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3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002
United States




Volunteer with Washington Youth Garden

Garden Volunteers

Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon

  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon

  • Orientations are the first Tuesday and Saturday of the month, April-September

Click HERE to sign up for an orientation and start!

Education Volunteers

Our Education Programs bring over 4,000 students to our one-acre garden in the Arboretum for hands-on learning about healthy food and nature. We need volunteers who can support our SPROUT field trip program (week days) and our Family Garden Day programs (Saturdays).

Can you commit to 3 hours a week to lead children or families in garden activities? If you are interested in volunteering please contact for more information.

Volunteer Groups

Is your company or organization looking to engage in service work? Are you ready to get dirty in our fruit and vegetable garden, laying wood chips, pulling weeds, or turning the compost? Volunteering with 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 3-4 hours and involve an orientation of Washington Youth Garden, a short tour, and an opportunity to taste something directly from the garden.

Financial Support:

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.

NOTE: Volunteer groups are a minimum of 5 and maximum of 25 individuals. All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Please contact our Garden Manager at with the Subject: Group Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden to schedule.