Volunteers contribute to Waltham Fields Community Farm through hands-on farm field work, education program assistance, event help, and general office support.  There are many opportunities for individuals, families, business and social groups to volunteer and earn community service hours.

VOLUNTEERING ON THE FARM

With springtime comes new growth! We welcome volunteers back onto the farm to help us seed trays in our greenhouse starting Friday, March 8th, 2019. This is for ages 18+ only. Meet a few minutes before 9am at the Distribution Barn by the parking lot.

All Ages Volunteering begins Saturday, April 4th, 2019. We welcome all ages to help us in the farm fields! Please read information on Drop-In Volunteers below. 

Non-Field Volunteering 

There are times throughout the year when we look for volunteers to help us with specific office tasks, event coordination, or special projects. If you are interested in non-field volunteering please contact Volunteer and Development Coordinator at volunteer@communityfarms.org to find a volunteer project for you! 

Current Volunteer Needs - Sprout 2019!

We are planning Sprout 2019, our annual fundraising silent auction and celebration of springtime. We need lots of volunteers and have numerous ways in which you can participate. Learn more and sign up here. 

Drop-In Volunteers - (Spring through Autumn):

  • Individuals, families (on Saturdays) and groups of 5 or fewer are welcome to drop-in volunteer without advance notice:
    • DROP-IN FRIDAYS: Adults, ages 18+. Begins March 8th, 2019, and every Friday morning through August 16th. Starts promptly at 9:00 am; volunteers are welcome to stay until 12:00 noon. MARCH: Volunteers gather in front of  Distribution Barn no later than 9am! We will walk over to the greenhouses as a group. 
    • DROP-IN SATURDAYS: All ages welcome; aged 15 and under accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-17 must have their contact form and waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any volunteering can be done. Begins April 6th, 2019, and every Saturday morning through October 19th. Volunteering starts promptly at 9:00 am; volunteers are welcome to stay as late as 12:00 noon.
  • Where to Meet: March: Meet outside Distribution Barn. (Bad weather, just come into our office kitchen!)  April through October: Meet at the Volunteer Shelter in back. 

  • If volunteering in the fields, please review our Tips for Volunteers in advance of your first experience.

Groups (Spring through Autumn):

Corporate, small business and community/religious group opportunities can engage in farm work April through October. Group volunteer opportunities are designed for 6-18 people. A tax-deductible contribution of $500/corporate group and $10-$20/individual for community groups is requested. This suggested contribution helps defray the costs associated with organizing, leading, and educating groups, ensuring our ability to offer meaningful service learning experiences. Thank you for your support! Questions about volunteering? Email volunteer@communityfarms.org

To Schedule Your Group:

Choose 3 dates and times from the calendar below that work best for your group, then complete the Volunteer Group Form. We will get back to you within a week. Please note that availability on this calendar does not guarantee that space will be available for you until you have heard back from us. Thank you! We really value your support and look forward to working with you!