Volunteer

With more than six 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 during one of our other special events. 

To keep up with our special volunteer opportunities contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org to be added to our contact list. See below for detailed info on how you can get involved right away. You can even help us by promoting the garden to your friends! 

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.

 

Special Events

We host and attend various events throughout the year, and w need volunteers to help us in a variety of ways for these events! Join our planning committees, help the day of the event 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 sara@wyldecenter.org.

 

Group/Corporate Volunteer Sign-Up

If you have questions, concerns, want to schedule a group service trip, or would like to be added to our Volunteer information 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 hours of service.

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

 

Greening Gardens

Wylde Center has five gardens and each site hosts regular garden workdays. 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 canceled.

 

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 by sowing seeds, transplanting, and preparing the plant sale area. No experience necessary. Contact emily@wyldecenter.org to learn more.

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

 

Decatur Farm to School

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!

Contact stephanie@wyldecenter.org for more information.

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