Volunteer FAQ

Group 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 we 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 about the weather?

We will work in light rain, but if there is heavy rain, thunder, lightning, snow or extreme temperatures (hot or cold), we will either cancel the volunteer shift or move indoors.

SEEDS follows the Durham County Government Inclement Weather Plan. If the County is on an altered schedule or closed – so is SEEDS! In any case, prior to the volunteer shift, we will email group leaders and individual volunteers to communicate if the shift is canceled.

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).