COVID-19 has greatly impacted our volunteering – please read through for updates.

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 the form below to tell us more about your group and when you would like to come!

Come on your own

Individuals can volunteer by signing up on Facebook. Guidelines and link below!

Team Leader

Our Team Leaders work with CHP Field Staff and Interns to represent the organization and ensure a positive experience for the over 7,500 volunteers that work with us. 

Covid-19; Adjusting our plan to continue to support community

Now Accepting Volunteer Group Requests!

 

With new COVID-19 protocols in place, we are hosting volunteer groups of 30 or less through October 16 in Grafton (including Saturdays). We are now accepting volunteer group requests of 25 or less to pick apples in Harvard between 8/28 and 10/31. In order to have our crops harvested we could really use your help in getting the word out and in filling up our schedule!

Please sign up for our email newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Any donations made during this time will ensure that we are able to continue to provide healthy hunger relief as our community recovers. 

General Guidelines

We are welcoming groups of 30 or less in Grafton (now through October 16), and 25 or less in Harvard (August 28 through October 31). Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, all large groups will be broken up into smaller groups of <15 people for field work. Individuals can sign up to volunteer in Grafton using the Sign Up Genius link posted on Facebook each Friday for shifts the following week. Groups should use the request form below. At this time all volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.

We are a working farm and all our volunteer activities take place outside. To get the full experience wear something you don’t mind getting dirty. Dress in closed-toe shoes, a hat, and appropriate additions to fit the season (sunscreen, layers, rain gear).

Schedule a Volunteer Group

We are currently taking volunteer group requests for up to 30 volunteers per shift for our Grafton farm (through October 16) and 25 per shift for our Harvard Orchard (August 28 through October 31). Please fill out the request form below to schedule a group visit at either location. All groups should submit a request, even if your group has volunteered before.

Sign up a Group

Individual Volunteers

 Individuals can sign up to volunteer in Grafton using the Sign Up Genius link posted on Facebook each Friday for shifts the following week (Monday-Saturday). We are not allowing “drop in” volunteers as hosting open volunteer hours does not allow us to limit the number of people on the property at one time.

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 7,500 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 volunteer@community-harvest.org.

Sign up!