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.
Note: Volunteers under the age of 15 will need to be accompanied by an adult on the farm.
Weekday Volunteers (On-farm)
Most farm work days occur on weekdays – either mornings (8:30am – 11:30am) or afternoons (12:30pm – 3:30pm) depending on weather and other factors. If you subscribe to the weekday list (form below), you will receive an email once per week during the season.
Weekend Volunteers (On-farm)
Most weekend volunteer opportunities are on Saturday mornings. On-farm weekend volunteer opportunities occur occasionally, as needed, depending on workload on the farm. If you are interested in being notified of our next weekend volunteer day, please fill out the form below.
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.
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.
If you would like to receive emails regarding the volunteer schedule on the farm, 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.