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Volunteer with Growing West Side in 2017!

Growing West Side is seeking volunteers of all kinds to support the organization and its seed library and Farmer’s Market. Are you interested in gardening, local foods, or meeting your West Side neighbors? With volunteer opportunities ranging from Farmer’s Market activities coordinator to seed librarian to technology support for the organization, there is sure to be an opportunity that meets your interests.

Please complete this short survey so we can match your skills and talents with a GWS volunteer opportunity!

     Growing West Side Seed Library 

Seed Library Plant Sale Fundraiser:  Help staff the sale! We need folks to spread the word about the sale, help set up and take down the day of the sale and help customers with their purchases.  Saturday, May 6th at the Icy Cup – 63 George Street  from 8 am to 12 pm.

Staff the Seed Library
The Growing West Side Seed Library is looking for volunteers to staff the Seed Library during its open hours on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Seed Grower
We need growers: people who are willing to learn how to be steward seed savers, growing seeds this season and returning them to the library for use the following year.

Speak Spanish, Hmong or Somali? We’d love help interpreting at workshops and help with written material for our Seed Library.

Join the GWS Seed Library Committee:  Help set the direction of the seed library in the coming year(s)!

     West Side Farmers Market 

WSFM Promotion
Help with promotion of the West Side Farmers Market by passing out flyers at homes and businesses.

Market Greeter
Welcome neighbors to the Market, count customers and invite them to sign up for the Growing West Side email list.

Help Set up and Close Market
Help manager and vendors set up and close down the Market .  Saturdays 8 am and 12:30 pm

WSFM/Growing West Side  Merchandise Sales and Information Table
Sit at the Growing West Side Table, sell T-shirts and other GWS/WSFM merchandise and share information about GWS and other community resources.  Saturdays 8 am to 12:30 pm.

Kids Activities
Facilitate chalk drawing, face painting and other opportunities for kids to interact at WSFM while parents shop.

    Other Opportunities

Communications Team: Help maintain our presence on Facebook, write articles for our newsletter or photograph our events.

Educational Programming: Interested in teaching a class?

Ready to jump in or just have questions? Contact us at