Volunteers are integral to our programs. YOU are making a difference! 

If you are interested in volunteering, please check out the workdays listed below. If you are interested, please come by the garden on the designated day and time. If you are a student group and are interested in volunteering as a group, please fill out the google form below. 

We look forward to hosting everyone! 

Student Group Volunteers

Workday Expectations

Expect to meet a lot of friendly people from diverse majors or areas of graduate work who share your interest in sustainable gardening. 

Fair warning, expect to get dirty! We believe people best learn new things by understanding the where, when, and why of any given task. Hence, garden members and experienced volunteers make an effort to explain the philosophy and science behind the various agricultural practices you observe. So expect to learn a bit, too.

Workdays consist of varying activities such as planting, amending soil, woodworking, painting, and the constant garden maintenance activities of weeding, watering, organizing, etc. Look at the calendar events below to read more about what can be expected at each workday. With so much to do, we can find an activity for every gardener, regardless of experience or ability.

What to Bring


Bring whatever you need to work comfortably in the outdoors for 2 - 3 hours. Most volunteers dress in apparel they can move in comfortably and get dirty. Some bring gloves and sunscreen. We strongly encourage you to bring a full bottle of drinking water to stay hydrated (even on cold days!).

If you are unable to bring any of the above but would still like to participate, reach out to club officers at solgarden-org@ncsu.edu. Officers do their best to ensure that all volunteers have an enjoyable, safe experience in the garden.

Workday Schedule