Come and get your hands dirty!
Bring a Group
Groups of 5 people or more are scheduled to ensure we are prepared with the right sized project and equipment. Fill out this form to tell us more about your group and when you would like to come!
Individuals and families can stop by our Grafton location to volunteer between 9 and noon, Monday-Saturday, May-October (check Facebook for up to date openings and closings).
Our Team Leaders work with CHP Field Staff and Interns to represent the organization and ensure a positive experience for the over 11,000 volunteers that work with us.
A Few Things Before You Volunteer
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together on our farms to grow fruits and vegetables for their neighbors in need. From starting seeds in the greenhouse and planting seedlings in the spring, to tending, harvesting, and washing the crops all summer long and into the fall – our volunteers do it all! It’s hard work but we make it simple enough that everyone can make an impact regardless of age or experience. You will meet great people engaged in rewarding work that has amazing end results. Come join the fun!
We welcome groups of all ages and sizes (from 5 up to 100) at our North Grafton location (May 1-October 31), and groups (up to 50) of high school age and up at our Harvard location (August 15-October 15). Volunteer shifts are 9am-noon, and begin with an information session. Don’t wait to schedule – the calendar fills up fast!
We are a working farm and our volunteer activities take place outside except in the case of very extreme weather. To get the full experience wear something you don’t mind getting dirty (and bring a change of clothes if you have to head somewhere right after!). Dress in closed-toe shoes, a hat, and appropriate additions to fit the season (sunscreen, layers, rain gear). All volunteer groups have access to a refrigerator, use of an outside grill, and outdoor picnic tables (or inside tables during inclement weather).
Bring a Group
Groups of 5 people or more are scheduled to ensure we are prepared with the proper staffing, project, and equipment. Fill out this form to tell us more about your group and when you would like to come!
Individuals and families can stop by our Grafton farm to volunteer 9am- noon, Monday-Saturday, May-October. Children under 16.5 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals and families (high-school aged and older) may also drop in to volunteer at our orchard in Harvard, 9am-noon, Monday-Friday, after Labor Day through mid-October. Season length can vary at both locations due to the nature of farming, so check Facebook for up to date openings and closings. Please note we are closed on all major holiday weekends.
Become a Team Leader
Team Leading is an extremely rewarding hands-on experience that involves guiding diverse groups of volunteers in completing various farm activities. Volunteer Team Leaders are the backbone of Community Harvest Project’s success story. Our Team Leaders work with CHP Field Staff and Interns to represent the organization and ensure a positive experience for the over 11,000 volunteers that work with us.
What does team leading involve?
A great Volunteer Team Leader is interested in helping to provide access to fresh produce for the hunger relief network in Worcester County. They have a friendly and engaging personality, and the desire to lead small groups of 6 to 30 volunteers in hands on farm activities. Assisting and leading diverse groups of volunteers from Pre-K to senior citizens in farm activities in various types of weather sounds like an exciting challenge. They also want to join a group of Volunteer Team Leaders engaged in presenting a world class volunteer experience. Ready to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.