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Ready to Help Fight Hunger?

Be A Farm Volunteer during COVID

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

276 Gulf Rd
Dartmouth, MA 09748

WHEN

During farm season: April - October

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Mom, dad or other grown-up if under age 15

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

With your help on the farm, you will be directly growing and harvesting our vegetables, which in turn will help feed hundreds of families that are hungry and may not know where there next meal is coming from. In other words, you'll be providing healthy food to people in need.

DESCRIPTION

When volunteering at Sharing The Harvest, get ready to get your hands dirty and help grow food to help fight hunger! Volunteers help with all farm tasks from seeding to cultivating and harvesting crops.


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Clothes that can get dirty

2. Close-toed shoes

3. Water & snacks to enjoy during your shift


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult when working at the farm.


NEXT STEPS

Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is fueled by our incredible volunteers. During the COVID-19 Crisis, Sharing the Harvest has made significant changes to how we incorporate volunteers to ensure safety and wellbeing. As we are currently not able to offer drop-in hours, we have established a signup system for volunteering that is structured to ensure that social distancing, hand-washing and other safety procedures are followed while welcoming volunteers to provide much-needed assistance in planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing produce and eggs for our community. See "View Instructions" below.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Decide what day you would like to work on the farm. During our season (April - October), we have shifts as follows:

Tuesday-Friday: 9 am - 11am and 2-4 pm and Saturday: 9 am - 11am 

2. Email the Volunteer Coordinator at sharingtheharvest@ymcasc.org  and ask for the weekly Sign-Up Genius Link. Assign one person per slot.  If there will be two of you please select two slots for that time.

3. When arriving to the farm, you will meet the head farmer and he will give you directions on what you will be doing for the day. Farm tasks change constantly and vary depending on the season. In the spring, the farm focuses on planting seedlings into the fields. Summer is spent mostly harvesting a variety of crops and weeding the fields. In the fall, we still harvest some crops but we spend a lot of time composting old plants from the field.

4. Work your shift (2 hours) and have fun knowing that by getting your hands dirty, you are helping feed hungry neighbors!

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!