Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for volunteering with us! We value the work and community created by our regular volunteers. Our regular volunteers strive to volunteer 3 hours/week. All interested individuals must complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. Orientations are held first Saturday and Tuesday of each month at 9AM March-September.
Volunteer Days and Times
Please contact the USNA Volunteer Coordinator, Tanya Zastrow, USNA.Volunteers@ars.usda.gov with the Subject: Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden to sign up.
Group Volunteer Program
Is your company or organization looking to engage in service work? Are you ready to get down and dirty in our fruit and vegetable garden, laying wood chips, pulling weeds, or turning the compost? Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden is a fun and active outdoor experience that is sure to build staff cohesion outside the office. All volunteer experiences last approximately 3 hours and involve an orientation of The Washington Youth Garden, a short tour, and an opportunity to taste something directly from the garden.
Our organization depends on a combination of volunteer labor and financial sponsorship to keep our outdoor classroom growing. Your financial contribution will help buy the seeds, trees, tools, and educational materials needed to sustain our garden and programs.
Groups are asked to donate :
NOTE: Volunteer groups are a minimum of 5 and maximum of 20 individuals. All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Group volunteer opportunities are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays, April-November. Each volunteer must print and complete the special_event_one_day_volunteer_form to bring on the day of service. Please contact the U.S. National Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator Tanya Zastrow, USNA.Volunteers@ars.usda.gov , with the Subject: Group Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden to schedule.
Specialized Volunteer Positions
For individuals who have volunteered at least one full season at The Washington Youth Garden, we have a number of specialized volunteer positions open. Garden Stewards maintain a specific area of the garden, while Volunteer Specialists help run our programs, take photographs, or deliver our garden produce to hungry relief organizations. Click below to learn more about the different positions!