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Volunteering at the Farm

As a nonprofit, our amazing and generous volunteers play an integral role in the success of the JK Community Farm. We have volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals as well as more in-depth internship opportunities.

Our volunteers have the opportunity to learn a wide range of gardening skills such as, planting, harvesting, weeding, composting, and basic construction. We need your help and welcome volunteers of all ages to get involved. Volunteering at the JK Community Farm doesn’t require any previous farming experience as our staff will train and educate you on healthy food systems along the way!

In 2021, the JK Community Farm will grow and donate 230,000 lbs of fresh, chemical-free produce and protein for our local food pantries. All of this food is grown and distributed with the help of volunteers, like you. Our produce program hosts 3,000 volunteers for 11,000 volunteer hours annually, and we could not grow without your help!

A Typical Day at the Farm

What is a typical volunteer day at the JK Community Farm?

We begin our volunteer days at 9am. Once our volunteers arrive, we provide with an overview of our farm and the impact you will be making that day. Volunteers are led to the project and given a demonstration on the planting and harvesting activity. If we have a large volunteer group, we may split you up into a few different activities. Our volunteers work together to complete the project. Example projects may be: planting 5 rows of kale, harvesting broccoli, planting raised beds, harvesting tomatoes etc. We have hosted volunteers who have harvested 8,000 lbs of food in one volunteer shift! Our projects change seasonally just like the food we grow, but we always need help at the farm.

If you joined us for a harvesting activity, we will begin to bag the produce at 11:00am. The food that was harvested is typically picked up by the food pantry between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on the day of harvest.

Questions? Visit our FAQs page or contact us.

A Typical Day at the Farm

What is a typical volunteer day at the JK Community Farm?

We begin our volunteer days at 9am. Once our volunteers arrive, we provide with an overview of our farm and the impact you will be making that day. Volunteers are led to the project and given a demonstration on the planting and harvesting activity. If we have a large volunteer group, we may split you up into a few different activities. Our volunteers work together to complete the project. Example projects may be: planting 5 rows of kale, harvesting broccoli, planting raised beds, harvesting tomatoes etc. We have hosted volunteers who have harvested 8,000 lbs of food in one volunteer shift! Our projects change seasonally just like the food we grow, but we always need help at the farm.

If you joined us for a harvesting activity, we will begin to bag the produce at 11:00am. The food that was harvested is typically picked up by the food pantry between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on the day of harvest.

Questions? Visit our FAQs page or contact us.

News & Events

2022 Plant-A-Thon

February 11th, 2022|

On May 20th, 21st and 22nd the JK Community Farm’s community will be working together to plant 16,000 seedlings. These seedlings will grow into [...]