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. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our farms, 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:
Due to COVID-19, our Powhatan farm is currently not accepting groups larger than 12. If your group is larger than 12, please contact Hannah Wittwer, Volunteer and Education Manager, to discuss your visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about volunteering on our Powhatan farm? Contact Hannah Wittwer, Volunteer and Education Manager, email@example.com.
Our Powhatan Farm is located at 2676 Venita Road, Midlothian, Virginia, 23113.
Our Northside farm is best suited to individual adult volunteers and families. At this time, our Northside farm has limited space for groups of 12 people or less.
Questions about volunteering on our Northside farm? Contact Amber Albee, Northside Farm Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Northside Farm is located at approximately 1313 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
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.
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.