Volunteer

ON YOUR COMMUNITY FARM!

Do you like working outdoors, meeting new people, learning new skills, and getting your hands dirty? If so, you will love volunteering with us! Urban Adamah relies on volunteers to help us grow the thousands of pounds of produce we harvest every year and donate to local food pantries, partner organizations and those in need in our community!

No experience necessary!

 Farm work may include weeding, harvesting crops, turning compost, maintaining spaces for the goats and chickens, helping with repairs, and/or assisting with other fun projects around the farm. Remember to dress for the outdoors with appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes.

All volunteer days and work parties are open to small groups, families, and individuals ages six and up. Younger folks (ages 6 – 18) must be accompanied by an adult.

Weekday Volunteer Opportunities

Extra time during the week? Come to the farm to help us on Tuesdays! Come excited to work and we’ll guide you on the rest. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sunhat if sunny, and closed-toed shoes.

Tuesdays  1:00* – 4:00 PM

*New volunteers must arrive at 12:00 PM to attend a farm tour and orientation.

If you plan to volunteer on Tuesdays in 2024, you will need to complete this registration form prior to volunteering. You may register in advance or when you get to the farm.
 
Please note that volunteer hours are canceled on the following days in 2024: 
April 23, April 30, December 24, and December 31.
 
During the summer (June 1 – August 11), volunteers must be pre-approved to volunteer on the farm . Interested applicants can submit a form that will be uploaded on this page by Mid-May. Until then, please contact our general inbox with your details!
 
 

Monthly Volunteer Work Parties

Once a month on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, we hold a Volunteer Work Party for adults and families with children. Join us at 1:00 PM to sink your hands in the soil at and get to know you community urban farm. This is a great opportunity to spend time exploring the wonders of the farm while helping grow food for those who do not otherwise have access to healthy produce.  

If you have questions about volunteering on the farm, or have a group of 7 or more people, please contact the Public Programs Director, Sasha Hippard.

FAMILY Volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Family Farm Days are monthly opportunities for families with children to learn together, followed by digging into the dirt and caring for the farm. This event happens once a month on Sundays; check our upcoming events calendar to see when the next Family Farm Day is scheduled.

If you have a group of 7 or more people, please contact the Retreat and Rentals Associate, Julia Sarachik-Epstein.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FAQ'S

June 1 – August 15: Volunteers must be pre-approved to volunteer on the farm during the summer. Interested applicants can submit their information here prior to June 1.

August 15 – June 1: You and/or your group can volunteer weekly on Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM. We occasionally offer weekend Volunteer Work Parties—check our Events & Retreats page for upcoming events!

At the moment we are unable to accommodate volunteers other times of the week. If you have specific skills and/or non-farm related skills, we may be able to make an exception. In that case, please contact our Operations Manager, Lia Woertendyke with your details!

Groups of up to 7 people may attend a volunteer day. For groups over 7, please see the next question.

To coordinate a volunteer group with youth and families, please contact our Educational Programs Director, Rivka Weinstock. If you want to bring a group of adults, please fill out the Rental Inquiry Form.

We suggest bringing a reusable water bottle, hat for the sun, layers for cold and windy conditions, sunscreen, personal gloves if desired (we have some you can borrow), closed toe shoes, and snacks.

We love kiddos and they are welcome on the farm. Young children need to be supervised at all times.

Our work days generally involve weeding, flipping the compost pile, tidying the site, mucking the animal enclosures and/or, beautifying the space.

Group Volunteer Visits

We happily host school classes, congregations, professional teams, and other groups at the farm, both to volunteer and to participate in programs. To bring your group to the farm for an interactive tour and/or farming experience, please fill out our Group Visit Inquiry Form.

To learn more about setting up group visits for youth, please visit our Group Programs page and complete a Field Trip & Group Visits Booking Form.