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 Shelley Blades at shelley@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!

We also need volunteers to help with the VEGGIE VAN program. Read more about that below.

Can I drop by any time?
You can drop by, but some times are better than others... 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. Our volunteer hours are: 

  • 8:30AM to 4PM Mondays through Thursdays

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.

What else can I help with besides farm work?
You can help the Veggie Van program as a volunteer driver, or passenger/helper, or follow along in your own car with a friend to be an extra hand in setting up and selling the fruit and produce. Veggie Van ambassadors are needed, too, to help us get the word out to more potential customers and volunteers. To learn more and/or sign up, click here.

We also 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!