Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

We have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from stuffing envelopes, helping with events, and helping to clean up gardens. If you are interested in finding out what is available watch our Facebook page or the calendar for volunteer needs. Or call/email Heather or Tina.


RCGA can offer a variety of internships throughout the year. If you are interested in working with us on an internship please call or email Tina to find out what is available.


As a small non-profit, RCGA depends on donations to operate and especially to continue to grow and build community through opportunities for gardening, education, and sustainable living. Your donation – large or small – helps pay for operating costs, educational materials, gardening supplies, and staff. Our donors are a crucial part of the success of RCGA! Thank you!

In 2017 we are planning a new garden location in the West End with a vision of accessible garden space for those with physical handicaps, and the elderly. We are looking to expand our reach in Southeast Roanoke with new more visible garden locations. We hope to expand our educational reach to include partnering senior citizens with youth, horticultural therapy for seniors, and more school garden programs.

There are several ways to donate. You can send a check to RCGA at PO Box 4326, Roanoke VA 24015. Or you can donate online through the secure one of our two online platforms (Click & Pledge or PayPal) by clicking one of the buttons below.

If you want to become a sustainable donor, by scheduling a recurring monthly payment, just check the “make this payment recurring” box on either the PayPal or Click & Pledge form.

Other Ways to Help

Go to AmazonSmile and choose RCGA as your charity of choice so when you shop RCGA receives a certain percentage of the sales amount.

Go to Kroger Community Rewards and create an account with your Kroger card, then choose as your designated organization using 82981 as your “community rewards number.” A certain percentage of your purchase amount will be donated to RCGA, at no cost to you!


RCGA also works in concert with a multitude of agencies to provide top notch education related to horticulture, diet nutrition, and recreational opportunities to both adults and youth. RCGA’s partners include Roanoke Master Gardeners, Virginia Cooperative Extension, The City of Roanoke, LEAP, Healthy Roanoke Valley, Healthy Start, West End Center, Community Youth Programs, R.E.A.C.H., and Carilion.

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Register as a Gardener

Our gardeners can choose from several locations around Roanoke City. Registration forms, plot agreements, and our pre-season surveys help us apply for funding in future years. Become part of RCGA today!


> Get Started

> Annual Agreement

> Pre-Season Survey

> Post-Season Survey



Our Team

Board of Directors

We have 9 board members that help ovresight, fundraising, and supporting our staff in the mission to bring gardening to those in need.

> View our board members


We have 2 staff members who work to keep things running smoothly and see that the gardens grow and the organization remains funded and operational. RCGA depends on interns each school semester and over the summer to help with daily tasks such as garden management and social media management.

> View our staff members