We will be making determinations about our 2021 Volunteer Program closer to the Garden’s opening — in late April — and after we have assessed the relevant health care advice available to us at that time.
There may be restrictions on access to the ICG which would impact volunteer activity … but that remains to be seen.
In the meantime … read on.
“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.
… breathe fresh life into the Garden.
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 and In-person Orientation and has not submitted an Inglewood Community Garden Liability Waiver within the past 24 months.
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 Liability Waiver assures everyone that they enjoy a working knowledge of the Garden, its facilities, infrastructure and practices.How do I Volunteer? →
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
In order to do any work by themselves in the Garden … ALL Volunteers must …
• Attend an In-person Orientation – see the tab section below for details
• Complete and submit the Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver
Personal Liability Waiver
The Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver
In order to reduce the potential insurance exposure of the Inglewood Community Garden and its board of directors, we require that everyone working in the garden by themselves or working unsupervised by a designated authority completes and signs the Inglewood Community Garden Personal Liability Waiver.
Our Personal Liability Waiver cannot infringe upon your statutory rights but it is essential in the sense that it indicates the seriousness with which we treat the well-being of our gardeners and their guests.
In order to be able to give your informed consent we further require that everyone working or gardening in the ICG be adequately oriented to the ICG’s safety provisions, best garden practice and code of conduct by attending in In-person Orientation.
You can read the ICG Personal Liability Waiver at this link: Personal Liability Waiver
In-person Orientation for New Volunteers
Everyone gardening or working in the Inglewood Community Garden must have attended an In-person Orientation Session and agreed to the ICG Personal Liability Waiver and Covid-19 Access Agreement whether they are renting a bed, assisting a gardener who is renting a bed or are volunteering.
For details, click on this link: In-person Orientation
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!?