Volunteer Opportunities

IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER NEEDS

 

TheDCH is looking for a few volunteers to help tend our gardens weekly from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting March 21. Pack a lunch, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, learn about plants, meet new friends, and get into the great outdoors all while lending a helping hand! All skill levels are welcome. For more information or to sign up, contact Marcia Stephenson at 302.658.6262 ext. 105.

 

TheDCH is looking for a few volunteers to help tend the E. D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine from 9:30 am to noon on Thursdays, starting March 30.  We need help with planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, and general clean-up throughout the growing season. Bring your garden gloves, if you have them, and a water bottle, and we will supply the rest! For more information or to sign up, contact Marcia Stephenson at 302.658.6262 ext. 105 or Adrienne Spencer at 302.658.6262 ext. 113.

 

JOIN THE MOB … THE 8th ANNUAL CROP MOB AT SIW Vegetables on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch included AND/OR Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch included. Farmer HG Haskell is a long-time supporter of both TheDCH’s Urban Agriculture program and many other similar initiatives throughout New Castle County. As we do every year, it’s time to thank HG for all he does! Please join us at HG’s farm this spring when we can all turn our thoughts to fresh fruits and vegetables while we help to clean high tunnels, plant onions, transplant seedlings, and remove or adjust row covers. There’ll be plenty of hard work! Bring your gloves and plan to get dirty, while you meet new friends, enjoy a beautiful setting, and get some exercise – all while making a valuable contribution. Please note you’ll be able to volunteer on two separate days this year! To register, contact Marcia Stephenson at 302.658.6262 ext. 105 or email at mstephenson@thedch.org.

 

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 various lectures we host throughout the year, volunteers check-in registrants, collect payment, and attend the 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
See above

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.

What could be more rewarding for a gardener than to support an organization that encourages good horticulture through community programs and educational events while enjoying...
— Patsy Bussard
Board Member & Volunteer
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More than 70 volunteers judge the City Garden Contest entries each year?