Help those who lack access to fresh, affordable, high-quality food in your community, learn more about growing food sustainably, and spend time outside on a farm with The Food Project’s Serve & Grow volunteer program!

The Food Project’s sustainable farms are designed for human, not machine, labor; and rely on volunteers to tend the fields and help grow the vegetables that are donated and distributed locally. Volunteers work on the farms in the spring and in the fall when our youth crews are in school.

We host group and individual volunteers for three-hour sessions led by farm staff on weekday and Saturday mornings. On Saturdays, Root Crew and Dirt Crew youth lead and facilitate volunteer groups.

As a Serve & Grow volunteer, you will:

  • Engage in a variety of farm tasks, including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, preparing and clearing beds.
  • Learn about The Food Project, the food system, and sustainable farming.
  • Be a part of a healthy and just food system that ensures everyone has access to healthy, fresh food. 

The Food Project’s group volunteer program, Serve & Grow, has been cancelled for spring 2021, due to the COVID-19 health crisis. If you would like to be notified about future Serve & Grow opportunities, email participate@thefoodproject.org or complete the Group Volunteer Interest Form below. We are still accepting individual volunteers on a case-by-case basis. 

Group Volunteers, please use this form to express interest in future volunteering opportunities.

Individual Volunteers, please visit this page for more information. 

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