Join us! Volunteers are essential to our success. People of all ages, backgrounds and interests are encouraged to come out.

Volunteers should bring water and wear sunscreen!

What do volunteers do?

City Schoolyard Garden volunteers can help prepare and distribute Harvest of the Month! We also have community work for family and friends to join us in tending to the gardens.

Food Justice Network volunteers may be asked to help with campaigns, outreach, or special research related to our advocacy. We also have volunteer opportunities for our neighbors at the City of Promise garden every Friday!

Urban Agriculture Collective volunteers can help with all levels of growing and harvesting–from seeding to weeding, you will certainly get your hands dirty!

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Leah at volunteer@cultivatecharlottesville.org to receive our monthly newsletter with volunteer sign-ups.

Urban Agriculture Collective Availability

Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-1:00pm
Advanced notice required for groups larger than 6.

Contact volunteer@cultivatecharlottesville.org to schedule a workday

Food Justice Network @ City of Promise

Every Friday from 9am – 12pm
Residents of the 10th & Page and Westhaven neighborhood are invited to join us at the community garden at City of Promise each week to share the harvest.

Contact kj@cultivatecharlottesville.org for more information.

City Schoolyard Garden Community Workdays

Join the CSG team in the garden from 10:30am-12:30pm! Register by emailing Leah at volunteer@cultivatecharlottesville.org

Saturday, September 23rd, Burnley-Moran Elementary garden
Friday, September 29th, Johnson Elementary garden
Saturday, October 14th, Venable Elementary garden
Saturday, October 21st, Clark Elementary
Friday, October 27th, Jackson-Via Elementary garden
Saturday, October 28th, Burnley-Moran Elementary
Tuesday, November 7th Greenbrier Elementary garden 


Harvest of the Month is a once-a-month program where volunteers serve fresh produce for taste tests to students in Charlottesville City Schools during lunch periods. Volunteers engage with students, pass out samples, and encourage youth choice!

This is the perfect opportunity for individuals looking for a once a month, daytime volunteer opportunity.