Help at a Youth Garden


Gateway Greening is looking for volunteers to assist with fall youth programs and hosting youth field trips at our Demonstration Garden and the Gateway Greening Urban Farm.


Volunteer schedule:  Weekdays by personal arrangement

Locations:  Various Youth Garden sites TBD by personal arrangement

Gateway Greening Youth Programs support around 90 school and youth-focused gardens.  The program’s overall goal is to allow youth to learn through hands-on activities, experience healthy food and contribute to a garden that improves their community. Specific volunteer opportunities include:

Garden Class Volunteer:  Work directly with GGI Youth Educators to supplement existing school garden programs at Clay Elementary and Mallinckrodt Academy by teaching gardening lessons, promoting GGI educational opportunities, and assisting with garden maintenance activities.

Youth Field Trip Assistant: Shadow Gateway Greening staff and learn the fine art of a fun, educational and highly successful youth field trip.  Assist staff and lead groups in the garden.

To learn more:  Register for a Youth Garden Orientation for one of the following dates:

All classes take place at the Gateway Greening office from 12pm-1:30pm unless otherwise noted.

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 19
  • August 9
  • Sept 13
  • Oct 12
  • Nov 9
  • Dec 14


To register, contact our Volunteer Manager at  314-588-9600 x110.