DOWNING PARK URBAN FARM offers different seasonal opportunities to volunteer with the farm staff, participate in our spring and fall clean up days or help organize workshops on specific topics relating to urban farming. We also welcome volunteers with special skills like construction, office administration, photography & videography, technology & social media and special events planning. Volunteers are an important part of our operation and we appreciate the role they play on the farm. 

  • Farm / Horticulture Volunteers  work with farm staff to water, weed, rake, dig, plant, and perform other garden tasks. These volunteers work directly with the Farm Manager during operational hours during the week. 
  • Office / Marketing / Social Media Volunteers work with our office staff to write newsletters, post to social media, and update the website as well as general office and clerical work . These volunteers work directly with the Outreach Manager at our offices during operational hours during the week. 
  • Special Event Volunteers help with meetings and special events.
  • Special Project Volunteers assist with short term special projects.

Please note: Some activities will require that volunteers be at least 18 years of age. Be aware that work at the farm will be under conditions that may not always be sunny or mud-free! Volunteers are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and wear work shoes with closed toes. 


If you are interested in volunteering at Downing Park Urban Farm, please fill out the the form below :

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