Help those who lack access to fresh, affordable, high-quality food in your community, learn more about growing food sustainably, and spend time outside on a farm with The Food Project’s Serve & Grow volunteer program!

The Food Project’s sustainable farms are designed for human, not machine, labor and rely on volunteers to tend the fields and help grow the vegetables that are donated and distributed locally. Volunteers work on the farms in the spring and in the fall when our youth crews are in school.

We host group and individual volunteers for three-hour sessions led by farm staff on weekday and Saturday mornings. On Saturdays, Root Crew and Dirt Crew youth lead and facilitate volunteer groups.

Spring 2020 schedule, by location:

Boston: Tuesdays and Saturdays

Lincoln: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Lynn: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Wenham: Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Group volunteers, please use this form to sign up today!

Individual volunteers, please visit this page for contact information. 

As a Serve & Grow volunteer you will:

  • Engage in a variety of farm tasks including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, preparing and clearing beds
  • Learn about The Food Project, the food system, and sustainable farming
  • Be a part of a healthy and just food system that ensures everyone has access to healthy, fresh food

You can provide food-insecure families with high-quality food this season! Learn more and sign up as an individual or with a group by clicking the buttons below. 

Learn About Volunteering