Join our team!

Backyard Growers is looking for our next community and school garden leaders! We are hosting two TerraCorps positions in the 2018-2019 school year to help us lead our school and community programs. Read more and apply today at TerraCorps.org

 Help lead in-class programs, taste tests, and lots of school garden programs as a Youth Education Coordinator!

Help lead in-class programs, taste tests, and lots of school garden programs as a Youth Education Coordinator!

Youth Education Coordinator 

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their service site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Community Engagement Coordinator

 Help us build gardens for low-income families, train new gardeners, lead volunteers groups, and coordinate community garden programs as a Community Engagement Coordinator!

Help us build gardens for low-income families, train new gardeners, lead volunteers groups, and coordinate community garden programs as a Community Engagement Coordinator!

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC) build the long-term capacity of their service sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programing, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CEC’s demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. By helping a broader cross-section of people experience the benefits of open space, CECs build connections between land and people that increase public support for land access, revitalization, and conservation initiatives.

Intern With Us

Summer applications closed- check back for Fall 2019!

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

Do you want to hang out with awesome urban gardening warriors and gain stand-out community organization skills? Then intern with us! Our urban agriculture interns participate in all our programs and generally learn everything we do. Spend your summer exploring soil with youth at our community gardens, building new gardens for community members, or leading youth markets!    

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Volunteer

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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
  • Work at our pop-up shop 
  • Help us with a community workshop 
  • And more! 

    Ready to get started?

    1. Check out our current volunteer needs on Volunteer Match or visit our volunteer hub and sign up there. 
    2. Don't see something that peaks your immediate interest? Fill out our volunteer survey and we'll be in touch!
    3. Sign up for our volunteer newsletter to hear about and sign up for our latest events!

    One of our longest running volunteer programs is our Garden Mentor program. For more information or to sign up click here


    ...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