Volunteers are essential for Urban Harvest to fullfill its mission. Whether as a Farmers Market assistant or volunteering at a school garden build, we need your help! Please read the individual volunteer and group volunteer descriptions below.
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We have many volunteer areas for individuals, as listed below. Pick the area in which you would like to volunteer, and then fill out the form at the bottom of this page. An Urban Harvest representative will contact you to place you.
Individual Volunteers: Find a community garden in your area. Volunteers are always needed and welcome, no experience necessary.
After School Garden Assistant: Assist our garden educators to teach Houston area school children at one of our youth partner sites. Volunteer as a weekly assistant or for specific activities like cooking demos or garden maintenance. The after-school times are Mon-Fri, and run from 3-5 pm or 4-6pm (approx. 2.5 hrs each class).
Dig It Day Volunteer: Join us for regular workdays throughout the school year to help build and maintain school gardens. We will include you in our school garden email list and will email you when we have a garden work day scheduled. (Approx. 2-3 hrs) should wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle.
Classes Helper: Serve as an assistant with set-up, checking in registrants, selling books, breakdown - attend the class for free or another class as a benefit!
Fruit Tree Sale
The annual Fruit Tree Sale has been an Urban Harvest fundraiser since 2000. We think it is the largest one day fruit tree sale in the world. This fundraiser furthers our mission to distribute fruit trees throughout Houston and surrounding areas.
Various Volunteer Roles: [we're organizing volunteers in November - please contact us then if interested.] The annual Fruit Tree Sale relies on the support of hundreds of volunteer to ensure the distribution of more than 3,000 fruit trees. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the event from unloading trees to sales and planting advice to clean up. Registered volunteers get access to the pre-order site as a benefit!
Earth Day Workday
Workday Volunteer: [we're organizing volunteers in February - please contact us then if interested.] Help community gardens throughout the Greater Houston area realize large-scale projects that they could not otherwise accomplish. Projects may include building or repairing garden beds, mulching pathways, planting fruit trees, building picnic tables and much more.
GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Community Gardens: Group Volunteers
We are always looking for groups to help out in community gardens! Find a garden in your area at this link, then fill out the form below. An Urban Harvest representative will contact you to place you.