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How to become a community garden volunteer

Since 2010, thousands of community garden volunteers have helped to create the infrastructure necessary for the growing community garden movement and have served SCG in many ways: serving as part-time garden organizers and administrators, teaching cooking and gardening classes, constructing garden beds, and harvesting and delivering produce.

Anyone can learn and grow with Springfield Community Gardens!

  • Volunteer with us by visiting our volunteer portal
  • Contact us to rent a plot in one of our community gardens. Our Community Gardens Coordinator will work with you to find an available plot nearest you.
  • See a full list of our community gardens here

All volunteers are required to sign a waiver prior to any volunteer service. Take the first step by completing the online waiver now.

Farm School Internship

Our 4-week Level I and 16-week Level II internship program provides an introduction to regenerative agriculture, with hours each week dedicated to both educational and hands-on experience by our farm team and industry professionals. SCG will begin accepting applications for the next cohort starting in fall of 2024.

SCG PRACTICUM-BASED INTERNSHIP
We also provide opportunities for students requiring practicum hours for academic credit. Please reach out to your academic advisor for practicum-based internship requirements.

Volunteer Spotlight

The Delaware Neighborhood Community Garden is flourishing thanks to many volunteers and co-leaders Jean and Teresa. Jean has been with the garden since its planning stage in 2016, with Teresa joining as a co-leader not long after.

From the pergola built by an Eagle Scout to the hand-painted stepping stones, to the native perennial flowers chosen to attract pollinators, the work of many individuals can be seen in the garden.

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