Volunteer

With many regular service opportunities, we welcome your help and encourage you to join us to DIG IN! Volunteer opportunities are available in our gardens, the Plant Sale, or during one of our other special events. 

Please take our survey!

We're currently conducting a volunteer survey to better determine interest and availability so we can schedule recurring volunteer opportunities at our sites. Survey takers will be notified about upcoming opportunities and may be contacted based on availability and interest.

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Ways to Volunteer at Wylde Center

Plant Sale

Join us for any of the following recurring volunteer work days this spring to help us prepare for our annual Spring Plant Sale, Wylde Center’s largest fundraiser. All of these opportunities will be at our Oakhurst Garden. If you’d like to come out, please email emily@wyldecenter.org.

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4 – 6 PM (4 – 7 after Daylight Savings begins). Starting February 11th and continuing through May 12th. Tasks: sowing, up-potting, tagging, culling, moving and organizing plants, etc.

February 18th – 20th, 10 AM – 4 PM. Drop in anytime to help us sow seeds and up-pot young starts for our Plant Sale.

April 7th – 9th from 10 AM – 4 PM. Drop in anytime to help us with a variety of tasks in preparation for our Plant Sale.

Weekly Gardens Workdays

Updated weekly volunteer workdays will be posted by March 1st. Please take this brief survey if you haven't already done so and check back with us soon!

Please Note: We recommend water, bug repellent, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate work clothes when working in the garden. If there is a Health Advisory Warning, we advise that seniors and youth do not volunteer with us outdoors. If it is precipitating heavily or below 35 degrees, the workday will be canceled.

Decatur Farm to School

Decatur Farm to School (DF2S), a Wylde Center program, is a grassroots effort to connect City Schools of Decatur with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in their cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime.

DF2S activities take place in the cafeteria, in the classroom, and in the garden. Volunteer opportunities include helping with taste tests, organizing volunteers, Dine-Outs, communications, the mini-grant program, and more!

Contact stephanie@wyldecenter.org for more information.

Special Events

We host and attend various events throughout the year, and w need volunteers to help us in a variety of ways for these events! Join our planning committees, help the day of the event with setting up, promote events to your friends, lead an activity, or help us clean up. Check out our events page for more information on these events or email sara@wyldecenter.org.

 Group/Corporate Volunteers

If you want to volunteer with your group or organization, please fill out the Group Intake Form.

Consider this! Volunteer grants, sometimes referred to as "Doers for Dollars", are match giving programs created by companies to encourage employees to get involved in your community.

Through these programs, a company gives money to nonprofit organizations (like the Wylde Center) based on how many hours you and your coworkers volunteer. For instance, a group of 15 people who volunteers with us for 3 hours could earn us an additional $650. Your service can have double the impact! To find out if your company participates, follow this link: https://doublethedonation.com/wyldecenter

All of our gardens require at least one chaperone per ten youth volunteers. We may accept volunteers 7+ years old, but we prefer 12+ years old. 

 Court-Ordered Service

You can complete court-ordered service with us. Please contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org and let us know in advance which regularly scheduled workday you can attend. You will need to disclose why you have been issued a court-ordered community service.

Check our Hands-On Atlanta page where we post volunteer events based on specific needs at our sites.

If you have questions, please contact us at volunteer@wyldecenter.org.

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