Volunteer

Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Sign up by filling out the form at the bottom of the page, or contact our volunteer coordinator, Katie Arney for more details. Thanks for your help, we sincerely appreciate it!


Recurring Events

Second Saturday Community Farm Work Days
Every Second Saturday of the month 10am – 12pm @ 235 Northside Drive

Come volunteer on the second Saturday of every month to help keep Williams Farm operating at its full potential!

Activities that take place here include:

  • Landscaping
  • Mulching
  • Planting and Gardening

Volunteers can expect to get outside, get their hands dirty, and help contribute to an invaluable community resource!

Upcoming dates:  October 13th, November 10th

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Gardening at the Williams Farm
 235 Northside Drive

We are looking for members of the community who would like to come and lend a helping hand at our Williams Farm!

Volunteers will:

Help with farm tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing and packing freshly harvested veggies that will be distributed to our farmers market, local restaurants, and our farm share program.

Volunteer shifts are scheduled for:

  • Mondays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Read more about Williams Farm and its mission here


Gardening at the West Broad Market Garden
1573 West Broad Street

*There will be no West Broad Garden volunteer shift Thursday, 9/20*

Join us at the beautiful West Broad Market Garden, located at the historic West Broad School, and help support a thriving community garden!

Volunteers will help with garden tasks such as:

  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting

Volunteers can expect to learn about farming, engage with your community, and meet other folks who share your passions!

Volunteers shifts are scheduled for:

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Fridays: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Sign up on Givepulse: West Broad Garden volunteer shifts


Read more about the historic West Broad Market Garden here 

 

West Broad Farmers Market
1573 West Broad Street

We are looking for folks to help set up for the West Broad market for the duration of the market season which runs through December 15th! Volunteers will assist with set-up, breakdown, and educational programming so WBFM can continue to be an effective community resource.

*Some moving and lifting of tables will be involved in this volunteer activity*

Volunteer shifts are scheduled for:

Fridays:

  •  11:00 AM (Friday Market Setup)

Saturdays:

  • 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (Market Set-Up)
  • 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Market Support)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Market Break Down)

Sign up on Givepulse: Saturday Farmers Market Volunteer Shifts  

Read more about the West Broad Farmers Market here 

Conservation Events

Habitat Restoration at Sandy Creek Nature Center

Sandy Creek Nature Center is a 225 acres green-space located just outside of downtown Athens that provides over 4 miles of hiking trails. These trails meander through wetlands, forested uplands and highlight some of the stunning flora native to the Georgia Piedmont region. Unfortunately, invasive shrubs have invaded the forest understory and subsequently degraded the health of these stunning ecosystems.

We invite you to take action and get involved in this local effort to restore balance to the forest understory at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Volunteers will clear invasive Chinese Privet and Autumn Olive from along the Clay Pit Trail using hand saws and pruners.

  • Thursday, September 20th, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Monday, October 8th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 18th, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 27th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Special Events

Harvest Moon is a farm-to-table dinner in a beautiful setting that supports the work and mission of Athens Land Trust. Harvest Moon will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at our own Williams Farm. Volunteer opportunities include event set-up, dinner service, and event support. Serving experience not required, but can be helpful. The following volunteer shifts are available:

Harvest Moon Williams Farm Clean-up

  • Thursday, September 20th  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers will assist with clean-up of facilities in preparation for the event.

Event set-up

  • Friday, September 21st         3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22nd   3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dinner Service (this volunteer shift includes event break-down)

  • Saturday, September 22nd   5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Dish Pit
 
  • Saturday, September 22nd   6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

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For more information or for group volunteering inquiries, please contact

VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Katie Arney

katie@athenslandtrust.org

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