Volunteer at GoggleWorks’ Gardens at Lauer’s Park to grow an appreciation for local food systems, learn farm skills, and enjoy time with members of your community. We welcome all ages and people to participate. If you’re interested in volunteering contact Tiana Zabala, our garden manager
Phone:610.374.4600 E-mail: TZabala@goggleworks.org
We have bee hives on site. Please take that into consideration when choosing to volunteer.
2024 Volunteer Day Dates
Our official Volunteer Days in the GoggleWorks Gardens will occur every last Wednesday of the month from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
In the event of inclement weather such as rain, snow or extreme cold please consider volunteer days canceled. You may also check our social media for any cancellation notifications.
For volunteer days plan to bring:
Any allergy medicines or devices you may need in case of an allergic reaction.
Working gloves/ garden gloves
A water bottle and optional snack
Other optional items that can help if you have them handy:
Large garden shovels or hand shovels
Digging fork, pitchfork, or broadfork
Loppers, shears, pruners
Examples of tasks we could be completing:
Clearing out old plants and weeds
Seeding or transplanting new plants
Harvesting fruits and vegetables
Cutting branches, pruning trees and bushes
Lifting heavy rocks – for those that are willing and able
Cleaning up the surrounding area in order to support our Adopt-A-Block efforts
For Children and Youth Volunteers
Children and Youth of all ages are welcome to volunteer in the GoggleWorks Gardens. Any youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. Additionally we have a seating area, nature play zone and age appropriate art activities available.
Community Service Hours
Giving back through gardening is a wonderful way to learn new skills and serve your community. If you would like to utilize your time in the garden towards community service, school, master gardener or other service project hours please see garden manager Tiana Zabala.
Additional Volunteer Positions
If you’re interested in taking on a longer term volunteer role we have a few positions available:
Waterbearer – Help keep the community container garden on 2nd Street watered throughout the season with regular watering once or twice a week. All supplies and instructions necessary are provided.
Weed Whacker – Do you love pulling weeds and keeping the garden healthy? Lend your talents to pulling weeds in the gardens as you wish. Beginner gardeners are welcome as all supplies and instruction necessary are provided.
Remote Art Creator: create handmade cards, seed packet art and craft projects to be given as “Thank You” gifts.
Positions are filled on a rolling basis. If you have other skills that you think might be helpful, let us know when you inquire about the garden position. We will be in touch when a project arises that matches your skills and interest.
Please let us know you plan to volunteer for this event!