HELP US GROW A GREENER COMMUNITY. VOLUNTEER WITH LOUISVILLE GROWS!

Louisville Grows works to create a more just and sustainable Louisville, and we can’t do that without our volunteers. Check out the upcoming events and volunteer needs on the calendar, and then read below for our current volunteer roles at Louisville Grows.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

October 7 (9am-12pm); Portland Community Garden.
October 7 (9am-12pm); The People’s Garden.

General Volunteer Needs

Special Project/Event Volunteer:
Interested in becoming part of our event volunteer team? This includes registering and talking with volunteers and attendees at events, as well as signing in participants for programs. If you are interested in this opportunity please indicate this on the volunteer application.

Property Maintenance Volunteer:
Like getting your hands dirty? Our property maintenance team helps us keep our properties clean, mulched, and weed free! If you are interested in this opportunity please indicate this on the volunteer application.

Citizen Gardener and Citizen Forester Volunteers:
Citizen Gardener and Citizen Forester training is for individuals of all abilities! After Citizen Gardener certification, you will be offered volunteer opportunities such as building raised beds, working on our Hope Farm, or attending weekly work nights at our community gardens. After Citizen Forester certification and participation in tree plantings, you will be offered volunteer opportunities in tree canvassing, tree plantings, and tree maintenance.

Individual Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application

Most upcoming volunteer opportunities are posted above on our Volunteer and Event Calendar, but if you’re looking for another opportunity feel free to email volunteer@louisvillegrows.org to get involved!

Urban Agriculture & Our Community Gardens

Become a Citizen Gardener
Our Citizen Gardener Training program mobilizes community volunteers by walking participants through the basics of plant anatomy and physiology, assessing land for garden opportunities, plant identification and selection for different garden spaces, and teaches our garden volunteers how to organize, build, and care for their gardens using Louisville Grows’ Community Garden Toolkit. Citizen Gardener training is for individuals of all abilities! After certification, Citizen Gardeners will be offered volunteer opportunities such as building raised beds, working on our Hope Farm, attending weekly work nights at our community gardens, or assisting in our luxuriously warm and sunny greenhouse this spring. We offer Citizen Gardener Classes several times a year, and you can learn more about upcoming classes by visiting our Volunteer and Event Calendar or emailing volunteer@louisvillegrows.org.

Urban Forestry & Love Louisville Trees Program

Become a Citizen Forester 
The Citizen Forestry Training is the foundation of the Love Louisville Trees Planting Program. Through the Citizen Forestry 101 and 102 courses, participants learn how to build and maintain our neighborhood and community forests. Participants are taught basic tree anatomy and physiology, environmental stewardship, tree identification and selection, young tree pruning, and how to teach others how to properly plant and care for their trees. We encourage all Citizen Foresters to participate in two planting day events per year. We offer Citizen Forester classes several times a year, and you can learn more about upcoming classes by visiting our Volunteer Calendar or fill out our Citizen Forester application here.

Tree Advisory Committee

Louisville Grows is forming a body of community representatives to support Love Louisville Trees. These individuals are Citizen Foresters or other LG/LLT volunteers, Love Louisville Trees tree recipients, and/or represent the communities in which LG operates. This Tree Advisory Committee (TAC) will contribute to LLT’s policies and help to set its strategic direction by identifying solutions to challenges and creating opportunities for innovation and adoption of best practices in the field. The members of the Tree Advisory Committee will use their creativity, insights, and diverse viewpoints to enhance LLT’s forestry program.

Members of the Tree Advisory Committee will directly help Love Louisville Trees in its efforts to increase the tree canopy, and to improve the health and wellness of Louisville residents. We encourage anyone who is committed to working towards these goals to join us! Click the link below to apply or learn more.

Tree Advisory Committee Application