Volunteer at 21 Acres on Earth Day!

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Volunteer at 21 Acres on Earth Day!

  • date: April 20, 2024
  • time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Spend your Earth Day with us at 21 Acres! Each year, Earth Day volunteers work alongside our knowledgeable staff on a variety of seasonal projects on our agroecological farm, helping build healthy soil, support local food systems, and take vital action for the climate. Join your neighbors here and around the world in giving back to the earth while connecting with people who share your passion. No prior farm experience required! All tools provided.

    Earth Day volunteers weed an insectory bed.

    What to know before you register:

    If you are a new volunteer with 21 Acres, please fill out a volunteer application before arriving

    – Friends and family 13 years and older are welcome to join! Volunteers ages 13-15 need an adult participant volunteering with them, and anyone under the age of 18 needs parent/guardian permission.
    -Activities include seeding, planting, weeding, mulching, wheelbarrowing, and more.

    Be prepared for your visit to the farm!

    -Please always wear closed-toe shoes for your safety.
    -Raincoats and rubber boots are advised on rainy days.
    -Remember to check the weather and dress accordingly.
    -Wear loose-fitting, comfortable layers that you don’t mind getting dirty.
    -Long sleeves and long pants are recommended.
    -Bring a reusable water bottle and snacks to stay fueled and hydrated!


    We are committed to making our volunteer events accessible for all attendees. Please reach out to our team with any questions, concerns, or needs prior to or during the event itself. If you are not attending this event due to accessibility concerns, please let us know! We welcome your feedback.

    The 21 Acres farm is not ADA accessible. Our LEED-certified education center is ADA accessible with an elevator that goes to the second-floor restrooms. While our restrooms are not gender-neutral, we invite all guests to use the restroom that aligns with their needs.

    COVID-19 Safety:

    Please review our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy prior to registering. By clicking “agree” during registration, you agree to comply with our COVID-19 policies and procedures.


    The number 231 bus runs along NE 171st ST and the 311 stops along NE 175th ST. Free parking is available in our parking lot. We have a bike rack outside the farm market that volunteers are welcome to use.


    Safety is our first priority. If existing or anticipated conditions pose a moderate to high risk to volunteers and staff, we will make the decision to cancel volunteer activities.

    In the event of cancellation, registered volunteers will be informed of cancellations by the Volunteer Coordinator by 8:00 a.m. the morning of the event. Please make sure that the email and phone number you provide during registration is accurate.

    Questions? Please email our Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@21acres.org

    Stick around after the volunteer event for an Earth Day building tour or farm tour (please register in advance) and shop at our local foods Farm Market.

    21 Acres volunteers plant and mulch a farm field on Earth Day 2023.

    Sign up to volunteer!