Group with Children; Group with Special Needs

Farming

Scheduling begins in early February for the farm volunteer sessions running early April through late October. 

Volunteer Hours for Group with Children or Group with Special Needs (April–October)

MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 10:30am–12pm
THURSDAY 10:30am–12pm
FRIDAY 10:30am–12pm, 1:15–2:45pm
SATURDAY 10:30am–12pm, 1:15–2:45pm
SUNDAY CLOSED

Guidelines

  • We offer 1.5 hour volunteer sessions for groups with children ages 5-14 or groups with special abilities.
  • These are scheduled either 10:30am–noon or 1:15pm–2:45 pm.
  • We expect a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 – 6 children, depending on age and ability. We expect a higher ratio of adults for special needs groups, depending on abilities and needs.
  • For 2021, the maximum group size is 15 people (including adults and children).
  • Please respect group size and limits so that the experience is better for everyone.

Scheduling

  • As group leader, please request at least one date and time no less than 7 days in advance. Using our online form, you can also tell us about your group, your preferences and importantly, any special considerations or special needs.
  • If your group has previously volunteered this season, you may ask the volunteer coordinator about scheduling multiple sessions, generally no more than 1 session per season (spring, summer and fall).
  • Typically within 2-3 business days of your request, you will receive a confirmation email with the date and time that best fits into the farmer’s plans.
  • If we cannot accommodate your initial preferences, you will receive an email to reschedule for an alternate session.
  • Several days before your session, you will receive a reminder.

Please Notify Us If You Have to Cancel

  • If you must cancel, please use the link in your confirmation email to notify us as soon as possible.
  • When volunteers don’t arrive as scheduled, it’s difficult for our farm staff to plan the day’s work and it prevents us from offering the time to other volunteers.

Be Prepared

Please share our Releases, Preparation and Directions document with your group and bring a completed Waiver Form with you when volunteering.