VolunteerAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller
Volunteers are Critical to our Success!
What makes our programs so successful? Our dedicated volunteers! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your interests. Please complete this application so we can learn more about you. We’ll be in touch to talk about your interest in WHRL.
Volunteers at the IEM Give Back Day at Milbridge Commons Wellness Park
Your contribution is important to us!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Gardening Volunteers Needed!
Our largest program, Incredible Edible Milbridge, has many volunteer opportunities if you enjoy being outdoors – planting at the beginning of the season, weeding, watering, and general garden maintenance throughout the season – and cleanup at the end of the season.
At Milbridge Commons, join us for “Give Back” Days. These are from 9 am – 1 pm. Stay for the whole time or an hour — the more the merrier!
At the garden next to the Red Barn Motel, join Adam on Tuesdays from 9 am – 1 pm – unless it is rainy.
Consider adopting one of the IEM raised beds in town. Help plant and maintain the bed throughout the season.
WHRL Milbridge Days Auction – Committee Members Needed!
We are seeking energetic volunteers for our July Milbridge Days Auction Committee. This auction has historically been our biggest fundraiser of the year and has always been a good time! We are excited to inject some new ideas into this year’s event. Committee members will help imagine and reimagine this year’s auction. We need help soliciting original and captivating donations (think experiences, private classes, private dinners, vacation rentals, cottage stays… you get the idea), marketing the event, and organizing auction items. Let us know if you’re interested in joining the fun, and we’ll touch base about possible meeting times.
NEW: Butterfly Festival
WHRL will host an engaging, fun, free, family-friendly Butterfly Festival at Milbridge Commons Wellness Park in August. The day will kick off with a workshop, “Monarch’s Milkweed and Magic.” We’ll have educational stations to see Monarch caterpillars, chrysalis, and butterflies up close, a pollinator garden education station, a story walk, and captivating butterfly crafts for children. We are looking for helpers interested in being a part of this exciting event (maybe it becomes an annual event?!) on Saturday, August 19th. Opportunities include managing a craft station (we have ideas – you may have more!) or managing the story walk or educational stations.
Workshops – Leaders Needed!
WHRL hosts a variety of workshop each year. Some are focused on gardening and food production. Others are on health and wellness topics or art workshops. If you have an interest/skill and are interested in volunteering time to lead a workshop, we’d love to hear from you!
Future Volunteer Opportunities
WHRL Winter Tree Festival & Auction – Decorators Needed!
Our second largest fundraising event is held during Christmas on Main Street – the first Saturday in December. Community members adopt and decorate a live table-top sized fir tree, balsams wreath. Or create and donate your own holiday item. Click here for more details.
Mailing Days – Busy Hands Needed!
Twice a year we have mailing parties where we stuff and mail our twice-yearly newsletter. We are always looking for help on these days.