Share your time and talents with us.

Volunteers are vital to the Center for Supported Learning!

We rely on them every day and without them, we wouldn’t have the Lettuce Grow Urban Garden program. There are many different ways you can get involved with the Lettuce Grow program. We need volunteers for all aspects of the Center, including garden duties, promotion, administration, construction, and technical expertise.

Volunteer Application: http://public_ftp/downloads/volunteer_interestform.pdf

In The Learning Garden

Tuesdays + Fridays from 8AM- 1PM for Volunteering | Ages 12+

Work alongside the Marshall University student volunteers in our learning garden. After a brief orientation and training, you can help with weeding, planting, cultivation, harvest, and more (see requirements below). Get a workout, learn new skills, gain work experience and meet new people!


  • Ages 12-15 must have an adult chaperone | Age 16+ no chaperone required
  • Able to handle the rigors of garden work
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required
  • Bring adequate sun protection and water for yourself
  • Must provide a signed waiver every 12 months


In The Service Learning Garden

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM- 3:00 pm for Drop-In Volunteering (all ages)

Help grow our service-learning educational garden located in the west end of Huntington. Come through the gate to the garden shed and join garden volunteers of all ages to dig, plant, water, weed, and do some hands-on science. As an added bonus, you get to take home some garden produce! Stay for any length of time. Parents are required to accompany their children.

  • All Ages
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required
  • Bring adequate sun protection and water for yourself
  • Must provide a signed waiver every 12 months

Groups of 8+ must schedule in advance by emailing Sara Loftus.


Apply for the position of Volunteer Garden Assistant! Help us keep the garden growing. Perfect for someone who would like to get more involved in the Lettuce Grow Project. Help lead volunteers on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Email us if you’re interested!

Group + Corporate Events

Groups of 10 or more people are welcome to schedule volunteer events. We need at least two weeks notice to accommodate your group. To schedule, please email

Outreach & Events

Are you a people person? Then this is the job for you! Help us spread the word about the garden by talking to people and answering questions at off-site outreach events.

The Center will organize several events each year. We need dedicated individuals to help plan these events, as well as helping out with promotion, logistics, and activities. All of our events are 100% volunteer-planned and hosted, and we always need LOTS of help!


Once in a while, we have a big project that needs lots of heavy work. Email to get involved and offer some of your skills!


Do you have a different special skill or project that you would like to contribute? Let us know! Email us at