Work on an Urban Farm (on Wednesdays)!
The time for this opportunity is every Wednesday from 8am-11am. We take two individuals or two family pods each week.
Landscaping our farm is so important to the community and the productivity of the farm! We grow 5,000 pounds of food each year but that cannot be done without our neighbors. We like to keep the farms looking good so we can attract more help from our neighbors! (Landscaping also prevents falling, makes the crops easier to access and grow, encourages neighbors to keep their green spaces clean too!) There are so many reasons to do land management and landscaping at our farm! Our farms are directly responding to Covid by supplying produce to our seniors who can't leave their homes or have access to healthy food.
So, we are looking for individuals or small families or pods (because of Covid Restrictions) who are willing to show up for three hours, grab some tools and gloves and do some work!
The work ranges from weed whacking to mowing to pulling weeds to spreading mulch to picking up trash!
You sign up for a time slot and meet us onsite and we'll give you all you need to fulfill the task!
When you arrive at 8, you'll help to load our truck with fresh produce for our Affordable Food program and then be given instructions from our farmers and have 3 hours of wonderfully productive time outside!
Our time slots are on every Wednesday from 8am-11am.
It's BYOG (gloves) if you want but we'll have some clean ones there if you don't have any.
Sign up with Becka Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll get connected to farmers who will instruct you on the tasks at hand!
This is a GREAT chance to get some fresh air and make a difference! And we'll be doing this all year!
About Civic Works
2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213, US
Civic Works' mission is to strengthen Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works is Baltimore’s urban service corps and an AmeriCorps program. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs. Each year an average of 2,500 volunteer groups and individuals work with us on Civic Works' and local projects to make lasting improvements in Baltimore’s communities.
Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Every year, our AmeriCorps members spend a year or a summer in service to Baltimore, and in return, receive a modest living allowance, an education award that can be used for college or vocational school, and the job readiness and life skills needed to secure and maintain employment. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.
Volunteer! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups from schools, businesses, congregations, and other organizations. Civic Works’ volunteers help us clean vacant lots and parks, plant trees and flowers, care for community gardens, work at Real Food Farm, research and restore the Historic Clifton Mansion, lead tours at the mansion, provide mock interviews and job skills training for our participants, mentor students, and complete many other important projects.
For more information about how you or your group can volunteer with a Civic Works project, please contact us at email@example.com or 410-366-8533 x 211.