Gardening Volunteer

Volunteer Reports to: Director of Environmental Services

Summary: MARC's mission is to empower the lives of the individuals it supports. To do so, MARC offers a wide range of enrichment programs for the clients to partake in. MARC is seeking to establish a new gardening program for its clients to partake in and enjoy. The gardening volunteer will assist with these gardens and with the care-taking process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clearing out old garden/flower beds

  • Laying new soil/sod/mulch

  • Construction of garden structures e.g. – cages, supports, garden boxes

  • Planting of flowers, vegetables, and other plants

  • Harvesting fruit, vegetables, flowers

  • Watering and feeding plants, trees, and shrubs

  • Hand weeding, hoeing, staking, tying-in plants, and cutting back vegetation

  • Educating clients on proper care for gardens


  • Complete and submit the online volunteer application

  • Pass background check

  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds

  • Must be dependable and punctual

  • Must have a passion for serving others

  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of MARC, clients, volunteers, partners, and donors.

Training and Supervision

  • Complete volunteer orientation

Time Commitment

  • As needed

  • Hours are negotiable and will be determined by size of individual project