Volunteer with Us

We can't meet our mission without you.

Volunteers are an enormous asset to both of our farms, and we truly couldn’t meet our mission without them. From planting and harvesting, to weeding and field preparation, volunteers are hard at work almost every day and assist with nearly every aspect of our farm operation.

Shalom Farms | Volunteers from BB&T volunteering at farm

Roll Up Your Sleeves


We welcome individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

All first time volunteers will receive an educational tour as part of their volunteer experience that gives an overview of our agricultural operation and food access initiatives across Richmond.

We do our best to accommodate each request, however, volunteer slots are limited and volunteers are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If you’re having a hard time scheduling with us, please take a look at some of the other volunteer-led initiatives working to improve food access in Richmond. 

Though we love welcoming volunteers of all ages, please note that we are a working farm and 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.

6,296

Volunteer Visits

17,140

Volunteer Hours

Shalom Farms | Man and young children pushing wheelbarrow

Schedule Your Visit

From April-November, we welcome volunteers at both locations Mon-Thurs from 9-noon.
From June-September, there is an additional shift on Saturdays from 9-noon. Groups and larger families are most needed in the late spring and summer months when our workload is especially high.

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Lead Volunteer Program

Lead Volunteers commit to volunteering with us for at least one shift per work across the entire growing season on both our farms and Mobile Markets. These unofficial staff members continue to be a critical component to our success.

Learn more about becoming a Lead Volunteer

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Sometimes we may not have availability or not be the right fit for the volunteer experience you are looking for.  Check out our list of other great organizations that could use your help!

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Volunteer Information


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Volunteer Waiver

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Volunteer Survey

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Visit Our Farms

Interested in engaging with our farms outside of volunteerism? Take a look at the other experiences we offer at our two sites.