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"The volunteer hours are what brought us there, and we soon realized what an experience it is to join and meet with strangers to lend a hand."

- Cassie T., Student Volunteer

"Community and service is something I personally believe in not only as a requirement but also as a part of life."

- Rita B., Student Volunteer

Read more of Cassie and Rita's thoughts on volunteering here.

The "VISTA" in VISTA Gardens stands for the Village Institute for Sustainable Technologies & Agriculture.  We are a community garden located in Carrollwood (Tampa), FL.  We are Hillsborough County's first Garden Park and our members eat what they grow.  


We regularly seek volunteers to help us play in the dirt, create infrastructure, battle pesky torpedo grass and generally make our little acreage better for our community and its native butterflies, bees, etc.  We regularly hold education events in an effort to increase awareness of organic gardening and healthy living.  We would love to have you spend some time with us in the Florida sunshine!

To prepare for your upcoming volunteer shift, please complete this Volunteer Waiver and either email it to or bring a printed copy with you to the garden.



You only need to sign this waiver one time

Volunteers aged 15 or younger must be accompanied and supervised on site by an adult (family member or responsible party) for the duration of their volunteer shift. This is to both ensure personal safety and an effective volunteer session. Both volunteers and adults must sign a Volunteer Waiver.  Thank you for your understanding. 


​NOTE: Filling in your name in the signature fields equates to your digital signature.

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