Would you like to use your love of the outdoors to help give back to the community? If so, the DPNC Giving Garden is the place for you. We are looking for at least 10 people per day to assist us with our garden at the Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center growing produce for donation to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, which distributes food across New London County. Giving Garden volunteers help with planting, weeding, watering and compost building. We will teach you everything you need to know. We supply the tools, and good company. A regular commitment is not required, do what you can when you can – though repeat volunteers are greatly appreciated!
The Giving Garden is now open for the 2022 season. We currently have volunteer opportunities seven days a week, for two hour shifts from 8 am to 2 pm. If you are a teen looking to volunteer in the Giving Garden, we will have opportunities on Saturday mornings from 8 – 10am, and 10am – 12 pm.
Working in the Giving Garden has many benefits; a heartwarming feeling from knowing you are helping neighbors who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, a chance to meet new people from a wide variety of backgrounds, a good work out and fresh air.