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A Myriad of Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the vitality and future of the Somerville Community Growing Center. The Friends of the Community Growing Center thank you for considering a contribution of your time and talents!

The Growing Center is not a community
garden in the traditional sense. We follow a different model. There are no plots assigned to individuals for their own use; we have gardening space, which volunteers tend. The majority of the produce is donated to local food pantries to help give everyone in our community a chance to eat fresh and local.

First Step: Take a Volunteer Orientation!

Follow this link to learn more, or scroll to the form at the bottom of this page to sign up to be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator!

Volunteer Orientations are held second Saturday and fourth Monday of the month at the Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave, Somerville. Below is the 2024 Schedule. You do not need to sign up in advance - feel free to just show up!

Volunteer Orientations 2024:
onday, March 25 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, April 22 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, May 27 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, June 8 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, June 24 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, July 22 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, August 10 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, August 26 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, September 14 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, September 23 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, October 12 - 9:30-11:00 am
Monday, October 28 - 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, November 9 - 9:30-11:00 am

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Ongoing Opportunities:


The Growing Center offers many flexible and relaxing opportunities to volunteer time and skills, both outdoors and indoors, even if your schedule is unpredictable! Some are ongoing and open to everyone, and others are best suited for volunteers who have attended one of our volunteer orientations. Follow this link to see Current Opportunities or to take a Volunteer Orientation.

We use our newsletter to announce general, all-inclusive volunteer opportunities, as well as upcoming free programming events, and volunteer orientations. To sign up, go here.

Volunteer Orientations are held second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of the month. Sign up using the form below or email

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Sign up below to express interest and receive updates, including upcoming Volunteer Orientations held the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of each month!

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