Become a volunteer

Volunteer at 21 Acres

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities have been postponed. Read more here:  Coronavirus Update

There are many fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities at 21 Acres. These range from time on the farm and in the educational gardens, to assisting with research on green building and living projects, or interacting with the public by leading tours. 

Our staff thoroughly appreciates collaborating with volunteers and we often find ourselves learning alongside each other as we tackle projects together. There are plenty of activities for individuals and we also host service and team building days for both youth and adult groups. To learn more about large work parties and group experiences, please reach out to 21 Acres’ Volunteer Lead, Krystal Wasson at




We engage community members in local food systems through service and education. By providing hands-on experience in organic regenerative farming, small space gardening, sustainable technology, cooking and eating seasonal local foods, eco-system support, permaculture design, composting, and conservation, we encourage volunteers to adopt these sustainable practices in their daily lives. 


The first step to volunteering is filling out an application then attending an orientation. View upcoming volunteer work parties here.


Saturdays (9:30am – 2:00pm) are dedicated to helping the soil team with weeding, mulching, planting, and harvesting using soil regenerative practices where you’re needed most on campus. If you’ve always wanted to learn about farming, this is a great way to get started.


Are you already signed up as a volunteer? If so, log in to your account here.

On the Farm

Help out on the farm! Learn all about the crops and the methods used to grow them. Take part in planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting.

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In the Kitchen

Volunteer with our kitchen team and gain experience working with local ingredients. Learn valuable kitchen skills and have some fun while you’re at it.

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Help out in the building, greet visitors, give tours, volunteer during special events, and much more!

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Curious about new sustainable projects and technologies? Help new sustainable projects get off the ground, or help existing ones as we learn together about green living solutions.

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S.E.E.D. Projects

Have an idea for a project you want to try? Or, join an existing project: restoring wetland, mulching, and converting chest freezers to refrigerators, among others.

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Saturday Work Party

We send a big thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to Saturday Work Parties during 2018. We’re looking forward to resuming these next Spring.

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