Thank you for reaching out to us! If you are looking for group volunteer opportunities, maintenance work at our community garden locations is an ideal way to involve people of all ages.
Bloomington Parks and Recreation maintains two community garden locations, Butler Park Community Gardens and Willie Streeter Community Gardens. Garden plots at these sites are rented by members of the local community to grow their own food and gain more experience with gardening. There are over 50 plots available at Butler and over 175 plots available at Willie Streeter.
Volunteer groups are needed to help with the upkeep of the gardens area, including spreading wood chips, weeding around the garden beds, fencing repairs, garden bed building, etc.
Please allow at least two weeks' advance notice for our staff to coordinate and schedule a work date. We cannot guarantee volunteer placement on short notice. Thank you for your understanding.