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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.

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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