Volunteer

For Corporate Groups, School Groups, and Other Groups:

Youth Farm relies heavily on volunteer groups for starting and maintaining our urban farms. Work may include: digging beds, moving compost, transplanting small plants from the greenhouse, garden clean-up and brush removal, making new beds, and more.

Spring work groups are needed from mid-April to early-June. Fall work groups are needed from mid-August to the end of October (depending on the weather). We welcome groups of 5-20 people volunteering for 2-4 hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, generally between 8am and 6pm. Contact us at info@youthfarmmn.org to schedule your workday.

For Individuals:

Youth Farm’s progressive leadership model has developed over our 20 year history. We work with an amazing group of youth, many of whom have been part of our programs since they were 9 years old, and now they are in a position to take on leadership roles, support and facilitate programming, and maintain our farms with other youth. Because of the success of this model, we’ve found that our need for individual volunteers has diminished. That said, Youth Farm is all about community, so there are still plenty of ways to be involved and support this important work!

  • Join a Committee: We need volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and skills to serve on our Development and Communications Committee and our Finance Committee. Contact us at info@youthfarmmn.org if you are interested in learning more.
  • Join our Email ListStay up-to-date on the latest Youth Farm news by joining our email list. We announce Youth Farm events and other opportunities to see our programming in our monthly e-newsletters.
  • DonateA donation of any size helps Youth Farm provide free, year-round programming to over 600 youth, create meaningful employment for over 40 teen leaders and provide healthy food to hundreds of families each year.

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