Urban Roots is a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. We rely on volunteer support to help us maintain our farm. Volunteers help us with planting, harvesting, preparing produce for market, and other farm tasks.
We offer Community Volunteer Mornings from 9:00-11:30am on most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. More information and a full calendar of opportunities can be found on our website. Volunteer shifts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; participants must register beforehand. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer; training will be provided. The Urban Roots Farm is located at 7651 Delwau Lane, Austin, TX 78725.
Please Note: These dates are for individuals and groups smaller than 5 people. If you would like to schedule a volunteer day for your group or organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Farm Volunteers:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Urban Roots! Each year we grow over 25,000 pounds of food and we couldn't do it without your help.
What to Wear & Bring: You will be working outside the entire time! Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty and dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend sun screen for hot days. Bring a re-fillable water bottle. The farm has drinking water available, but we do not provide cups.
Age Requirement: Our minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Children 10-13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All minors under 18 who are not accompanied by a parent/guardian must have a signed parental consent form on file with Urban Roots. Go to the following link here to download the parental consent form for youth volunteers (form is in English and Spanish): http://www.urbanrootsatx.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Youth-Vol-Consent-Both.pdf
|Perks||Helping Urban Roots reach our goal of 35,000 pounds of sustainably grown produce (40% of which we donate to local hunger relief organizations), learning sustainable farming practices, making new friends.|
|Causes||Children & Youth Community Employment Environment Food Insecurity, Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs Race & Ethnicity|
|Skills||Food Distribution Job Readiness Mentoring Planting and Gardening|
10 Positions Filled | 6 Impacts | 17 Hours