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

Volunteer Group availability open for July 20 and beyond

 

For the last several weeks we have been testing our CV 19 protocols and working with small groups. We now have tested all facets of the operation and are ready to move forward while we remain diligently focused on keeping everyone safe. With that we are happy to announce that we are ready to host volunteer groups of 30 or less. Availability begins on July 20 and will go through to the end of our season for our Grafton location (including Saturdays). We will announce our Harvard location requests soon. In order to have our crops harvested on time we could really use your help in getting the word out and your help in filling up our schedule. We will have more information about family and drop in volunteering soon.

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

During normal times we welcome groups of all ages and sizes (from 5 up to 100) at our North Grafton location (May-September), and groups (up to 30) of high school age and up at our Harvard location (August-October). Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we are limiting all groups to 30 people and accepting requests for after July 20th, 2020. At the farm all groups will be broken up into smaller groups of <10 people for field work. Individuals can sign up to volunteer 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 16.5 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 Group

We are currently taking volunteer group requests for up to 30 volunteers per shift for our Grafton farm, we will announce Harvard’s needs soon. Please fill out the request form below to schedule a group visit. All groups should submit a request, even if your group has volunteered before.

Sign up a Group

Drop In

We are still evaluating our drop in volunteer program due to the fact that we need to restrict the number of volunteers on our property in order to keep everyone safe. Please check back here for more information soon. In the meantime, individuals can sign up to volunteer using the Sign Up Genius link posted on Facebook each Friday for shifts the following week.

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!