Become a Volunteer

Welcome Back, Volunteers!

21 Acres offers fun, hands-on volunteer opportunities on our regenerative farm and surrounding wetland, connecting the community to climate action and the local food economy.

We’re excited to welcome you back to campus.

Campus has been closed for many months (with the exception of the Farm Market). We have missed all of you who dedicate time and energy to help us restore natural habitats, grow food, and take direct climate action in the soil. After extensive planning time and attention to health and safety, we are now ready to welcome volunteers back on campus!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Are you ready to join us on campus? Here are 4 easy steps to get started.

1. Watch the Orientation and Training videos to get a sense for what volunteering with us will be like:

Volunteer Orientation
Welcome Back from Jess
Tool Safety

2. For new volunteers, fill out the Volunteer Application. For new and returning volunteers, please sign the COVID-19 Waiver

3. Put together a group of friends and family (maximum of 5 people) and sign up here for a 2-hour shift

4. Read through 21 Acres COVID-19 Volunteer Policy for more detailed information on what to expect before you arrive and while you are on campus.

    • Volunteer Sessions
    • While our community navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Volunteer Sessions are available on the farm on Thursday and Saturday for groups of friends and family, up to 5 participants at a time. For up-to-date information about our volunteer program check out this week’s Volunteer Newsletter linked below.
Thursday & Saturday

9:30am – 11:30am
10:00am – 12:00pm
10:30am – 12:30pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
1:30pm – 3:30pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Become a Volunteer Farmland Steward

We are currently seeking Volunteer Farmland Stewards willing to help restore the non-production spaces on the 21 Acres farm by keeping invasive species such as bindweed, buttercup, reed canary grass, and Himalayan blackberry at bay!

 

Your stewardship supports local food systems by increasing farm productivity; creating more native habitat for animals, birds, and insects; decreasing storm water runoff; and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere through green plant material.

 

Activities include seeding, transplanting, planting, weeding, mulching, wheelbarrowing, identifying and removing invasive plants, and more! No prior farm experience required.

 

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 a parent/guardian signature.

 

Farmland Steward Training Videos

Removing Thistle

Removing Bindweed, Himalayan Blackberry, and Reed Canary Grass

Composting Invasive Species