Volunteer

Team building and group volunteer opportunities are available year-round on the farm. Volunteers help weed, till, build rows, mulch and plant fields. If you are interested in learning more about sustainable growing practices and large farming projects, this is a great opportunity – as long as you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty! Summers in Louisiana are hot, so bring cold water, gloves, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. Wear loose, lightweight clothing. Winters are variable, so watch the weather and plan for mild to extreme damp cold. If you come prepared, it will make your day an enjoyable one.

Make a difference in your community by volunteering at Arc of Greater New Orleans. We have many opportunities to suit your interests. All volunteers must be at least 16 years or older.

For more information on volunteering at Arc, please call the Arc’s Volunteer Coordinator at 504-837-5105.

“I like working on the farm because I can help support my family…I have learned many things on the farm including making beds, transplanting and harvesting… My favorite jobs are weeding and harvesting… Growing organic means not using poison or pesticides and overall growing something safe.”                   Raymond, Vintage Garden Farmer

“I like working on the farm because I can help support my family…I have learned many things on the farm including making beds, transplanting and harvesting… My favorite jobs are weeding and harvesting… Growing organic means not using poison or pesticides and overall growing something safe.”

                  Raymond, Vintage Garden Farmer


Don't feel like getting your hands dirty but still want to contribute? 

No problem. VGF can always use more supplies, for example:

35-34 HP Tractor with front-end loader: $12,000 · Supplies to move our Greenhouse from Metairie to Chalmette: $3,500 · Tractor shed: $1,800, Rain Jackets & Pants, Hand tools: $1,000 · Bee-keeping startup equipment: $500 · Garden seeder $200 · Animal waste for composting · Shredded bark/mulch · Fish waste to make fertilizer. Also, we would gladly appreciate any monetary donations; Just click the button below.