Volunteers from Lynchburg College help out around the farm.

Volunteers from Lynchburg College help out around the farm.

I Want to Volunteer!

Please read the answers to our FAQs below to find out more about volunteering at Lynchburg Grows. If you have questions that are not answered below, please contact Laura Wingfield at laura@lynchburggrows.org

What will I be doing there?
We have a lot of different ways you can help on the farm. Tasks range from weeding to transporting heavy soil. Besides farm work, there is usually some inside work to do, too, processing and packaging produce. This is a working farm, so come prepared to get dirty and have some fun!

Can I drop by any time?
Feel free to drop in during our regular volunteer hours, which are:

9:00AM to 3:00PM Mondays through Thursdays

We start early and work hard in the mornings during the summer months, because it gets HOT fast in the greenhouses. In cooler months, we generally work outside in the mornings, then wash and package produce inside in the afternoons. 

What do I need to bring?
Wear light clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring sunscreen and/or a hat to protect yourself from the sun. We have a water cooler for you, but please help us reduce waste by bringing your own refillable water bottle. If you have gardening gloves of your own, you can bring those, too. Otherwise, you can use some of ours.

Could I bring a group out to volunteer?
Have a group of 5 or more? Not a problem. Just shoot us an e-mail at least 48 hours in advance so we can plan accordingly.

Can my kids volunteer, too?

We love to have families visit the farm. Children ages 9 and up are welcome to volunteer as long as you provide adult supervision while they are here. For larger groups, we ask that there be at least one adult chaperone for every three kids present. Children 15 and up generally can volunteer without an adult present. If you have children under 9 that you would like to bring to the farm, or if you are seeking an educational experience for your children, we encourage you to schedule a tour, rather than working as a volunteer. Information about that can be found on our Farm Tours page.

What else can I help with besides farm work?

We can sometimes use help with administrative tasks such as data entry or stamping envelopes; washing and bunching vegetables; cleaning up inside and out ... whatever your skills and interests are, we can likely use your help, so please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you!