Volunteer with Sharing the Harvest Community Farm
The following is from United Way of Greater New Bedford. Find more volunteer opportunities using VolunteerSouthCoast.org.
Sharing the Harvest is a volunteer-driven community farm established in 2006 as a grassroots effort to fight hunger and help feed our neighbors in need. Thanks to the help of the United Way’s Hunger Commission, donors and thousands of volunteers, we donate 100% of our produce and cage-free eggs to local hunger relief programs in New Bedford, Fall River, and Wareham. Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is seeking volunteers to work in our fields for our 2019 growing season. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who love food, farming and the outdoors!
Located at the Dartmouth YMCA on 276 Gulf Road. We have regular farm field volunteer hours March - November, Tuesday - Friday from 9 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm, and on Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm. You may choose to stay the entire shift, or just stay for an hour, we are grateful for any time you can donate! All work is done outdoors, rain or shine. Our most common tasks are planting seeds in the greenhouse, transplanting seedlings into the fields, cultivating crops and harvesting the mature plants. We also wash, weigh, and record the produce totals prior to donation. There are also chicken care opportunities. We provide all of the necessary tools and training. No experience necessary!
As farm field volunteer you can…
- Help fight hunger
- Improve the lives of children and families in your community
- Connect with nature while learning about agriculture and food origination in an outdoor setting
- Meet new friends while volunteering alongside like-minded community members
- Learn about hunger, food origination, agriculture, and volunteer stewardship
How to Dress
You will get dirty!
- Wear comfortable old clothes and closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy
- Long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended
- Dress for wind, prepare for rain
- Brimmed hat
- Do not wear sandals, flip flops or high heels
- Do not wear anything valuable, including jewelry
What to Bring
- A water bottle
- Insect repellant
- Gloves- we provide communal gloves, bring your own if you are particular
- An open mind
- A positive attitude
Each individual volunteer visit produces an average of 137 servings of food to be donated in our local community.
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Across Southeastern Massachusetts, non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to build a stronger community and transform neighborhoods. Wareham Nurse Midwives is proud to support the volunteers who lend their time and talent to help make the SouthCoast a better place.