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.

 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.

Can volunteering at SEEDS fulfill a community service requirement?

Yes. Please complete a signup form online, and then email volunteer@seedsnc.org. In the email, indicate how many hours you are looking to complete, as well as a deadline by which you need a letter verifying your hours served.

Where do I park?

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