Campus Opportunities:

UTRGV Agroecology Research Garden Volunteer Days

Spring 2018

Tuesday: 5:00PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Questions? Visit ESCNE 1.240 or email lindsey.richards01@utrgv.edu or stephanie.kasper01@utrgv.edu

Stipulations: Must be able to work in the sun, bent over for long periods of time and be dressed for appropriate weather*

Garden Engagement Gallery:

Garden Engagement

Local Opportunities:

Terra Preta Farms
Organic Farm
1923 Largo St. Edinburg, TX 78532
Juan Raygoza: (956) 351-5847, info@terrapretafarm.com
Call or email for volunteer hours
Volunteer Opportunities: weeding, applying compost, act as a pest repellent, harvest, etc.

Bells Farm to Market
116 S. Ware Rd., McAllen, TX 78501
Bobby Bell: (956) 630-1015
Call 24 hours ahead to verify volunteer hours
Volunteer Opportunities: Setting up & taking down displays, picking crops, picking weeds, greeting & helping customers

Yahwehs All Natural Farm & Garden
Organic Farm
19741 Morris Rd. Harlingen, TX 78552
Diana Garcia Padilla: (956) 412-4916
Sundays 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Saturday by appointment
Volunteer Opportunities: weeding, cutting grass, planting crops

Master Gardener Education Garden
Public Garden
Public Park behind N. San Juan Community Center on Nolanna Loop, between R. Longoria & C. Chevas in N. San Juan
Mirtala Rodriguez: (956) 330-6200
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Volunteer Opportunities: weeding, planting, demonstrations

Farmers Markets
Stipulations: Clean background check, no smokers

McAllen Farmers Market
McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen, TX 78505
Lebby Salinas: (956) 255-0190
Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Volunteer Opportunities: unload & set up displays, run information booths, take down & pack up displays, pass out FREE Fooducation Movie Passes, greet attendees, and offer help in finding vendors

Grow'n Growers Farmers Market
Fireman's Park Corner of 1st St & Business 83, McAllen TX
Barbara Storz: (956) 330-6410, b-storz@tamu.edu
Saturdays from 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Volunteer Opportunities: unload & set up displays, run information booths, take down & pack up displays

Pharrmers Market
724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, TX 78502
Carla Lopez: (956) 904-4509
Thursdays from 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Volunteer Opportunities: set up & take down stands, hand out information,

Food Banks
Stipulations: Must have valid photo ID, must be 16-years-old & up*, informational packet required*, good academic standing^, background check^

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley
724 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, TX 78502
Registration form application
Volunteer Tasks: sorting, cleaning, inspecting, and distributing food donations

South Texas Food Bank
1907 Frieght St., Laredo, TX 78041
Pam Guerra: (956) 726-3120
Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Volunteer Tasks: food processing, food inspection, food sorting

Open Hands Food Pantry
301 S. 17th St, Donna, TX 78437
David Green: (956) 461-6920
Call for volunteer hours
Volunteer Tasks: sorting, distributing, and preparing food packages

Mission Food Pantry
1400 E. Kika De La Garza St., Mission, TX 78572
Carmen Flores: (956) 585-3004
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Volunteer Tasks: hand out and sort donations

Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley
514 South E. St, Harlingen, TX 78550
Stella Ruiz: (956) 423-1014
Call for volunteer hours
Volunteer Tasks: preparing and serving food, stocking shelves in pantry

UTRGV Student Food Pantry
1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 665-3663, foodpantry@utrgv.edu
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00PM - 6:00PM, Friday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Volunteer Tasks: stocking shelves, rotating inventory, pre-packaging food items, assisting with food drives

St. George Food Pantry
704 W. Sam Houston, Pharr, TX 78577
Father Antonio: (956) 781-6114, info@stgeorgepantry.org
Two Wednesdays a month, call or email to confirm
Volunteer Tasks: unload food, sort, and distribute

Charitable Organizations
Stipulations: Must be 18 & up*, valid photo ID, fill out volunteer form*, clean criminal record check^, must be 16 & up^

Salvation Army of McAllen
1600 N. 23rd St., McAllen, TX, 78501
Rosa De La More: (956) 682-1468
Monday-Friday 11:00AM - 2:00PM, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Volunteer Tasks: food preparation, serving food, and clean up after meals

Ronald McDonalad House
1720 Treasure Hills, Harlingen, TX 78550
Vanessa Tobias: (956) 412-7200
Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Volunteer Tasks: food preparation, serving food, and clean up after meals