Volunteer on the Farm
Join us on the farm! Our farm in West Berkeley relies on volunteers to help us grow the thousands of pounds of produce we harvest every year and donate through our Free Farm Stand and area food banks.
If you like working outdoors, meeting new people, contributing to the greater good, learning new skills and getting your hands dirty with satisfying farm work, you’ll love volunteering with us. Farm work might include seeding in the greenhouse, weeding, harvesting crops, animal care, helping with repairs and assisting around the farm with other small and big projects. No experience is necessary! Just bring your fun-loving attitude and we’ll train you on the rest. Remember to dress for the outdoors with appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes.
WEEKDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at 6TH STREET
We’re moving! Join us at our new farm (1151 6th Street, Berkeley) on Mondays anytime between 11:00-5:00 pm. We work drizzle or shine without fail! Much of the work will be heavy building, lifting, digging or hauling. We recommend you bring good shoes to muck around (it’ll be muddy if it has rain recently). Bring a lunch! We break to eat between 12:30-1:30 pm.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome to volunteer IF accompanied by an adult while working. Unfortunately, we cannot accept volunteers under 12 years old.
WEEKDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at PARKER STREET
Tuesdays – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
There’s no need to register in advance, and volunteers age 12 (with an adult) and older are welcome. When you first arrive at the farm, please check in at the office with Kat.
MONTHLY VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES
Sunday work parties will begin again in March or April of 2016! Check back in the spring for more information
Once a month during the growing season, we hold volunteer parties on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
Work parties are open to small groups and individuals ages 12 and up. (Children ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Please plan to arrive at 2:00 pm and to stay for the entire work period, which ends at 5:00 pm Also feel free to bring a goodie to share at our potluck at 3:00 pm.
If you would like to join one of our monthly volunteer work parties with a group of 7 people or larger, please contact our Farm Manager, Willow, at willow(at)urbanadamah.org to confirm availability.
Click here to register for an upcoming work party.
If you have questions about volunteering on the farm, please contact us at volunteer(at)urbanadamah.org.
GROUP VOLUNTEER VISITS
We happily host school classes, congregations, alumni associations and other groups at our farm. To learn more about setting up a group visit, please see our Group Programs page, or contact Ariela Ronay-Jinich at ariela(at)urbanadamah.org or 510-649-1595 ext 307.
Like all events here on the farm, we ask that you bring a canned food item for our food bank. In addition to providing fresh produce and eggs to the local community, we also donate hundreds of dry goods to the Alameda Country Food Bank each year. Thanks for supporting this effort.