JBG Volunteers help out on the farm for half a day. We have two locations in Austin: Hergotz and our Garfield Farm. We accept volunteers at our Hergotz location from 8am-1pm Tuesdays through Fridays and an additional shift from 1-6 on Fridays. At Hergotz you can help in the packing shed, packing and sorting vegetables. At Garfield, where we grow our vegetables, you can help in the greenhouse or in the fields. At Garfield we accept volunteers Monday through Friday from 8-1 am. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact us in advance and let us know when you’d like to help. Because of high demand, it’s essential to RSVP at least 48 hours before you want to volunteer. (It’s best to contact us a week in advance to be ensured a spot.) You must receive confirmation prior to coming to JBG. We recommend you wear long sleeves and pants for protection as well as sturdy shoes. Also consider bringing sunscreen, a large brimmed hat, work gloves and snacks. Given the challenging nature of farm work, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. All volunteers must sign a waiver to volunteer at the farm.
Did you know JBG has a new backyard garden in Denton? Just like our farm in Austin, you can volunteer here and enjoy a box of veggies in return. Our Denton farm accepts volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-12noon. During these times you can help out in the garden. On Thursdays you can volunteer from 11am-3pm and help pack CSA Shares. If you’re interested in volunteering at our Denton location, email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or go ahead and signup here!