Volunteers are essential to the work we do! We welcome everyone from teen interns to corporate teams to local avid gardeners to help with a range of tasks like...

  • Building a new community garden

  • Leading a weekly community garden harvest

  • Leading a school taste test

  • Mentoring our gardeners

  • Watering and weeding school or community gardens

  • Help us with a community workshop

  • And more!

Scroll through the calendar to find an opportunity and time that work for you!

click on the image to the right or the button below to get started!

One of our longest running volunteer programs is our mentor program, which matches experienced gardeners with enthusiastic beginners from all walks of life.

For more information on how to become a mentor, click here.

Intern With Us

NEW! 2019 intern applications open!

We're looking for the next generation of food leaders who want meaningful volunteer intern experience.

Do you want to hang out with awesome urban gardening warriors and gain stand-out community organization skills? Then intern with us! Our interns participate in all our programs and generally learn everything we do, but new this year, we will be looking for interns to help with specific programs at BYG. Spend your spring organizing our big spring event, leading outreach to gardeners, or working directly with our youth and adult participants in our gardens.

Click on the intern descriptions to the right to see which is the best fit for you!  >>  

...thank you all for the opportunity you have given me. I have never felt so welcomed and I have learned so much from every one of you! ... I enjoy and have a passion for the work you guys do and it’s a great hands-on learning experience to be [a part] of.
— Volunteer Testimonial Winter '16