Immediate Volunteer Needs
Volunteer Now!! The weather is getting warmer and we need some help getting ready for Spring! These opportunities are available immediately!
- Help Conservancy staff move soil! Move soil to help fill our community garden beds at our Hawthorne Avenue Farm. This project can take place on weekdays or Saturday mornings.
- Assist Conservancy staff in transplanting flower and vegetable seedlings into growing trays. This project takes place at our Urban Environmental Center on Prince Street and depending on the weather may be done indoors or outdoors! We need volunteers now; weekday morning or afternoon hours available.
- Seed Sorting! We love sharing seeds with our community but we need help sorting them out! Volunteers will package seeds and process orders for seed requests. This is a great indoor project for individuals, families, and small groups! Located at our office in Newark, this project can take place weekday mornings or afternoons, starting now and going through June.
For more information on any of these projects or to get started today, email Malcolm.
NOTE: If you would like to volunteer for the COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution Effort that takes place every Thursday, please complete the Volunteer Pre-screening Survey.
Spend Earth Day on the Farm!
Honor Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day with us at the Hawthorne Avenue Farm! Volunteers will help get the farm ready by weeding, planting, moving soil, and other farm-related tasks. Two shifts are available!
Thursday, April 22
Time: 9-11am and 12-2pm
Open Volunteer Days
Just in time for Earth Week, open volunteer days are back!!
Available dates will be listed on the event calendar and since space is limited, all volunteers will need to complete the volunteer pre-screening survey. Online registration will be available 2-3 prior to the event date.
Urban Environmental Center (32 Prince Street)
Hawthorne Avenue Farm
**Unless noted, all projects start at 10pam and end at 2pm.
For groups of five or more people, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.
What to Expect When Volunteering
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 the Hawthorne Avenue Farm and our Urban Environmental Center. Due to COVID-19 our volunteer protocols have changed. Please review the protocols here and be sure to complete the pre-screening volunteer survey to register for your desired volunteer opportunity to ensure your participation.
Participants must be 14 years of age or older.
Individuals and groups are welcome, however, each individual in the group must complete their own pre-screening survey. Please email Michele if you'd like to volunteer as a group.
Remember to bring a reusable water bottle, to wear gardening clothes, and closed-toe shoes!