Thank you to all of our volunteers in 2019! Our volunteer season will start back up in April 2020.
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.
From March to November, we schedule volunteers Mon-Thurs from 9-12noon and 1-4pm as well as on Saturdays from 9-12noon. 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 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.
Our volunteer season will start back up in April 2020! Fill out our volunteer interest form so we can add you to our schedule for Spring!Sign Up for Spring
Before joining us out at the farm, please make sure each volunteer signs the volunteer waiver!
Recently volunteered with us? Please let us know what you thought! Click the link below to take our volunteer survey.
Our Powhatan Farm is conveniently located just off the intersection of Rt. 288 and Huguenot Trail in Midlothian. The address is 2676 Venita Road, Midlothian VA 23113
Directions to the Powhatan Farm from Richmond:
Merge onto 64 W towards Charlottesville
Take exit 175 for VA-288 S towards Chesterfield
Take the Huguenot Trail/VA-711 exit towards Robious Road
Turn Right onto Huguenot Trail/VA-711
Turn Right onto Venita Rd/State Rte 624 (this is the first right you will encounter – and comes up quickly after you turn onto Huguenot Trail!)
Entrance to Shalom Farms will be on your right at 2676 Venita Road.