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, Kai Wilmsen for more details. Thanks for your help, we sincerely appreciate it!

Upcoming Events

Beech Haven Restoration Days
Nov 18th from 9am – 12pm @ the Beech Haven tract (off of West Broad behind the Hobby Lobby)

Join as for a day of education and restoration at the Beech Have tract on the Middle Oconee River! This event will be taking place on a very special tract that has been largely undisturbed since 1911, and that is not yet open the the public. This is an exciting opportunity to get a firsthand look at an area that is both ecologically and historically significant.

Volunteers will help pick-up litter, remove invasive species, and plant native plants to support the ongoing restoration efforts at the site.

More information is available here!

Recurring Events

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

Sustaining a farm is hard work, and Williams Farm would not be the same without all the time and support volunteers like you provide! Come volunteer on the second Saturday of every month to help keep Williams Farm operating at its full potential. Get outside, get your hands dirty, and help contribute to an invaluable community resource! All are welcome, and no previous gardening or farming experience is required.

Located just two miles from downtown Athens, the Williams Farm is an oasis in the city. ALT staff, community members, and volunteers work together to grow produce, flowers, and herbs for our weekly farmers markets, CSA program, donations to local food banks and soup kitchens. Williams Farm hopes to grow and market healthy affordable food to residents and businesses in the community, serve as a model of sustainable farming, and provide employment and skill-building opportunities for youth in the community. 

West Broad Farmers Market
Every Saturday, (April – Dec.), 7:30 am (for Setup) 1 pm (for Breakdown) @ 1573 West Broad Street

West Broad Farmers Market (WBFM) is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. We need volunteers to assist with set-up, breakdown, educational programming, and kids activities so WBFM can continue to be an effective community resource.

There are also opportunities to get involved by leading cooking demos and exercise classes (in the past we have hosted yoga, zumba, and strength training to name a few). We also encourage local musicians and dance groups to come and perform. If you have a talent you would like to share, or an idea that you would like to bring to the market, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!

Gardening at the West Broad Market Garden
Tues. – Fri., 9am-12pm @ 1573 West Broad Street

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 farm tasks such as planting, weeding, and harvesting. This is a great opportunity to learn about farming, engage with your community, and meet other folks that share you passions! All are welcome, no prior experience is required, and for your help we can send you home with fresh produce as it’s available!

Gardening at the Williams Farm
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12pm @ 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 would be helping us with farms tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting etc. It is a great opportunity to learn about farming, give back to your community or to just get out and enjoy the sunshine!

 

For more information, please contact

VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Kai Wilmsen

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