Become A Volunteer

 -We are open for volunteers to work from 9:00 am -12:00 noon on Saturdays.

and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 – 6 pm.  

• If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, click HERE.

• If you would like a one time experience through Hands on Nashville, go HERE.

• If you have a group that would like to volunteer, please email  Please contact us at least three weeks ahead.

BELL Garden always needs energetic and hardworking volunteers of all ages to help us with our mission of cultivating, guiding, and encouraging shared community values of healthy living and lifelong learning. Join our effort to grow our harvest and serve the entire community through educational opportunities and hands-on training as well as promoting gardening, whole foods, and healthy lifestyles outside our own borders.

Volunteer jobs may include:

● Planting flowers, vegetables and herbs
● Harvesting produce
● Pulling weeds
● Mulching
● Watering
● And also non-gardening activities. See list on our volunteer application located below.

We Have the Tools and Gloves!

Bell Garden has plenty of tools and gloves to share with our volunteers and drinking water is available as well, but it is always a good idea to bring your own bottle. Please be prepared and wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes – make sure to wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Some people enjoy having knee pads or a wide brim hat also.

Get ready to meet some new friends, catch up with old friends, have fun and learn something about gardening!

“It was a great day spent with my kids, feels good to reach out and help where help is needed, a good lesson for my kids. Everyone at BELL Garden was very nice and appreciated us being there. Can’t wait to volunteer again soon.” -Claire C.

“The coordinator, Missy, was great. She made sure we had the right tools and understood the scope of our task and its part in the larger picture of what the garden was about. The project she had our small group do was weeding around 4 newly planted blackberry bushes was. It was perfect to earn us a sense of completion.”  – Julia B.