Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shalom Farms! As of October 1st, our volunteer calendars at both farms are FULL for the remainder of the 2021 growing season. You can still fill out an interest form if you would like to join us out on the farm in 2022. 

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 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 tour.

From March to November, we welcome volunteers to our Powhatan and Northside farms. Our volunteer calendar is full for the 2021 season. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our farms in 2022, please fill out a volunteer interest form. Once your form has been received, someone from our team will reach out to confirm your visit.

A few notes about volunteering:

  • While we do our best to accommodate each request, volunteer slots are limited and volunteers are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
  • 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.
  • Please review our COVID-19 Policies and Precautions document prior to your visit.

Our Powhatan Farm

Please note that our 2021 volunteer calendar is full. Requests to volunteer in 2022 may be submitted using the form below.

  • Welcomes volunteers and visitors March – November
  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – Noon and 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturdays 9 am – Noon

Questions about volunteering on our Powhatan farm? Contact Hannah Wittwer, Volunteer and Education Manager, volunteer@shalomfarms.org.

Our Powhatan Farm is located at 2676 Venita Road, Midlothian, Virginia, 23113.

Volunteer at our Powhatan Farm in 2022

Our Northside Farm

Please note that our 2021 volunteer calendar is full. Requests to volunteer in 2022 may be submitted using the form below.

  • Welcomes volunteers and visitors March – November
  • Monday – Thursday 9 am – Noon
  • Is best suited for individual adult volunteers and families. 

Questions about volunteering on our Northside farm? Contact Amber Albee, Northside Farm Manager, northside@shalomfarms.org.

Our Northside Farm is located at 1313 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.

Volunteer at our Northside Farm in 2022

Volunteer Waiver

Before joining us on either farm, please sign our waiver.

Volunteer Survey

We would love to hear about your experience at our farm!

Directions to our Powhatan Farm

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. 

Directions to our Northside farm

Our Northside farm is located in Richmond’s Northside neighborhood, off Westwood and Brook Rd, at approximately 1313 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.

The address above will take you to the driveway for our farm, directly across Westwood Ave. from the Veritas parking lot.
Look for a Shalom Farms sign.
Follow this driveway as it turns to gravel – the farm will be on the left and the walking trail on your right.
Continue to follow the gravel drive around the shipping container barn until you see parking spaces just beyond the small tool sheds.

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