Volunteers working in a field on the 21 Acres farm.

Volunteer

Volunteering at 21 Acres

21 Acres volunteers are passionate changemakers in climate action, who learn alongside us about agroecology, climate resilience, local food economies, and more while providing a vital assist in reaching our land stewardship goals. We are grateful to have a dedicated community of volunteers who support a broad range of projects on the farm and in our education center.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter.
We’ll let you know about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

2. New to 21 Acres? Please take a few minutes to fill out the Volunteer Application. We’ll send you instructions on how to join volunteer activities.

3. Learn more below about our volunteer opportunities and how to sign up. 

4. Have additional questions? Contact us by email.

Farm Steward

Get your hands dirty and learn about regenerative farm practices at 21 Acres! Join us for Farm Steward Saturdays: 10 AM to 12:30 PM. 

 

Work alongside knowledgeable 21 Acres staff on a variety of seasonal restoration and farm projects that build soil health and climate resilience. Get a first-hand look at our working farm throughout the seasons.

 

Learn more about this role here.

 

Click here for pre-registration.

Volunteer as a Team

Are you part of a local community group, school, business, or faith group that would like to make an impact together?

 

Check out our Teams Experience to learn more about joining us on the farm for an engaging and educational event. Day and time are subject to availability. 

 

Questions? Email us. 

Beekeeping

It takes a hive to keep our honeybees happy and healthy! Join our team of volunteer beekeepers and learn about the fascinating world of bees!

 

Volunteer Beekeepers at 21 Acres help with weekly hive maintenance while learning about the domesticated insect Apis mellifera (honeybee). Volunteers will gain experience working with bees and maintaining the apiary.

 

This role is temporarily full. To join the wait list, please email us. Learn more about this role here.

Photographer

Help us tell the story of 21 Acres through eye-catching photography and videography!

 

Volunteer Photographers play an important role in sharing our work with the community. From capturing our seasonal harvests to documenting special projects and events, Volunteer Photographers tell the visual story of local food systems and climate action through 21 Acres articles, events, newsletters, social media and more.

 

Learn more about this role here.

Library Steward

Calling all book worms! Help our community access books and other materials in our Sustainability Library.

 

The 21 Acres Sustainability Library contains more than 1000 titles on topics like gardening, cooking, green living, climate and social issues, children’s books, and more. There’s a Little Free Seed Library, too. Volunteers help keep these resources organized and up to date so that more people can access the materials they need. 

 

This role is temporarily full. To join the wait list, please email us. Learn more about this role here.

Food Forest Steward

Are you a passionate gardener, permaculturist, or aspiring green thumb looking to get involved in your local food system? Join our community Food Forest team.

 

We are seeking volunteers to help us manage our campus Food Forest. Food forests are a sustainable agriculture practice utilized by Indigenous communities from the Amazon to Canada and beyond. Our quarter-acre Food Forest features plants such as raspberry, blueberry, thimbleberry, mulberry, pears, plums, quince, apples, and more. While the food growing here is abundant, so is the to-do list! Learn more about this role here.