Ithaca Children’s Garden loves volunteers!
Bees buzz, chickens scratch, plants grow and produce, and children learn and play. ICG makes a big impact with a small staff.
The garden grows because of volunteers just like you.
DO YOU OR YOUR GROUP WANT TO:
- Yank invasive weeds, sending them to the great compost pile in the sky?
- Help staff our major events: Tough Turtle, Fire and Ice, Mud Day, or Scarecrow Jubilee?
- Tend perennials?
- Become a mulch monster?
We can help with that!
We have a constantly evolving, infinite list of projects that truly fit the proverb “many hands make light work.” Or help us chip away at these projects by stopping by the Garden every Wednesday in the summer for drop-in volunteer hours! Come for a few hours, work outside, and leave with the satisfaction of a job well done.
ICG has other volunteer opportunities too. From tabling at an outreach event and supporting education programs, to serving on a committee, or helping in our office, there is a place for you at ICG.
How to Volunteer
These help us match you with upcoming opportunities and roles that interest you. Once you complete the form, watch your inbox: we will be in touch.
You are also welcome to submit your inquiry via our Contact Page.
If you haven’t heard back within a week, please follow up. We don’t want to miss you! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: (607) 319-4203
Drop-In Volunteer Wednesdays: July – August 4 pm to 6 pm
*** If the heat index or temperature is above 90 degrees, we will not have Drop-In Volunteer Hours. Please stay home and keep cool!! *****
Want to lend a hand but not interested in making a concrete plan? Stop by the Garden each Wednesday during our busy summer months, from 4 pm to 6 pm and we’ll put you to work!
No need to register, call or worry about anything: just come by and we’ll put a pair of gloves on your hands and try our hardest to get you dirty!
What to Bring When Volunteering
The Garden has tools, gloves, and tasks ready: just bring a smile, closed toed shoes, sunscreen, a hat and layered clothing, appropriate for the season. Children under thirteen will need supervision.
We’ll show you what needs to be done and how to do it!