Ithaca Children's Garden loves its volunteers!
Bees buzz, chickens scratch, plants grow and produce, and children learn and play. Behind the scenes are the super stars of this vibrant organization: Our Volunteers!
ICG has a tiny staff. The garden only happens because of volunteers just like you.
Current Volunteer Opportunities with Ithaca Children's Garden:
- Festival of Fire & Ice support: Don a hat, scarf, and mittens to help bring this afternoon of winter celebration to life! We need many sets of hands to keep bonfires blazing and hot chocolate flowing. Come to help us set up the site, run the festivities, take pictures throughout the event, or tear down after snowy fun. Contact: email@example.com or (607) 319-4203
- Tough Turtle support: Check back soon for updated information on how you can be involved in our adventure race. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 319-4203
- Office Administration: Do you have top-notch organizational skills, an eye for detail, and experience delivering excellent customer service? ICG's HQ wants YOU! Help us behind the scenes as we work to fine-tune the inner-workings of Ithaca Children's Garden's signature programs, events, outreach and marketing efforts, and so very much more. Contact: email@example.com or (607) 319-4203
- Event Planning Committee Members: Do you love a good party, and love making one happen? ICG puts on lots and lots of good parties all year long, and we never have too much help! We'd love you on our team for planning anything from ReJunevate and International Mud Day in June to Festival of Fire and Ice in February. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 319-4203
Drop-in Volunteer Corps
Every Wednesday from spring to fall, we host a drop-in volunteer corps so many hands can tackle projects together, learning along the way. We approach the gardening work needed to keep our little three acres of paradise well-loved with teamwork, passion, and good fun. And snacks. All training is provided and no experience is necessary. (However if you come with your own gardening gloves and trowel (or backhoe) chances are high that we'll turn you loose on a project more in line with your experience level.)
With open arms, ICG welcomes Mulch Masters, Weed Wizards, Hose Honchos, Litter Lassoers, Compost Queens/Kings, Heavy Haulers, Snack Suppliers, and much much more.
ICG's Drop-in Volunteer Corps is a great way to help out on a flexible schedule that suits you, without making a forever commitment. Of course we love return volunteers, and you'll love the friendly gardening environment, so it could be fun if you decide to make a habit of it.
(Return volunteers earn themselves some nifty ICG perks as well.)
Spring session starts up again around the beginning of May, or earlier weather permitting. Please contact us if you want to be on our volunteer mailing list!