Volunteer Opportunities

IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER NEEDS

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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
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TheDCH plants hundreds of street trees every year to increase urban tree canopies and to improve air quality in Delaware.