Volunteers - Making a Difference

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click here for a full list of immediate volunteer opportunities at DCH. For more information or to sign up, contact Gordon Starr at 302.658.6262 ext. 108.


DCH was founded by volunteers in 1977, and to this day, they remain essential to our mission of growing a community that is healthy, beautiful, and sustainable. Our 600 volunteers are diverse, energetic, and talented people, involved in all aspects of our organization. From programming to policy and administration to planting, they do it all. We simply could not do what we do without our committed volunteer corps.


Digging into DCH’s work allows you to grow, as well. We offer many opportunities and benefits. Some of our volunteers are interested in learning more about green initiatives and choose to be part of a tree planting crew. Others lend time and energy volunteering bimonthly with our Secret Garden program, which introduces underserved four- and five-year olds to gardening using their own DCH-maintained community garden. We can work with you to identify a perfect opportunity based on your availability and desired level of commitment.


We know Delaware is filled with passionate people just waiting to dig in. Come share in our mission through volunteering. Contact Gordon Starr for more details. You may download the application and mail or fax to:


Gordon Starr

Membership and Volunteer Manager

Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont Street

Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Phone: (302) 658-6262 ext. 108

Fax: (302) 658-6267


Already set to dig in? Explore our Calendar of Events or see a list of our volunteer opportunities.

More than 30 volunteers contribute 2,000 hours each year nurturing the plants and gardens at TheDCH?

TheDCH is great. They helped us turn our school playground into a shady tree-lined one, with dedication, leadership, resources and instruction to keep our 44 trees...

— Dave Donohue
Mt Pleasant parent