Little Portion Farm depends greatly on the generous support of volunteers, both on and off the farm. There are a variety of tasks that volunteers may engage in, including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and delivering food. In general, you do not need extensive farming or gardening knowledge to be helpful! Come serve and enjoy the outdoors, learn about sustainable farming, and help us carry out our mission to care for the poor and protect creation!  

If you are interested in bringing a group of volunteers, please see our page on Volunteer Groups

Individual volunteers

  • Note: Volunteers under the age of 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult on the farm. 

On-Farm Volunteers 
On the farm, tasks may include weeding, planting, harvesting, moving wheelbarrows of mulch/compost, and more. Although some work can be physically demanding, there are tasks for people of all physical abilities. Examples of less strenuous jobs are sorting seeds, removing tape from cardboard, and picking berries. Tasks change often depending on priorities and time of year.  

In general, on-farm volunteer opportunities may occur at the following times: 

  • March – October: 
    • Weekday mornings (8:30 am – 11:30 am)
    • Thursday evenings (Times vary with daylight)
    • Saturdays (8:30 am – 2:00 pm)
  • November – February:
    • Weekday afternoons (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
    • Saturdays (8:30 am – 2:00 pm)
NOTE: This is not a definitive schedule, since volunteers do not meet every day, but it does provide a rough idea of when volunteers meet depending on the season.  Please register below to receive updates with the current schedule, as well as other important volunteer updates.

Food Delivery/Errand Volunteers
We occasionally need volunteers to deliver our harvested produce to the Franciscan Center of Baltimore or other recipients. Most deliveries will need to occur during weekdays. There are also other occasions in which we ask for volunteers to run other errands that benefit the farm, such as picking up plants grown off-site. If you are interested in receiving emails when we need a delivery/errand volunteer, please fill out the form below. 

Watering Volunteers
Throughout the season, we 
often need volunteers to water newly planted seeds on the weekends and weeknights during the summer to keep the soil moist. This task is a bit more strenuous than typical backyard watering (our hoses are several hundred feet long, so it can be difficult to move them to multiple locations around the farm) and it is also usually done solo. This role also requires an orientation to the farm’s irrigation system and watering techniques. If you are interested in becoming a watering volunteer, check the box below to receive updates on upcoming trainings. 

Register as Volunteer

If you would like to receive emails with the volunteer schedule and updates, please fill out the form below. After filling out the form, you should receive an automatic email with a link to confirm your subscription. Please see the descriptions above for more information about each email list. 

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While we recommend filling out the form above to receive updates about schedule changes and information regarding the types of farm tasks expected, you can also view our current volunteer schedule and sign up to volunteer on specific days here