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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all volunteer activities at our Outdoor Learning Center and Hawthorne Avenue Farm have been suspended for the spring/early summer. We look forward to welcoming back volunteers at a future date. If you are interested in volunteering in the future please feel free to email Michele or complete the Group Volunteer Application and we will reach out to you.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work on a farm?  Have you always wanted a large garden but don’t have the space?  Or would you like a day out of the office to spend time in the sunshine and bond with your co-workers?

Greater Newark Conservancy relies on the assistance of the many kind volunteers who take time out of their busy lives to help us at our farms and gardens.  So whether you just want to get out in the fresh air and help, or you want a fun and meaningful team building activity for you and your co-workers, we can use your help!

A typical volunteer day might include: planting, weeding, mulching, building raised beds, compost work, and more. Don’t have a green thumb?  No worries! No experience necessary—our professional staff will show you the ropes!

Volunteer opportunities are available at our Urban Environmental Center, school and community gardens, and Hawthorne Avenue Farm, where we offer monthly open volunteer days on the third Saturday of each month, April through October. See you on the farm!

For other volunteer opportunities, or to plan your own group volunteer project, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.

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