Volunteering FAQs

Who can volunteer?

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, experience levels, and abilities. Our past volunteers have consisted of students earning service learning hours, teachers off during the summer holiday, retired adults, individuals with disabilities or injuries and many others.

We require that volunteers can follow directions, work well with others, and complete tasks with limited supervision. An interest in farming is helpful and being comfortable working outdoors with many different people is crucial.

All ages are welcome; however, volunteers 13 years old and under must be under the supervision of an adult or legal guardian. Volunteers 18 and older must complete a federal background check

The ideal volunteer can commit to a regular schedule of 20 hours or more over the course of a growing season;  however, those interested in volunteering for less than 20 hours may still apply.

When can I volunteer?

Volunteers are generally needed April- November, Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 12 pm, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 1 – 3 pm.

What should I wear/bring?

Volunteers should come prepared to get dirty and work hard! For safety, we require all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes and long, sturdy pants. We recommend a refillable water bottle, snacks if you need them, and any kind of sun protection you need.

We work rain or shine, so we also recommend a rain jacket!

Are there volunteer opportunities other than farming?

Most of our opportunities are in the fields, but we’re often looking for specialized volunteers to help with events, administrative work, educational programming, our Wednesday CSA pick-up, machine/facility repair, and more. If your skills and experience might fit any of these areas, please contact volunteer@redwiggler.org for further information.

Have a question we didn’t answer? Email volunteer@redwiggler.org or call the farm at (301) 916-2216.