Volunteer Work


Every plot rental includes a requirement to perform 5 hours of community service.

Each unworked hour will cost you $20, payable at the end of the season, but the garden needs your labor more than your money.   

Your efforts will maintain our common spaces and keep garden programs and facilities running. 







  1. WEED WHACK AROUND THE CHARITY PLOTS:  Find a plot with a flag and cut down those buttercups before they go to seed!  
  2. WATER CHARITY PLOTS: A1, B1, C19, D19, D21 & D29.
  3. SIGN UP FOR GATE DUTY:  Now recruiting for 1-week shifts.   See description below.
  4. LABEL RHUBARB: Markers on the mound under the garden sign are fading.  Contact John T for guidance  209-3939.
  5. WEED WHACK THE FENCE LINE: Any vegetation touching the hot wires of the electric fence can cause a short.  Clear both sides of the fence, including drooping overhanging branches.  Use of the JCG superwhackers can be arranged thru any board member.
  6. WEED THE RHUBARB MOUND NEAR THE FRONT GATE: Be careful not to pull up the currants or young rhubarb plants growing between the tires.
  7. CLEAN OUT DRAINAGE DITCH: Clear brush & debris from the deep ditch outside the fence at the SW end of the garden (map here)
  8. CHARITY PLOT MAINTENANCE: See Chore Board in the pump shed.
  9. WATER HANGING BASKETS: Check the watering calendar in the pump house.  Baskets should be watered every other day.  Fill watering cans or green rolling cart & give drinks to 5 baskets on the picnic shelter, 2 on the rhubarb mound, and 1 on the pump shed.  Then note your work on the calendar.
  10. PEBBLE PICKING: Go to the west end of the garden.  See the tarps covered with dirt & rocks.  The big rocks should be added to the rock-covered hump to the west of the newly staked plots.  The little rocks should be added to the gravel in the new ditch (French drain).  The rockless dirt will go in the new plots. 

Perform these tasks.  Report your hours.  Enjoy Good Karma.


Updated 5/23/2015 





Grounds Maintenance   

  • Weed the JCG Flower Beds next to the main gate.
  • Mow grass along and between rows, along the roadsides, in the large open space beside the covered shelter, around amendment piles and compost piles, and around the sheds.
  • Trim brush from the fence line corridor, inside and outside fence.
  • Pick up and dispose of any garbage.
  • Weed-whack areas that the lawn mower can’t access.
  • Tarp weed piles.
  • Burn wood piles.
  • Remove orange hawkweed or any other invasive species.  (Secure these weeds in a plastic bag and place in dumpster.)

  Contact Alea Oien for details: 

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)



Help with Special Events 

  • June 14 - Rhubarb Festival
  • August 23 - Harvest Fair

contact Pat Harris or Alan Davis:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Event Volunteer)





Remember to record your service hours!




Download and print

Community Service Record forms 



Look for forms on the desk

in the pump shed.

Keep one copy for your records;

deposit the other into

the wooden box

above the desk:


Garden Security

Close and lock the main gate 9-10:30 p.m. each night, beginning Sunday and finishing on Saturday.

Includes quick inspection of the lot, locking sheds & dumpster, closing perimeter gates.

Service credit: 3.5 hours.  

Please only sign up for this service if you know you can lock the gate for the full week.   In your email request, list a few optional weeks and your contact phone number.

Contact Janet Valentour:




Tool & Equipment Repair

  • Pump up wheelbarrow tires
  • Tighten loose handles
  • Restring weed-whackers
  • Refuel weed-whackers, tillers & mowers with proper fuel

The JCG is especially thankful to persons with the time and knowledge to keep our gas powered machinery in good repair.

Contact Alea Oien for details:  

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)

Charity Plots (why? click here)

  • Check the Chore Board in the pump shed.
  • Each charity plot is flagged for easy ID.
  • Check off completed tasks.

For details, contact Lesley DeKrey:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Charity Plots)



Join a Work Party

  • Tool Clean Up in October
  • pothole repair
  • finish the shed roof

Watch your email for an invitation!




 Special Projects  

  • fence repair
  • gate repair
  • replace main shed door
  • install rain gutters on shelter

Before undertaking any repairs that require materials or expenditures, please check with a board member for an approval to purchase.

For instructions, contact Alea Oien:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)





Great Paint Job, Jim!




 Steve Iha -- Thanks for the NEW GATES!




Juneau Community Garden
PO Box 033395
Juneau, AK 99803
Physical location: 5669 Montana Creek Road