The garden staff welcomes volunteers to help with all aspects of the garden’s maintenance—including soil preparation and composting, plant propagation and planting, pruning and training plants, fertilization and irrigation, weeding, pest and disease control, and harvesting and preparing produce for delivery to the Rice serveries.
For Fall 2023, volunteers should plan to regularly attend one of the following volunteer times each week:
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fridays 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
Volunteers should arrive punctually, adhere to the rules of the garden, and wear appropriate clothing—such as close-toed shoes, sunscreen, hat, and gloves—to protect themselves from the weather and hazards of gardening.
Volunteers who are not Rice University students, faculty, or staff must complete this waiver before volunteering.