Volunteer

Join us! Volunteers are essential to our success. People of all ages, backgrounds and interests are encouraged to come out. We take COVID-19 precautions and encourage volunteers to mask indoors.

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.

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

Harvest of the Month

Help us with monthly taste tests at Charlottesville City Schools!
Sign up for a volunteer spot here. 

  • Wednesday, February 1 @ Charlottesville High School support with Harvest of the Month prep 1:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, February 2 @ each Charlottesville City School distribute Harvest of the Month snacks -two shifts – 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 1 @ Charlottesville High School support with Harvest of the Month prep 1:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, March 2 @ each Charlottesville City School distribute Harvest of the Month snacks -two shifts – 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 13 @ Charlottesville High School support with Harvest of the Month prep 1:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, April 14 @ each Charlottesville City School distribute Harvest of the Month snacks -two shifts – 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 3 @ Charlottesville High School support with Harvest of the Month prep 1:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 4 @ each Charlottesville City School distribute Harvest of the Month snacks -two shifts – 9:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-1:00pm

City Schoolyard Garden Community Workdays

Join the CSG team in the garden! Register by emailing Leon at volunteer@cultivatecharlottesville.org

  • Monday, February 20th @ Burnley Moran Elementary,  1300 Long Street
  • Saturday, March 4th @ Johnson Elementary, 1645 Cherry Avenue 
  • Friday, March 17th @ Greenbrier,
    2228 Greenbrier Drive
  • Saturday, March 31st @ Jackson-Via Elementary, 508 Harris Road
  • Friday, April 7th @ Clark Elementary, 1000 Belmont Avenue
  • Saturday, April 15th @ City of Promise, 708 Page Street 

Urban Agriculture Collective Community Engagement Availability

Join the UAC team in the garden! Find a date to engage with us by emailing Leon at volunteer@cultivatecharlottesville.org

  • Mondays @ West Street Garden, 848 West Street,  9:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesdays @ West Street Garden, 848 West Street, 9:00am -11:00am or 11:00am-1:00pm

Please register a week in advance to make sure we have tasks for volunteers to do