We are so grateful for our volunteers! Below is a description of each of our available volunteer opportunities, with contact information. Our list of events where volunteers are needed is also available on Volunteer Match.

Recycling/Compost Volunteers

Sustainable Sandhills strives to make our events as eco-friendly as possible, and volunteers help make this happen! We are seeking 1-3 volunteers to serve as “waste station staffers” at Sustainable Sandhills farmers markets, to help ensure that attendees recycle and compost waste correctly. Our farmers markets take place on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 5-8pm, at Carolina Lakes in Sanford, NC. To participate in this opportunity, please contact Trinity Vetere at trinity@sustainablesandhills.org.

Community Cleanup Volunteers

One of our greatest need for volunteers is at our monthly litter cleanups in Cumberland County and Moore County. In 2021, roughly 900 volunteers in Cumberland County picked up about 8 tons of trash, and the litter index in the City of Fayetteville decreased from 2.7 to 2.2. To find out more about how you can make an impact by volunteering at upcoming cleanups, click here.

Community Elders Garden Box Program

Sustainable Sandhills is in need of volunteers to help assemble boxes and distribute garden kits to the elderly community. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kia Jones at kia@sustainablesandhills.org.

Community Garden Outreach Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist at workshops and outreach events. Duties: set up, break down, distribute educational materials, and educate the community on urban gardening. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kia Jones at kia@sustainablesandhills.org.

MADE FROM SCRATCH Program Volunteer Teachers and Assistants

Teachers and assistants are needed for knitting classes for fall 2022/spring 2023 programming. Find out more about the MADE FROM SCRATCH Program here. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kia Jones at kia@sustainablesandhills.org.

Carbon Bank Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help count and map our carbon bank and do a random survey, in order to calculate the amount of carbon sequestered. To inquire about this activity, please email Renée Jones at renee@sustainablesandhills.org.