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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape

Volunteering with Wild Seed Project

Our work would not be possible without the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Although many of our opportunities are seasonal, we do offer some on-going volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please review each opportunity listed below, including details of tasks and time commitment before completing the volunteer application. 

Seed Program
Do you have an eye for detail and a passion for native seeds? Within our seed program, we are looking for volunteers to clean and sort seeds, and support our order fulfillment by packaging and assembling seed orders. Although much of our seed work is seasonal, our shop is open year-round and we always need extra hands to package seeds for online orders. 

Time commitment: 2 hours/week
Location: North Yarmouth office


Outreach Events
Tabling at events is the best way for Wild Seed Project to engage directly with our community and promote education around our mission. Outreach event volunteers help out with running seed ball activities for groups of all ages, facilitating retail sales, and engaging with event attendees as native plant enthusiasts. Most outreach events occur on weekends, and we have multiple volunteers working morning or afternoon shifts. 

Time Commitment: 3-4 hour shifts
Location: Varies based on event (usually in ME)

 

General Office Assistance
As we continue to grow, we occasionally need extra hands to assist with general office work. This can include general office tasks, office space/supply organization, digitization of files, systems design, data entry, etc. 

Time Commitment: Varies by task
Location: Varies; remote work possible


Plant Care and Planting Projects
Planting projects are a major volunteer opportunity to do hands-on, physical work. We will request volunteers on an as needed basis to help with installing native plants for demonstration projects with our partners throughout Maine. Additionally, we often request volunteers to help with watering, potting, weeding and other outdoor work. 

Time Commitment: Varies by task; 2-3 hours for plantings
Location: Varies

 

Volunteer Application

To request an application, please email courtney@wildseedproject.net.

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