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Registration for 2023 is Now Open, Help make "Chard Your Yard" happen!

Our program relies on volunteers to install garden beds for neighbors.  If you are able, please consider joining us. 

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COVID Safety Precautions

We're in an amazing time - and we continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions. See our COVID page for details

2023 Volunteer Events 

We have two phases of the install process, Build Night and Install Days.  All of these events will be conducted following Covid safety precautions, including masks, and social distancing. 

Build Nights

  • Tuesday April 25  | 5:30p - 9p
  • Tuesday May 2 | 5:30p - 9p

During the build nights, we cut the lumber, and partially assembled the garden bed frames.  

Skills required:

  • Commitment to follow COVID safety procedures
  • Light lifting ability - 10 to 20 lbs
  • Interest in the garden build process
  • Sign a Volunteer Consent Waiver before participating

Optional items:

  • Safety glasses or other eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Gloves for handling lumber
  • Heavy duty drills to assemble beds

Everyone is welcome!  If you have never participated, there is plenty of time for learning.  We value everyone's interest and encourage everyone's participation. 

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Delivery Nights

  • Wednesday April 26  | 5:30p - 9p
  • Wednesday May 3 | 5:30p - 9p

During the delivery nights, we deliver the partially assembled garden bed frames to the garden install locations. 

Skills required:

  • Commitment to follow COVID safety procedures
  • Light lifting ability - 10 to 20 lbs
  • Interest in the garden build process
  • Interaction with gardeners.
  • Sign a Volunteer Consent Waiver before participating

Optional items:

  • Safety glasses or other eye protection
  • Gloves for handling lumber
  • Car or truck to transport partly assembled beds to garden install locations

Everyone is welcome!  If you have never participated, there is plenty of time for learning.  We value everyone's interest and encourage everyone's participation. 

Signup as a Volunteer!

Install Days

There are two install days, and two sessions on each day:

  • Saturday - April 29 - AM shift - 9am - Noon
  • Saturday - April 29 - PM shift - 1pm - 4pm
  • Saturday - May 6rd - AM shift - 9am - Noon
  • Saturday - May 6rd - PM shift - 1pm - 4pm

All shift members are invited to join us for lunch. We will have tacos from somewhere in the neighborhood!  

For the installs, we break into small teams of 4-6 people.  Each team works together to complete the garden installation.  Team members transport themselves to the install sites, along with buckets of soil.  On-site, the garden bed is fully assembled.  The bed is placed, and filled with soil.  When we finish, we take a photo of gardener and the install crew in front of the completed install. 

Skills required:

  • Commitment to follow COVID safety procedures
  • Ability to transport yourself to install sites
  • Light lifting ability - 10 to 20 lbs
  • Interest in the garden build process
  • Sign a Volunteer Consent Waiver before participating

Optional items:

  • Safety glasses or other eye protection
  • 5 gallon or smaller buckets to transport soil to the gardens
  • Shovel for leveling soil in the bed
  • Gloves for handling lumber
  • Heavy duty drills to assemble beds
  • Car or truck to transport yourself and soil to the garden install locations

Volunteers are also welcome to join our carbon-neutral team using bicycles and trailers to install and deliver gardens!  

Everyone is welcome!  If you have never participated, there is plenty of time for learning.  We value everyone's interest and encourage everyone's participation.

Signup as a Volunteer!

The Volunteer Process

First, you'll need to create an account on this website.  We use our account to track your hours, and give you access to the gardens you will help install.  Your information is private and we will never sell or distribute your information, except to work with you on Chard Your Yard.

Next you will fill out the Signup and Waiver form.  By completing the Signup and Waiver form, you are confirming the written waiver.  

You will receive a follow up email with more instructions. 

If you have any questions, please contact us!  Better to ask any questions before signing up.

Thanks for considering this, you are making the amazing world we live in today!

Signup as a Volunteer!

Updated - 2023-03-02

Volunteers