COVID-19 UPDATE: May 18th: Volunteer groups of 10 people or less may work outside on critical food growing and public space projects if using the appropriate hygiene masks and maintaining a six foot distance from others. All indoor volunteer activity has been suspended until June 15, and this may extend further depending on University policy. Volunteer hosted classes may not yet resume in-person even if outside. The 2020 volunteer hours requirement has been relaxed. All active 2020 volunteers will remain active in 2021. All 2020 interns will be granted 3 years to meet their initial certification requirement. Older adults (age 65 and over), and people with underlying medical conditions should continue to shelter in place.
Our volunteers are leaders who partner with local community groups to create access to plants and green space for health and wellbeing, to grow and distribute local food, to create resilient landscapes, to promote invasive species management, to educate on ways to help wildlife/pollinators, and to teach their communities how to compost and maintain healthy soil ecology.