Join us as a volunteer on Wednesdays and Saturdays to learn about sustainable gardening, get your hands dirty, and help us keep the garden beautiful. No prior experience or registration needed!
EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEER HOURS
Wednesdays and Saturdays
10am to 3pm
WHAT TO BRING
Hat + sunscreen
Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
Find out more about our internship program here.
SFMTA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
If you are interested in completing your required SFMTA community service hours at GFE, please join us for our drop in volunteering. There is no need to register ahead of time - you are welcome to just show up!
We are open for drop-in garden volunteers each Wednesday and Saturday. No prior gardening experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Volunteers can come and go at any time and we have gloves and any tools you might need. We typically break for lunch around noon - you are welcome to bring something to eat if you want to join us.
Volunteers work alongside staff and other volunteers on a variety of garden tasks like composting, planting seeds, pruning, weeding, and tending to vegetable beds. This work helps to care for the garden, but it's also an opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills and develop their individual gardening interests with the guidance of our expert staff.
We do not take groups of more than four adults during our drop-in volunteer hours. If you have a group of five or more that would like to work in the garden, we would love for you to join us for a Group Workday - learn more here.
Youth groups are welcome to visit the garden for self-guided tours, but please email us in advance so that we can make sure there are no event conflicts. We are not able to give garden tasks to visiting groups and ask all visitors to please be respectful of our regular programming. If you would like a full field trip experience, you can learn more here.