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Demonstration Garden on Bell Ave
Volunteer schedule: Saturdays, March through October, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: 3871 Bell Ave, 63108

Volunteers help maintain 20 vegetable demonstration beds used to illustrate seasonal growing techniques; care for several large ornamental plantings, including sidewalk street plantings; and assist with special garden improvement projects and seasonal tasks. Volunteers gain vast experience in garden maintenance and best practices working alongside St. Louis Master Gardeners and Gateway Greening staff on the cutting edge of gardening practices.

Prior to beginning service, new Bell Garden volunteers must attend a one-time, on-site volunteer orientation. Most volunteer orientations are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am, but please check the upcoming events page for updates. Individual volunteers must also commit to a minimum of one shift per month.

Upcoming Demonstration Garden Volunteer Orientations
March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14
10 am-11 am.
Demonstration Garden on Bell Ave3871 Bell, St. Louis, MO. 63108

Gateway Greening Urban Farm
Volunteer schedule: Weekdays, April through October, 7:30 am-11:30 am
Location: 2200 Pine, 63103

Come work at a 2.5-acre urban farm oasis in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Help learn about and maintain  48 raised vegetable beds, an orchard, ornamental borders, berries, beehives, a composting system, rain garden, harvest station, hawk platform, native plants and a rainwater catch cistern.

Volunteers are needed to work alongside St. Patrick Center clients in the therapeutic horticulture and job training programs to help with bed prep, planting, harvesting, market prep, general maintenance and to provide leadership opportunities and increased diversity on the farm.

Prior to beginning service, new Gateway Greening Urban Farm volunteers must attend a one-time, on-site volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientations are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. Individual volunteers must also commit to a minimum of one shift per month.

If you want to volunteer at the Farm, please R.S.V.P. for an orientation day.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24
9 am-10:15 am
Gateway Greening Urban Farm2200 Pine, 63103

Help at a Community Garden

Individuals are needed to support St. Louis communities by becoming active members of nearby community gardens. Gateway Greening supports a network of more than 220 active community gardens, and additional involvement is always needed. Participation may involve an individual year-long commitment or a one-time/big impact group event. To find a garden near you, please check our map of gardens.

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:

Seed-to-STEM 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.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
To learn more, please register for a Youth Garden Orientation on one of the following dates. All classes take place at the Gateway Greening office from Noon-1pm unless otherwise noted. 
January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 19, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 9, December 14
Gateway Greening Main Office, 2211 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

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

Share Your Special Skills

Do you have skills in graphic design, photography, events planning or other areas? These skills can be used in fundraising campaigns and at special events. We can use your help addressing and stuffing envelopes, thanking donors and lending a hand at several special events through the year.

Please contact our Volunteer Team at  314-588-9600 x110 to share your skills with us!


Want to Volunteer? Please fill out the Online Individual Interest Volunteer Form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.


To view our volunteer handbook, 2017 GGI Volunteer Handbook.


Volunteer Manager
Phone:(314) 588-9600 ext. 110