To learn more about Open Times, click here.

Groups

Looking for a volunteer opportunity for a group?  We love with working with teams, either as part of a staff retreat or a student group activity. To schedule a workday for a group of 10 or more, contact nicole@cityblossoms.org for more information. We typically begin our spring workday scheduling process in early February and our fall workday scheduling in July, but please feel free to continue reaching out to us for volunteer opportunities throughout the growing season. Visit our calendar to find information about upcoming workdays. Larger groups may be asked to make a tax-deductible donation to help cover the cost of materials and staff time. For more information, refer to our Volunteer Group Information Form.

Youth

Our workdays and Open Time volunteer opportunities are open to all. If you are a student interested in receiving service hours for your time spent helping out in the garden, we are happy to sign paperwork day of. If your form is digital, please send a copy to nicole@cityblossoms.org with a brief description of the event you attended (including date, location, and hours).

The Marion Street garden is a neighborhood treasure that I feel lucky to participate in. It is a great opportunity to learn and play with kids and the community. And a little free produce here and there is icing on the cake.
— Barry Solomon, Volunteer since 2012