Volunteer

Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Sign up by filling out the form at the bottom of the page, or contact our volunteer coordinator, Katie Arney for more details. Thanks for your help, we sincerely appreciate it! Additionally, please note: while we welcome all volunteers, we are unable to sign off on court-appointed community service hours.

 

Recurring Events

Second Saturday Community Farm Work Days

Every Second Saturday of the month 10am – 12pm @ 235 Northside Drive

Come volunteer on the second Saturday of every month to help keep Williams Farm operating at its full potential!

Activities that take place here include:

  • Landscaping
  • Mulching
  • Planting and Gardening

Volunteers can expect to get outside, get their hands dirty, and help contribute to an invaluable community resource!

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Gardening at the Williams Farm
235 Northside Drive

We are looking for members of the community who would like to come and lend a helping hand at our Williams Farm!

Volunteers will:

Help with farm tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing and packing freshly harvested veggies that will be distributed to our farmers market, local restaurants, and our farm share program.

Volunteer shifts are scheduled for:

  • Mondays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Fridays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Read more about Williams Farm and its mission here

 

Gardening at the West Broad Garden
1573 West Broad Street

Join us at the beautiful West Broad Market Garden, located at the historic West Broad School, and help support a thriving community garden!

Volunteers will help with garden tasks such as:

  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting

Volunteers can expect to learn about farming, engage with your community, and meet other folks who share your passions!

Volunteers shifts are scheduled for:

  • Thursdays: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Fridays: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM

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Read more about the historic West Broad Market Garden here

 

West Broad Farmers Market
1573 West Broad Street

We are looking for folks to help set up for the West Broad market for the duration of the market season which runs through December 15th! Volunteers will assist with set-up, breakdown, and educational programming so WBFM can continue to be an effective community resource.

*Some moving and lifting of tables will be involved in this volunteer activity*

Volunteer shifts are scheduled for:

Saturdays:

  • 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (Market Set-Up)
  • 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Market Support)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Market Breakdown)

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Read more about the West Broad Farmers Market here

Special Events

Calling all volunteers for the ongoing Beech Haven restoration project!
Saturday, December 15th
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
 
The Beech Haven Preserve, at over 100 contiguous acres, is one of the largest green spaces located in the city of Athens along the Middle Oconee River. Unfortunately, invasive plants continue to encroach into this unique urban ecosystem, threatening the beauty and integrity of the floodplain and forested areas. The future of Beech Haven is to provide river access and woodland trails to Athens residents.

This is a call to action! We invite volunteers, young and old, to contribute to the ongoing habitat improvement effort of this future public green space by removing invasive species from the forest under story.

The workday will be held on Saturday December 15th from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet in the parking lot behind Beech Haven Baptist Church and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and bring water. The Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative will provide all the tools and gloves needed for the workday. Questions? Call Invasive Plant Management Coordinator, Lauren Muller, at (706) 613-0122

Athena Garden Volunteer Workday
Saturday, December 22nd
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

With the corporate sponsorship of US Lawns and the help of many volunteers, a community garden was established at the Athena Gardens Retirement Community in March of 2012. Residents of Athena Gardens cooperatively share responsibility for managing their fourteen 4′ x 20′ raised beds and in the past regularly enjoyed the harvest of their garden through communal meals prepared in the facility’s kitchen.

Volunteers are needed to help with the rehabilitation of this valuable community garden; tasks will include breaking down old raised beds and helping with weeding and debris removal at Athena Garden (175 Dennis Drive)

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Volunteer Sign-Up

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