Let’s grow together! Here are some great opportunities for producing fresh food for local pantries and soup kitchens.



House of Hope



House of Hope homeless ministry(Cottage Hills) has a garden which provides food for its residents, and supplies their Soup For The Soul program. We need help with weeding and picking throughout the summer. Visit the website for more information and to volunteer.

When:
Where: 1201 Hope Center Lane Cottage Hills, IL 62018

Want to help? Contact...
denise@houseofhopecares.org
http://hoh.mjsworking.com/



St. John’s Mission Garden



St. John's(Edwardsville) Mission Garden needs people to plant, weed & pick, AS WELL AS transportation to take produce to pantries.

When: variable(March thru October)
Where: 7372 Marine Road Edwardsville, IL 62025

Want to help? Contact...
giveseedsofblessing@gmail.com
http://facebook.com/stjohnscommunitymissiongarden



Stephenson House



Volunteer Areas:
Historical Interpreter (for house tours), Gift Shop Attendant, Education Guide (for school field trips), Research, Historical Clothing Construction, Maintenance, Historic Garden & Grounds
Informational/training sessions are held periodically to help volunteers be confident with any activities in which they choose to volunteers. See site for application

When:
Where: 409 South Buchanan Edwardsville IL 62025

Want to help? Contact...
618-692-1818
stephensonhouse@sbcglobal.net
http://www.stephensonhouse.org/volunteer.asp https://stephensonhouse.shutterfly.com/



Watershed Nature Center



The Watershed Nature Center welcomes enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to maintaining our native habitats and enhancing our community. Volunteers have a direct impact on our mission and goals; they participate in dozens of projects that help to preserve our wetlands, prairies, and forests. We value the skills, abilities, and time of all our volunteers, and hope to provide each one with a rich and rewarding experience.

Restoration Monday's - Late Spring - September
Join an elite group of volunteers that include Master Naturalists and Master Gardners every Monday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am s in helping help improve Watershed’s local habitats. Long pants, sturdy shoes required, and long sleeves recommended. Bring gloves & loppers if you have them. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and all minors under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Contact the Watershed Nature Center office 618-692-7578 with any questions.

Plant Native Species
Occasionally the addition of native plants is necessary to preserve our habitats. We always appreciate the help of anyone with a green thumb.

Remove Invasive Species
Work off some stress, get a great workout, and help maintain our three native habitats, all at the same time.

Help at an Event
Do you like to meet people and interact with the public? Greet people, serve refreshments, and help with crafts at one of our events.

Serve on a Committee
If you are passionate about the environment, sustainability, or native habitats, please consider serving on one of our committees.

Lead a Wildlife Walk
Are you a naturalist with expertise in wildflowers, trees, amphibians, reptiles, or any other area of nature? Ask us about leading a program or workshop.

Assist with Mailings
From time to time the Watershed sends out large mailings. Assistants are always welcome to help with folding, labeling, and stamping.

When: varies
Where: 1591 Tower Ave

Want to help? Contact...
618-692-7578
http://watershednaturecenter.org/volunteer/