Be a JK Community Farm Volunteer!
Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers for your help in our first season! Our volunteer opportunities will reopen in March of 2019 for spring planting! We look forward to seeing you then!
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 you along the way!
Spring Plantathon Event
Our upcoming fundraising event, the JK Community Farm Plantathon will be held on May 18th from 8am-6pm. To help kick off the growing season, the JK Community Farm is seeking individuals and teams to plant its first annual Plantathon. Plantathon teams will sow 9,000 vegetable on seven acres of land to help support the work of the farm, and end hunger in our region. We invite you to learn more about the event and register your team here.
Regular volunteer hours for the summer, fall, and spring seasons are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. We also offer some Saturday volunteer hours, and host weekend large group volunteer events. Please click the sign up link above to schedule a time to volunteer. To schedule a large group, please contact us by phone at 703.260.3007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers should bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in and get dirty, and closed toes shoes (no sandals). Please dress in accordance with the weather (sunscreen, a hat, raincoat/rain pants, winter jacket, etc.)
Corporate Team Building Events
The JK Community Farm is the perfect place to host your corporate team building event. Planting and harvesting is a great activity to initiate socializing and for a team to get to know each other better. As your employees get to know each other better it will increase office morale, as well as, productivity. All projects at the JK Community Farm require teamwork which, allow your employees to better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. As teams work together to complete a task we see them build a sense of team spirit and bonding.
We love seeing teams learn to improve their communication and work better together while benefitting the community!
Field Trips are a great opportunity to see farming up close while learning about sustainable vegetable production and the value of food security. Field trips usually include a tour of the farm, a farm activity, a game, and a healthy snack. JK Community Farm field trips can be tailored to meet a class’ specific interests and lesson plans. Our farm manager, Mike Smith, has endless agricultural facts that he loves to share with students. We work with students of all ages, but ask that fieldtrips are limited to 50 students. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to schedule field trips.
Community Service or Class Credit
The JK Community Farm is a great place to complete your community service hours because you get to work outside in a welcoming environment while learning about sustainability and helping the communinty. And, because we always need volunteers, it is easy to get 15-20 hours of service completed in just a few weeks!
Volunteering at the JK Community Farm is also great if you need class credit or volunteer hours for graduation! If you are volunteering more regularly, consider becoming an intern. Contact Samantha.Kuhn@JKCommunityFarm.org