Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities are limited.  We are closely following the advice and guidelines of public health officials and are regularly updating our procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of our community. Please use our volunteer email for questions or inquiries. Thanks for your understanding, we sincerely appreciate it!

Please note: while we welcome all volunteers, we are unable to sign off on court-appointed community service hours.

Volunteer Opportunity:
West Broad Farmers Market

We are seeking volunteers to assist at our upcoming in-person Holiday Markets on December 4th, and December 11th. Volunteers will assist with set-up and breakdown of vendor tents and tables, helping market guests at the welcome booth, and other assorted activities. Click here for more info and to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Invasive Species Removal at Heritage Park

The Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department and the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, in partnership with Athens Land Trust, will host Invasive Species Plant Removal Work Days at Heritage Park this fall and winter. Work days will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting, on the following dates:
  • December 7, 21
  • January 4, 17
  • February 1, 15
Volunteers and staff will work to remove Autumn Olive, a plant that is crowding out native species and causing ecological harm to the local forest and its inhabitants. No training or experience is necessary to participate in this work day. Volunteers will be trained in identification and removal of invasive plant species, and tools will be provided. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Williams Farm

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 as well as assisting our Farm Incubators as needed. This is a great opportunity to learn about farming, give back to your community, or just get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Click here to register.

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