April 21, 2013

Volunteer Time

For your safety:

Beginning September 1, closed toed shoes will be required for all warehouse and Fresh Mobile Market volunteers.  No sandals or flip flops, please!  Also, any volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.  Heavy lifting might be requested, do so at your own risk.

Out of the Garden is sorry that we are unable to accept court appointed volunteer hours.

We look forward to meeting you at the OOGTP Warehouse.  Your donation of time is invaluable in helping us get our bags and supplies ready each week.  Please click the day of the week you’d like to volunteer to sign up!

Year-Round Warehouse Hours:


Group Instructions (give notice, etc):

Groups are welcome at Out of the Garden!  We often find that many churches, youth groups, corporate offices, and others want to come together to serve at Out of the Garden.  Our only ask is that if you are coming in a group of more than 10, please email rebecca@outofthegardenproject.org to confirm availability.


Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Pickup/Deliver Donations: Volunteers are needed to pick up food donations from various grocery stores in Greensboro and High Point between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 noon and bring them to the warehouse. Generally, these pickups involve 1-6 boxes of food. Volunteers should be able to lift 50 pounds. If you’re interested in volunteering contact Nikki at volunteer@outofthegardenproject.org.

Food Reclamation: Food insecurity is a big topic of conversation right now in Guilford County as we were named the hungriest area of the United States.We are continuing a Food Reclamation Initiative that will allow us to feed children an evening meal at the Greensboro Recreation sites and the new Caldcleugh Boys and Girls Club site, and will save nearly 300,000 pounds of food from our landfill.

Volunteers for pickups from schools and deliveries to recreation centers, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rebecca at rebecca@outofthegardenproject.org.

Repackaging donated bread and sweets at Teen Folk Center starting August 29th :http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084faba82dabf94-food1

Summer Enrichment:  This free program for kids 7-13 year olds runs from June -August  at the Teen Folk Center on Clifton Road.  It offers breakfast and lunch to children weekdays throughout the summer at the Clifton Road location.  This camp will be enriching and have creative play – working to keep the kids active and to helping  them stay at their grade level during the summer. 

Fresh Mobile Markets: Volunteers are needed to help distribute food through our Fresh Mobile Markets.  Volunteers should be able to lift 50 pounds. Please remember you cannot volunteer AND receive food at the same location, however, you can volunteer at another location. Volunteers can sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084faba82dabf94-april2