Volunteer Service

Volunteers contribute to Waltham Fields Community Farm through hands-on farm field work, education program assistance, event help, and general office support.

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TYPES OF VOLUNTEERING AT WFCF:

  • INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES
  • GROUP VOLUNTEERING
  • MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS


  • 2018 Volunteer Calendar

    Friday Adult-only Age 18+ Drop-in Volunteering: 3/9/18 - 8/24/18.
    Spring Seeding! Arrive by 9 am, stay as late as 12 noon to help us seed trays in the greenhouses. You must arrive PROMPTLY, no later than 9:00 am - meet outside at the Distribution Barn by the parking lot at 9am. Sorry kids, this is aged 18+. In April we will start our all-ages Saturday drop-ins.


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    Helpful Tips

  • If volunteering in the fields, please review our Tips for Volunteers in advance of your first experience.
  • All volunteers need to fill out the VOLUNTEER WAIVER We will not let anyone under the age of 18 work without signed parental consent.

  • Volunteers in groups of six or more people need to schedule a group visit. See below for details and Volunteer Request Form.
  • These dates are for individual volunteers; if you are scheduling a group of 6 or more please see group volunteering opportunities.

  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS:


    Drop-In Volunteering: 9am-noon

  • DROP-IN FRIDAYS: Adults only, please - age 18+. Start date Friday, March 9, 2018, and every Friday morning through August 25, 2018. Start promptly at 9am; stay as late as noon.
  • DROP-IN SATURDAYS: All Ages Welcome on Saturdays, however - youth aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth aged 15-17 must have their contact form and waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any volunteering can be done. Start date Saturday, April 7, 2018, and every Saturday morning through October 27, 2018. Start promptly at 9am; stay as late as noon.
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    Where to Meet:

    • March/April: Please meet us at the barn in the parking lot a little before 9am; we will walk out to the greenhouses together!
    • Mid-April though October: Meet at the Volunteer Shelter (near the WFCF Bulletin Board and Container Garden). If driving, please park closer to the Volunteer Shed so that other building tenants are able to access their parking spaces. Click HERE for directions.



    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 to find a volunteer project for you! Current Need: We are planning Sprout, our evening celebration and fundraiser event. Contact us for more information about how to become involved!



    2018 OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROUPS- COMING SOON, CHECK BACK MID-FEBRUARY


    We are pleased to engage corporate and community groups in farm work April through October. We request a sliding scale contribution from corporations of $5,000 - $500, and $10-$20/individual for community groups. This suggested contribution amount 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!

      To Schedule Your Group:

    1. Please refer to our Group Volunteer Calendar below for availability.
    2. Choose 3 dates and times 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 a 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!



    If you have additional questions about volunteering, please email Marla, our . Thank you for your interest in contributing time and resources to Waltham Fields Community Farm!


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