Volunteering at UGArden

Volunteers play a key role in powering our mission. They help us plant, harvest, weed, cultivate herbs, and maintain the farm. We accept volunteers of all ages – non-students and student alike. There is absolutely no experience necessary.

Register on Engage, UGA’s service and experiential learning platform: https://uga.givepulse.com/group/events/116117

Types of Events

Harvest Help
At this event, you’ll be in the field picking fruits and veggies from our plots! Then, you will help us wash and weigh the produce so we can send it off to our partners.

General Farm
This event is different every time. You’ll assist with whatever needs to happen on the farm, like planting, weeding, working in the greenhouse, and so much more.

Herb Help
Support our medicinal herb garden by working in the field or in the herb room. You’ll either tend to the plots or process dry plants into our teas and spice blends!

Demo Area Help
Help us set up our School Garden Demonstration Area – a new program supporting local educators. Expect outside work in our raised bed garden!

Come prepared

UGArden will provide all tools and equipment necessary for your volunteer experience. All you need is to come prepared to work outside in the elements. We have gloves available to lend.

  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Raincoat
  • Light layers
  • Water bottle
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Work gloves


What do I do when I arrive?
Arrive promptly at the time of your event. Park for free outside the upper barn or in the parking lot just down the hill. Meet your volunteer group under the upper barn: that big metal building right when you pull in.

When can I volunteer?
Events take place during our work hours: M-F, 8-5pm. Our schedule changes month to month, so check Engage for specific dates and times.

How long are the events?
Most events are 2 hours long.