Volunteer

Volunteer With the Wylde Center!

With more than 6 service opportunities a week, we welcome your help and encourage you to join us to DIG IN! Volunteer opportunities are available in our gardens, the plant sale, or one during one of our special events.

  • Click Here to Sign Up as a Volunteer
    Water, bug repellent, sunscreen, closed toe shoes, and appropriate work clothes are recommended when working in the garden. If there is a Health Advisory Warning we advise that Seniors and Youth do not volunteer with us outdoors. If it is precipitating heavily or below 35 degrees the workday will be cancelled. Please check the volunteer calendar.

    We also have opportunities to help with our Farm to School program, event planning committees, plant sale and more. To keep up with our special volunteer opportunities contact volunteer@Wyldecenter.orgto be added to our news list. See below for detailed info on how you can get more involved right away. You can even help us by promoting the garden to your friends! Find us on Facebook.

    • You can complete court ordered service with us. You will need to disclose why you have been issued a court ordered community service. Please contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org and let us know in advance which regularly scheduled workday you can attend.

If you have questions, concerns, want to schedule a group service trip , or would like to be added to our Volunteer Info List contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org. When inquiring about a group please provide the following info :

  • Number of volunteers in your group,
  • Age range,
  • Days and times your group wants to volunteer,
  • Number of hrs of service.

All of our gardens require one Chaperone or more per 10 youth volunteers. We may accept volunteers 7+ but prefer 12+ years old.

Greening Gardens

Our Greening Gardens work hours are from 5-7pm, at a different site each day.  Additionally, each site hosts a workday one Saturday a month.  Please sign up at least 48 hours in advance of your desired workday.  Greening Gardens opportunities will only be available through November 1st, 2015 and will resume March 14th, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Oakhurst Garden Site is located at 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, GA 30030. Workdays are scheduled regularly on the following days; Tuesdays 5-7 PM, and  the 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 am – 12 pm. Tasks: maintenance and planting in the vegetable, woodland, and ornamental gardens; maintenance tasks in the composting area; and, general clean-up.The maximum number of volunteers for these sites is 20. The Oakhurst Garden Manager is JC Hines. Contact us at volunteer@wyldecenter.org  with OAKHURST VOLUNTEER in the subject line if you have questions about this site.
  • Sugar Creek Garden is located at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, near the intersection between E. Lake Drive and 2nd Avenue. The GPS Address: 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030. Workdays are scheduled regularly on the following days: Thursday from 5-7pm and the 4th Saturday of the month, 9-12 p.m.  The maximum number of volunteers for this site is 20. Sugar Creek Garden is an edible greenspace that is in its 4th year of production.  For large volunteer groups, please contact  volunteer@wyldecenter.org with SUGAR CREEK VOLUNTEER in the subject line if you have questions about this site.
  • Edgewood Community Learning Garden is located at 1503 Hardee Street Atlanta, GA 30307. Workdays are Mondays 5-7pm and the third Saturday of every month, 9am-12pm. Tasks: planting and maintaining crops, maintaining the compost area, and site renovation projects.  The maximum number of volunteers is  15. The Edgewood Community Learning Garden Manager is Derek Pinson. For large volunteer groups, please contact  volunteer@wyldecenter.org with EDGEWOOD VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
  • Hawk Hollow Greenspace is located at 2304 1st Ave. Atlanta, GA 30317. Join Wylde Center staff at our newest green space on Wednesdays, 5-7 pm or  on the first Saturday of every month, 9am-12pm. You can come solo, bring a friend or a large group. The Hawk Hollow Garden Manager is Tamara Jones. For large volunteer groups, please contact  volunteer@wyldecenter.org with HAWK HOLLOW VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Plant Sale at Oakhurst Garden

Funds from the plant sale support our garden based education efforts and we couldn’t do it without volunteers! Help us grow 100s of varieties of heirloom veggies each season.

Spring and Fall workdays by appointment:

  • Monday and Wednesday mornings 10-12
  • Thursdays 3-4:30 pm
  • Select Sundays 2-4 pm

RAIN OR SHINE

Show up – Sign in – Dig In: Meet at the green house.

For larger groups contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org. Max number of volunteers is 10, ages are 12+.

Tasks: Sowing seeds, transplanting, and preparing the plant sale area for continual sales.

No experience necessary.

Wylde Woods

Wylde Woods work days at the Oakhurst Garden with DeKalb County Extension Master Gardeners:
Calling all forest lovers.  Join Kat and Frances at the Oakhurst Garden to help and learn about our Native Woods! Just show up, sign in on the porch and dig in! Group service opportunities available with a max of 15 volunteers. Contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org  with WYLDE WOODS VOLUNTEER in the subject line to schedule a group.

Decatur Farm to School

Dear Decatur Farm to School Volunteers,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Decatur Farm to School program. Decatur Farm to School (DF2S), a Wylde Center program is a grassroots effort to connect City Schools of Decatur with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in their cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime. DF2S activities take place in the cafeteria, in the classroom and in the garden. Volunteer opportunities include helping with taste tests, organizing volunteers, Dine-Outs, communications, the mini-grant program, and more!

Please look at the list below, choose how you’d like to help and then contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org to let us know which committee or activity you are interested in.  

We are looking for folks who are interested in serving as chairs, as sub-committee members, and as general volunteers who are willing to give a few hours on the day of an event.

Committee meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wylde Center office located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA  30030.  Chairs of each subcommittee are required to attend.

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Special Events

We host and attend various events throughout the year.  We need volunteers to help us in a variety of ways for these events! Join our planning committees, help the day of with setting up, promote events to your friends, lead an activity, or help us clean up. Check out our events page for more information on these events or email jen@wyldecenter.org.

 


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