Volunteers are an enormous asset to our 12-acre Powhatan farm, and we truly couldn’t meet our mission without them. From planting and harvesting, to weeding and field preparation, volunteers are hard at work on our farm almost every day. Our robust volunteer experience includes education on what we do as an organization and how your help contributes to a more just food system, as well as a a tour of our beautiful farm.
Our volunteer schedule is Mon-Thurs from 9-noon and/or 1-4pm and on Saturdays from 9-noon from March to November. We love welcoming all ages to volunteer, visit, and learn with us. However, we are a working farm and it’s important to note that most farm tasks are not appropriate for children under 6 years old. Young children can observe and explore, but may not be able to fully participate in volunteer work. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult group leader.
Interested in getting your hands dirty? Please read through our 2018 Volunteer Information Sheet and our What to Expect Summary to learn more about our volunteer operation before signing up. If you are interested in scheduling an educational visit to our farm, please read through our Education Opportunities.
Ready to sign up? Fill our our volunteer interest form so we can add you to our schedule!Sign Up
Before joining us out at the farm, please make sure each volunteer signs the volunteer waiver!Sign the Waiver
Recently volunteered with us? Please let us know what you thought! Click the link below to take our volunteer survey.Take Survey
While we continue to develop our Westwood farm site in the Northside of Richmond, all volunteers will be working on our Powhatan Farm for the 2018 growing season. Follow the directions provided below.
Directions to the Powhatan Farm:
Merge onto 64 W towards Charlottesville
Take exit 175 for VA-288 S towards Chesterfield
Take the Huguenot Trail/VA-711 exit towards Robious Rd
Turn Right onto Huguenot Trail/VA-711
Turn Right onto Venita Rd/State Rte 624 (it is the first right you will encounter – and comes up quickly after you turn onto Huguenot Trail!)