Volunteer Opportunities

As a community supported program, the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden relies 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. 

Volunteer Shifts

Interested in lending a hand at the garden? Join us for our weekly volunteer day! We are a year-round garden which means there’s always something you can get involved in. Volunteers can join us for the full or partial time. All volunteers must complete an initial background check and sign-up weekly with our garden staff.

Interested in volunteering? Contact  Heidi Anderson at andersonH@aa.edu or 858-8873.

Learn-Work Days

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. 

To find out when our next work day is, check out our Events page.

Molly-cropped“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!”

Molly Booker
DOT Garden Volunteer