VOLUNTEER

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If you are interested in volunteering on our urban farm, please read the following carefully to see if volunteering is a good fit for you, then fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Please keep in mind that farming is skilled labor, and while we appreciate your interest in getting involved in local agriculture, the work that we can use volunteer assistance with is often very repetitive (i.e. weeding or moving brush.)  Instructing a new group of volunteers is a lot of work for us, so we have limited volunteer days throughout the season, and we keep the volunteer tasks simple or risk having to redo work later.  Thank you for understanding!

 

  • We host volunteers on the last Thursday of each month, starting in April and going through October. Volunteer hours are 10am-2pm. We ask that you arrive at 10am so you can get a farm tour/orientation, but you do not have to stay the full 4 hours. We just ask that unless arranged otherwise, please expect to work for at least 2 hours.

  • We will sometimes have additional  work parties throughout the season when we have a big task we could use help with which we will announce via email. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about work parties and other news!   

  • Please bring your own sun and weather protection, closed toe shoes, gloves, and water. Please wear a mask if you are close by another person and social distance. 

  • Volunteer tasks are often repetitive and involve squatting, kneeling, and lifting heavy objects. We will do our best to accommodate your physical ability, however the tasks we need help with are: weeding, raking, digging, wheelbarrowing and shoveling compost, soil or other materials, turning compost piles, helping with infrastructure like fencing, moving irrigation, and more. **The majority of the help we need is weeding, so if you don’t like weeding, this may not be the best fit for you.**

  • You will need to sign a liability waiver when you come to volunteer at the farm. 

  • Please come to volunteer only on designated work party days/times. We will send you an email before you come to volunteer reminding you that you signed up. 

 

TO SIGN UP:

If you want to sign up to volunteer, please fill out the following form and mark all the dates you would like to come volunteer.  We will send you a confirmation email with some more details the day before you come.