Volunteer / Service Learning


There are many ways to get involved – and get your hands dirty – at SEEDS! 

Please note! We are not currently hosting volunteers of any kind during this time. We appreciate your interest in supporting our programs. Please consider a donation to SEEDS to support our students during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Winter/Spring 2020 – Help us build raised beds for the coming season!

SEEDS is looking for volunteers to help assemble new raised beds in our Farm Terrace. We will be using high-quality, fragrant cedar, which has antimicrobial properties that keeps it from breaking down as quickly as pine, to rebuild our terraced raised beds, which house the majority of our Elementary students’ growing space. We will be working on this project weekly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and are looking for a few volunteers (2-5) to help weekly or just once! If you have been thinking about volunteering with us but didn’t think you could pull together a large enough group to make a big difference, now is a great time for a few people to make a BIG impact during this balmy winter weather.
Email thyde@seedsnc.org and akienow@seedsnc.org for more information and to sign up!

Volunteer with Youth After School 

SEEDS seeks dedicated volunteers to work with K – 8 youth in our After-School Program! We seek people with a curiosity and passion for farming, cooking, youth development, or tutoring skills to support our staff in delivering our empowering programming. These volunteer opportunities are Monday – Friday starting at approximately 3:00 PM. We ask that you are able to commit to at least one day per week for a whole semester. We have particular needs for volunteers Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this coming semester. Bilingual volunteers needed! For questions or more information, email Herb at hthornton@seedsnc.org. 

Apply here! 

Adult Farm Incubator Volunteering

Although SEEDS’ Mission is primarily concerned with Youth, we want to have an opportunity for Adults to come and learn here as well. Through our Incubator opportunity, you will have a small plot of land on the SEEDS property to grow your own vegetables, in exchange for doing a weekly chore (which will vary). Time-commitment is about an hour per week. 

For more information, click here! 


Group Volunteering for Adults – now accepting group applications for 2020

Want to bring a group? Fill out the interest form below, and check out our Volunteer FAQs . (Please note: We offer group volunteer days a few times per month, and they tend to fill up!)

Group Interest Form


Community Service 

Looking to fulfill community service hours at SEEDS? Please fill out the form below. 

Community Service Form


To best serve our mission, our volunteer options have changed.   If you have questions about volunteering at SEEDS, please email volunteer@seedsnc.org .