We love our Volunteers!

Volunteers are always welcome at Codman Community Farms, whether you’re interested in helping with the chores, collecting and cleaning eggs, planting, painting or fixing – we will always try our hardest to find a place for you! Some people help out on a regular basis, some seasonally and others on a one-time basis. Groups, teams, and individuals are all welcome.

Chicken Catching

On Wednesday nights throughout the season, we gather for a community potluck and to catch our meat chickens before they are sent to harvest early the next day. This event is a great way to connect with the farm, with your food, and with friends new and old.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Codman, attending a chicken catching is a great way to start. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at jon@codmanfarm.org to sign up or for more info.

2019 Chicken Catching Schedule

Weds 8/14, 9/4, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23 from 7pm - 9pm

Individuals*

Want to get your hands dirty and get to know the farm a little better? Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 pm. Work varies with the day and the season, but could involve planting, harvesting, general farm clean up, splitting wood, or anything else happening around the farm! The minimum age to volunteer at Codman is eight, and you must be thirteen or older to volunteer without parental supervision.

To sign up for a shift, complete the volunteer application below, and include the shift you would like to sign up for. After you have completed one (1) shift, you may sign up for multiple at a time. For our scheduling purposes, we ask that you sign up at least a week before the shift you would like to work. We try to accommodate all ability levels, but as we are a working farm, the work often involves moving, bending, navigating uneven terrain, and lifting moderate weight.

Groups, Teams and Schools

Is your group interested in volunteering at Codman? Whether you are a sports team or a company looking to give back to the community, we’re glad that you want to help! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at jon@codmanfarm.org to schedule your service trip.

OTHER NEEDS

Are you a handy person and able to fix most anything? Are you an expert gardener? If so, or you have any other special skills that you think might help out around the farm, let us know! We maintain a list of volunteers for special projects and contact them as needed. Fill out the application and let us know what skills you’d like to be considered for. Generally, our needs are on the following list, but if you think of something else that might be useful to the farm, don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • Pick your own flower garden planting and maintenance

  • General vegetable and market garden help including grounds maintenance (weeding, mowing, etc…)

  • Events organization & publicity

  • Egg collection

  • Field mowing (previous tractor experience required)

  • Carpentry, light electrical, general handyman!

  • Marketing/PR

  • Communications writing, design and layout

*NOTE: Individuals interested in volunteering on the farm must first complete the application below, then download the waiver, and emergency contact forms and return them to the farm in person or by email: info@codmanfarm.org