We are looking for dedicated volunteers!

  • Provide leadership to a garden hui or participate as a member of a garden hui
  • Bring your technical skills to the garden
  • Create educational experiences to meet UGC's mission
  • Serve as an ambassador in connecting UGC with community partners

Plant sales



Bee Hui program

Why Volunteer at UGC?

Currently there are about 50-60 unpaid volunteers. They assist in planning, construction and maintenance of the gardens, in dissemination of gardening information, construction of infrastructure and buildings, and fundraising. U.H. Master Gardeners volunteer weekdays to assist homeowners with gardening questions.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, sign up for the Volunteer Training Class by submitting your name and contact information to Bea Aragon-Balgas at 453-6050 or complete the volunteer application form and email it to ugcpc@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Boardwalk Garden


New Bee Garden

Compost Hui

Grafting Hui

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About UGC volunteers

The Oahu Urban Garden Ohana is a volunteer group associated with the Pearl City Urban Garden Center. It was incorporated as a 501 c3 to provide the Urban Garden Center volunteers a means for fund raising. 

The funds raised are used to purchase tools, books for our reference library, equipment needed for working in the gardens, and to fund various educational outreach programs, and other related projects. 

The executive group holds their business meetings on the first Friday bi-monthly. All members are welcomed to attend and provide input.   Anyone interested in volunteering at the OUGC is welcome. However, DESIRE and COMMITMENT are prerequisites. There are various positions within the OUGC so an interview with one of the staff members is necessary to determine your role with the OUGC.
We provide training and once you begin working as a volunteer, you are automatically welcomed as a member of the “Oahu Urban Garden Ohana.” There is no fee to join this family.