Volunteer Opportunities

We know that New Castle County is filled with passionate people just waiting to dig in! Come share in our mission through volunteering.

 

Complete and download an application and send it to Marcia Stephenson

 

Some other ways in which you can get involved...

Volunteers helping with mailings

Mailings                                                                     
Groups of volunteers come to DCH in November, February and March to help fold, stuff, and stamp large mailings.   
Time commitment: Week day for 2-4 hours.  
Flexible schedule.

 

Community Garden Volunteer 
In spring and fall volunteers work with staff and community gardeners weeding, mulching, and doing general clean up in community gardens throughout Wilmington.
Time commitment: Week day or weekend 2-4 hours.

Photographer  
Volunteer photographers document events, photograph our gardens, and photograph DCH plantings around Wilmington.  A digital camera is required.
Time commitment: Year round, flexible schedule.

 

Lecture registration
During our “Help for the Home Gardener” lecture series in January, February or March, volunteers check-in registrants, collect payment, and attend lecture for free.
Time commitment: Week day evening, approximately 1 hour.  Can volunteer for one or more lectures.

Secret Garden Volunteer
Every other Friday, year round, a group of volunteers work with preschool children from the Ministry of Caring daycare. Volunteers work in the classroom and at the Children’s Secret Garden a block from the daycare.  Topics relating to plants, horticulture, gardening, and the environment are the focus.
Time commitment: Every other Friday, 9 to noon. 

Grounds Garden Volunteer (Wednesdays 9 to noon) On hold during construction
Volunteers tend the gardens surrounding the DCH facility.  Volunteers weed, plant, water, mulch, groom, and do general gardening maintenance.
Time commitment: Wednesdays, 9 to noon.

Arbor Day Volunteer (April)

Bare Root Planting Volunteer (March and November)

 

Deliver Coming Events Brochures                                                            

Each quarter, 10-12 volunteers stop by TheDCH to pick up a route list and 7-12 packets of Coming Events brochures to deliver to local community centers and entertainment venues.    

Time commitment: Anytime during a specific 10-day block, 2-3 hours. 

 

Computer data input

Each quarter, 3-4 volunteers input Coming Events information and pictures into eCalendars of local media organizations. It is detail oriented work.

Time commitment: 1-hour training (once), then quarterly anytime during a specific 10-day block, 5-7 hours.

Everyone is complimenting about the trees on Northeast Blvd. It makes a big difference in our community. Thanks for your consistency and caring.

— Waheedah Shabaz
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Volunteers contribute $200,000 worth of time each year to TheDCH (based on IRS value of $20.85 per hour)?