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 Marcia Stephenson at 302.658.6262 ext. 105.


TheDCH 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 the many faces of our committed volunteer corps.


Digging into TheDCH’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 TheDCH-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 Marcia Stephenson for more details. You may download the application and mail or fax to:


Marcia Stephenson

Special Events Coordinator

Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont Street

Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Phone: (302) 658-6262 ext. 105

Fax: (302) 658-6267


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

Volunteers plant thousands of bulbs, perennials and shrubs each year in Wilmington City Parks?
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