Volunteer


Volunteers

June 12, 2021

Apologies but at present the ICG is NOT accepting requests to volunteer nor will we be doing so for the foreseeable future.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
– Elizabeth Andrew

Our volunteers are not “just” the Heart… they are the Soul and Muscle of the Inglewood Community Garden …

If you are “looking” for some reason to volunteer, please, click this link: Why Would I Volunteer?

However, if you already have an idea of why you want to volunteer, please read on.


New Volunteers…
… breathe fresh life into the Garden.

New Volunteer

In the parlance of the Inglewood Community Garden … a “New Volunteer” … is anyone who is not renting a bed but wants to volunteer in the Garden and has not attended an In-person Orientation and has not submitted a current Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver.

Anyone can volunteer in the Garden as long as they are gardening with, or are supervised by, a gardener or volunteer who has both attended and In-person Orientation and submitted an Inglewood Community Garden Liability Waiver.

As much as we love volunteer help on the “spontaneous” and “casual” basis of “just dropping by” … having New Volunteers attend an In-person Orientation and submit an ICG Personal Liability Waiver assures everyone that they enjoy a working knowledge of the Garden, its facilities, infrastructure and practices.

How do I Volunteer?

There are two straightforward ways to start volunteering.

The easiest way to volunteer is to drop by the Garden at either of the following times – during the gardening season:

  Tuesday Evening, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  Saturday Morning,10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

These are our regularly scheduled “Work Parties.”

There really is no better way to get a sense of what we’re about than by seeing what we’re doing.

The second way is to drop us a line and let us know that you are interested…

  Please, click on this link if you are interested in volunteering: ICG Contact Form

If you just want to stayed tuned visit our Events Calendar and / or subscribe to our Monday Update Newsletter

Finally...

In order to do any work by themselves in the Garden … ALL Volunteers absolutely must …

  Attend an In-person Orientation

  Complete and submit the Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver


Why volunteer?

Why would I volunteer?

If you are wondering what benefits you might derive from volunteering in the Inglewood Community Garden – aside from the healthy nature of the activity of gardening itself, participation in an organized effort to support local service organizations and making the world a better place generally – well, there is the “Volunteer Harvest Reward.”

Basically the “Volunteer Harvest Reward” allows volunteers the right to take one pound (0.454 kg) of produce from the Communal Garden for every volunteer hour contributed to the garden ~ after an initial minimum contribution of 5 hours.

More prosaically, you can click on this link: What are the benefits of gardening

… Oh, My Gosh! … I almost forgot to mention the coffee and donuts on Saturday morning!?