Volunteer Opportunities

We are a group of individuals looking to make an impact in our community, which is most effectively achieved when we collaborate with others to make things happen.  HUGS is run entirely by volunteers ready to jump in, roll their sleeves up, and make a difference!  Are you ready to join in our mission to encourage healthier habits, help to lessen our environmental impact and create an all-around better Hamilton?!  Gardening experience is not required – our volunteers help us in a variety of ways to support our mission.  Check out opportunities below, and click on the calendar to learn more about shifts and volunteer details.

Front Street Garden:

Volunteers assist in prepping and maintaining the garden.  These volunteers also assist at harvest time.  Work varies depending on the season.

Community Garden Assistance:

Aid in the installation of gardens and teach youth how cool it is to grow their own food!

Washing and Packing Facility:

Volunteers will be needed to prepare harvested produce for sale.

Event Staff:

Are you a social butterfly? Volunteer to sit at the HUGS booth at Farmer’s Markets or community events like Operation Pumpkin, where you engage folks, spread the word about the organization, and sell produce.

Produce Delivery:

Be the proud delivery person for the beautiful herbs and produce from HUGS garden.

Open board positions:

HUGS wouldn’t be where it is without the support of a multi-talented and passionate board.  Board terms are two years and fulfill necessary leadership roles in marketing, finance, social media, grants and gardening.  To see what board roles are vacant, click the title above.  Support or advice for the board in any of these areas is always welcomed.

Tracking your time: When you sign up for a shift on the calendar, the website automatically assumes that are volunteering for that time span.  If you cannot make the volunteer shift, please remove your name or contact a HUGS representative.  This will not only allow us to fill that time slot with another volunteer, it also helps us to keep accurate records of volunteer service. The number of donated hours recorded is used to help our organization obtain grants and other funding, by illustrating community support. So, thank you for your support!

Image courtesy of Nick Saltmarsh; used under Creative Commons license.