Farming is demanding but rewarding. Whether you’re a student or a community member, join us to learn more about sustainable agriculture, food systems and our role in the community!
UW Botanic Gardens grounds are open to visitors. However, all buildings and are closed.
The UW Farm continues to operate, growing food for the community under strict protocols with critical staff only at this time. All students are required to work remotely and our volunteer program is suspended at this time.
Step 2 – Complete the seasonal questionnaire if this is your first time, or even if you are a returning volunteer. This step allows the UW Farm to collect information on user-ship for the farm for each quarter and adds you to our sign-in sheets that we use on a daily basis.
ALSO REQUIRED: view and “Launch course” for COVID-19 Safety Training Video. Click on the link below before arriving at the farm. The UW farm manager will receive a link once you have completed viewing the video, taking this short “course”:
Details for Service-Learners via the UW Community Engagement and Leadership Center, or CELE*
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only Service-Learners in The Urban Farm ENVIR240 may be approved for on-site learning
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, attending an orientation for Service-Learning is not required at this time.
Service-Learning for the Spring 2021 quarter is limited to certain courses – contact faculty and the CELE for a Listing to learn about opportunities each quarter
All students MUST sign up for positions in EXPO before arriving for the first shift
It is expected that students complete at least one shift per week
Volunteer shifts are listed in Step 2, above in the sign-up process, “all Volunteers.”
All Service Learners MUST complete steps 1 and 2 above BEFORE arriving for a shift in order to schedule everyone for health and safety reasons.
Arrive for your first shift prepared to work on the farm, in all sorts of weather.
You must wear a masks and gloves, which are provided by the farm at the farm sites if you do not have these items.
You will work physically. If possible bring something to drink and a snack.
*Previously referred to as the Carlson Center for Leadership and Community Service
Please note: Due to the high volume of volunteer sign-ups we cannot always send a confirmation email. We also request that you do not contact the UW farm via gmail or phone before reporting for a shift.
Volunteer Schedule for Spring 2021 – Due to COVID-19 safety and health precautions, Community Volunteer work parties have been postponed until further notice.