We know that New Castle County is filled with passionate people just waiting to dig in! Come share in our mission through volunteering.
Some ways in which you can get involved...
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.
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.
Volunteer photographers document events, photograph our gardens, and photograph DCH plantings around Wilmington. A digital camera is required.
Time commitment: Year round, flexible schedule.
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.
Volunteers tend plants in our Greenhouse and Atrium. Water, fertilize, groom, and treat all indoor plants.
Time commitment: Tuesdays, 9 to noon.
Grounds Garden Volunteer (Wednesdays 9 to noon)
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)
I am soo excited about the growth of the garden. I am very proud that my family and I were able to be a part of this life changing, bring the community together and get...►
— Stephanie Jervey
Community gardener in the urban farm at 12th
Calendar of Events
More than 70 volunteers judge the City Garden Contest entries each year?