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Complete the individual volunteer form to sign up as a volunteer for America’s Grow-a-Row. 

To schedule a group, complete the group volunteer form.

 
 

 

Join our farm team! We believe everyone deserves access to fresh food for healthy living. With the help of 9,000 volunteers annually, we plant, harvest, rescue, and donate 1.5 million pounds, or 6 million servings, of produce to hunger relief agencies throughout New Jersey, New York City, eastern Pennsylvania, and the mid-Atlantic region.  Volunteering with America’s Grow-a-Row is a fun, rewarding experience that directly impacts people struggling with food insecurity in our local communities.  

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. No previous experience required. We provide all instructions and tools needed. Come dressed for the weather and to get dirty! If you have a passion for getting healthy food to our neighbors in need, we want to see you out in the fields!

Volunteer Opportunities

Plant and Harvest in the Fields

From mid-April to mid-November we need many helping hands at our farms. Farming is very seasonal, so you could be doing anything from planting string beans, tomatoes, and cabbage, to harvesting corn, peaches, zucchini and more! We grow nearly all crops that thrive in the Garden State.

  • Organize a group to plant, harvest, or glean by heading to our group volunteer form. Groups as small as 10 and over 200 volunteers! Corporations, scouts, schools, faith based groups, and more are welcome.
  • Come out as an individual community volunteer. We will send you information about where and when we will need many hands in the field to help! All ages and experience levels are welcome, those under 14 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Help us glean, or rescue, fallen apples in autumn at our partnering farms: Riamede in Chester, NJ and Longmeadow in Hope, NJ.
 
Deliver Produce
  • You can join one of our partner organizations to help deliver produce to one of our Free Farm Market℠ locations from mid-July through NovemberWe are in need of volunteers for markets in Newark, East Orange, Jersey City, Morristown, and Camden.
  • Off-the-field gleaning opportunities exist year-round. Volunteers can pick up produce from local ShopRites (Clinton and Flemington) and deliver to local food pantries.

Email Jacqui Witte if you are interested in helping to deliver produce.

 

Help Children Harvest

  • High school students: Be a counselor for the day and assist with our Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days.
  • Volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • To find out more about Grow-a-Row Kids Farm Days and how to apply to become a counselor, please fill out this form (coming soon!). 

 

Help Raise Funds

 

Learn more about what a day in the fields will look like!

Volunteering FAQ