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Garden Volunteer

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

Our Mission

Hope Grows is a Pittsburgh based nonprofit that provides an environment which empowers caregivers to seek wellness of mind, body, and spirit through counseling, education, supportive services, and therapeutic respite opportunities. We work with our corporate healthcare partners in the area to provide quality support through unique coping and self-care programs. Our approach incorporates nature and gardening into our therapeutic model of mental health counseling and support groups, as well as therapeutic respite and short break programming. Our work includes grant-funded projects and a wellness retreat style bed and breakfast, coming soon.

Position Summary

Our volunteers are called "Garden Keepers" and express an interest and enthusiasm for gardening, enjoy being outdoors and getting their hands dirty, and have the ability to differentiate, or willingness to learn, a plant from a weed. Support is needed to help with the beautification and upkeep of the healing gardens at the Hope Grows Iris Respite House. Some tasks include watering the grounds, weeding, digging in the garden beds, harvesting and removal of plant material, and mulching. Volunteers are guided by our horticulturist and opportunities include ongoing and/or one time garden tasks. We are also looking for committee members for our Grow Together with Take a Break children’s program garden committee. Minimum 16 years of age. Background check.

Proposed Schedule: Flexible

Volunteer Program Requirements

  • Love of all things growing
  • Enjoy working outside
  • Communicate professionally with staff and guests
  • Willingness to complete application process, provide references and background checks

Contact: Jessica Giannotta - (412) 369-4673 or

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More opportunities with Hope Grows

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hope Grows


183 SHAFER RD, Moon Township, PA 15108, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to restore the lives of those impacted by the role of caregiver and to inspire wellness of mind, body, and spirit through the use of counseling, education, overnight retreats, supportive services, and healing and restorative gardens.


The support services we offer include individual and family counseling, various support groups, stress management education, essential oil classes, nature related programming, and volunteer run programs, such as the 'Take a Break in the Dirt' and the 'Garden Connect Project.'


Community, Environment, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


183 Shafer RoadMoon Township, PA 15108



  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening


  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • As much as you would like

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