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.
WEEKLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – SUMMER HOURS
Urban Adamah will be closed to weekday volunteers starting on Tuesday, June 17th when Camp Urban Adamah is in session. The farm will be open to weekday volunteers on July 1, 2, 29 & 30, coinciding with breaks in summer camp. Regular volunteer hours will resume again on Tuesday, August 26th as outlined below. The farm will still host monthly volunteer work parties on Sundays during this time.
Join us for an hour, or stay for the whole morning or afternoon! Volunteers are welcome at the farm every week during the following times:
Tuesday: 2:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 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
Once a month during the growing season, we hold volunteer parties on Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm. Work parties are open to all individuals ages 12 and older (each person aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult), and are a fun way to make a real difference on our farm. We ask volunteers at our Sunday Work Parties to arrive at 2pm and to plan on staying the entire afternoon.
If you would like to join one of our monthly volunteer work parties with a group of 8 people or larger, please contact our Farm Manager, Willow, at willow(at)urbanadamah.org to confirm availability.
Upcoming Work Parties
Sunday, July 20
Sunday, August 24
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 Casey Yurrow at casey(at)urbanadamah.org or 510-649-1595 ext 304.
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.