Volunteering at the Goodman Youth Farm

Volunteers do so much at the Goodman Youth Farm. Some work directly with youth, while others get the farm ready for students to have the best experience possible. Volunteering on the Youth Farm is fun, rewarding, and...tasty! Below you will find a description of our 2017 volunteer opportunities.

Saturday Volunteer Days

Join us the second Saturday of each month from April through November from 9:00am to 12:00pm! We will weed, plant, compost, and learn about organic gardening. All of our projects will help get our farm ready for visiting students.

Who: We love volunteers who come in groups, in families, or on their own. We also welcome volunteers of all ages! (Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Dates:  April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11

Volunteer days may be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions or low volunteer sign-ups (less than 3 volunteers). Registered volunteers will be notified via phone or email if a volunteer day is cancelled.

Questions: Contact Jennica Skoug

Weekly Volunteers

Our weekly volunteers visit the Youth Farm for one five-hour shift each week, and help lead students in a variety of hands-on farming activities, including planting, harvesting, outdoor cooking - and more! Weekly volunteers also help set up program supplies and get the fields ready for students to arrive. These volunteers are integrated with our staff and interns, and are an indipsensible part of our weekday team. 

Who: Volunteers who are enthusiastic about working with youth of all ages, and available during at least one of our weekday shifts. See below for volunteer shifts by season.

Spring: April 18th-June 8th 

Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm


Summer: Dates, June 12th-August 10th

Monday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm  


Fall: September 5th-November 2nd

Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-3:00pm


Apply: If you are interested in being a weekly volunteer, please fill out this form, or contact Jennica Skoug.

The Goodman Youth Farm is one of many programs at Community Groundworks. For information about volunteer opportunities throughout our organization, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. We look forward to working with you!

"It brought me so much joy to share with the kids the amazing gifts from the farm, all the healthy and fresh foods, and to simply witness their reactions to being on a farm! My heart was so full every time I left my volunteer shifts at the Goodman Youth Farm." - 2016 volunteer