Volunteer FAQ!


What is the work like?

Farming and gardening tends to be hard, physical work. Please be prepared to move! You may be preparing beds, planting, harvesting, tending vegetables, turning and sifting compost, and cleaning up.

What should I wear?

Closed-toed, sturdy shoes are a must! You should also wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather and that you don’t mind getting dirty. Long pants and boots recommended.

 What should I bring?

Please bring your own water bottles. We will provide gloves and tools.

What if it rains?

We will work in light rain, but if there is heavy rain or thunder and lightning, we may do an indoor work project.  SEEDS follows the Durham County Government Inclement Weather Plan. If the County is on an altered schedule or closed – so is SEEDS! Check our Facebook for more detailed updates.

What if I have a special need?

Please e-mail SEEDS at volunteer@seedsnc.com before your visit so we can discuss this. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone!

Where do I park?

Street parking is available on Elizabeth Street, Carlton Avenue and Gilbert Street (just be sure to adhere to the no parking signs). 

SEEDS Parking Map