As a community supported program, the Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens rely on support from community members to help our garden grow. Whether it’s a large community work day or an individual weekly routine, volunteers play an integral role in the daily management of the garden. As part of our commitment to teaching, not only do we provide learning opportunities for our volunteers but we also strive to highlight the unique skills and passions of involved community members.
Volunteers interested in long-term involvement in the garden can coordinate weekly garden hours. These consistent and recurring volunteer days allow for volunteers to develop an intimate understanding of the DOT Gardens. Additionally, consistency allows interested volunteers to develop garden projects based on personal interests and skills.
Interested in volunteering? Contact our garden manager, Tiana Baca.
Learn-Work Days are excellent opportunities for volunteers to tackle large projects at the garden and connect with other community members. From transplanting to construction, these work days help us meet the needs of the garden while providing hands-on learning as well. These work days occur nearly every month and are open to everyone.
To find out when our next work day is, check out our Events page.
“You have created a genuinely organic teaching method, where learning one new thing leads a person naturally and enthusiastically to want to know how that piece fits into the next thing. I am delighted for my time in the Garden — thank you for all you have managed to teach me in such a short time!”
DOT Garden Volunteer