We’re always looking for new volunteers! We recruit farmers in early spring for the upcoming season, but you can plug in any time.
For groups interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Month at a Glance
This is what a typical month at the farm looks like during our growing season, from May to October. If you want to drop by and talk to our farmers, the best times to find us are Wednesdays at Community Night and Saturdays during Workdays – come say hi!
Saturdays, 10AM - 1PM
Every other Saturday, farmers tend team beds and tackle bigger projects at the farm.
Wednesdays, 6PM - Sunset
A weeknight gathering for light gardening work and community compost collection.
Rotating, 1 week/month
Each team is responsible for watering the garden and running compost at Community Night during one week each month.
Students join farmers to learn about what's growing at the farm and harvest vegetables for the families at Christopher House.
You can sign up for more than one area – lots of volunteers are on team and also contribute in other ways.
Do you have an idea for a project or role you don’t see listed here? Let us know!
Altgeld Sawyer is divided into four teams of 8-10 farmers. As a team member, you will work with your team to plant, water, and tend to your team’s group of ~8 vegetable beds. Teams also support general farm activities and maintenance.
Plant and tend vegetables in team beds, support general farm activities (repair beds, mulching, etc)
Water all beds in the garden, run Community Night and compost
Accept and sort compost, perform minor tasks such as pruning, pest control, or trellising
Each team has a team lead, who is responsible for coordinating team activities. They act as a point of contact for their teams and help the garden run smoothly.
Serve as point person for the team, communicate and plan with other team leads and farm coordinators
Coordinate the team's activities during team work week to make sure the farm is tended and watered.
Attend monthly farm meetings to share updates from the team and plan for the upcoming month
Our partnership with Christopher House is core to Corner Farm’s mission. A good fit for volunteers who are interested in working with youth and have daytime availability.
Harvest fruits and vegetables from the beds with the kids and staff from Christopher House
Work with Kids
Collaborate with Christopher House teachers and the Kids' Table program to guide play and education opportunities in the garden
Events & Community Outreach
Help Corner Farm build community partnerships and put on public events.
Serve as a liaison for local groups like Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Dill Pickle Co-op, and others
Support events like the farm’s annual fundraiser, farmer orientations, garden workshops, and whatever else you want to create
Attend monthly farm meetings to share updates and discuss new opportunities