Get Dirty! Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application for Groups 

There are always opportunities for groups and individuals to volunteer on the farm. We welcome one-time volunteers, casual drop-ins, and more committed individuals. Below are some ideas for individuals wanting a longer-term, more focused volunteering opportunity. For more information about volunteering, please contact the Service Learning Coordinator at

Opportunities include:

Farm Day Partners

Take charge of one of our many activities, events, or services on Farm Day. Training required. Farm Day partners will receive a free farm-fresh lunch in exchange for their services. Contact

Office Volunteers

Do you have computer skills? Organizational skills?  Are you able to make a regular commitment for a period of at least three months? Send us an email and we can talk about how you can help. Our office volunteer position is great for those who desire to do indoor work. To learn more, email

Landscape Partners

Do you have a desire to learn more about sustainable gardening, landscaping, kitchen, or medicinal herbs? Volunteer as a Landscape Partner and learn through hands-on experience in our beautiful landscape garden. Explore Texas native plants, medicinal herbs and their uses, edible landscaping, and more. Landscape Partners are asked to commit to serving at least once/week for 3 months. We are flexible to your schedule. Contact if interested.

Produce Partners

From seed to harvest, you can be a part of food production in our 1 acre CSA garden. Learn and grow with our Garden Crew, weekdays from 8am-12pm. We ask that new Produce Partners be trained by one of our Produce Interns. Email, if interested.

Livestock Partners

Goats, chickens, steers, pigs, rabbits, bees, and worms. Learn about livestock management, fence-building, pastures, and more. Work alongside our Livestock crew, weekdays from 8am-12pm. We ask that our Livestock Partners commit to serving at least one day/week for at least three months. Email if interested.

Weekend Work Parties: Good One-Time and Group Opportunity

We have weekend hours available from 8am to 3pm on Saturdays. This is a great one-time opportunity for your church group, book club, fraternity, volunteer organization, etc., to serve World Hunger Relief, Inc. Pack a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic on the lawn!   You can organize your weekend work party by emailing

 World Hunger Relief, Inc. Ambassadors

Share our mission and vision with the community of Waco! Attend community meetings on food policy, urban gardening, and the farmer’s market; meet other members of the Waco community; lead service projects at local community gardens and at WHRI.  Help us post fliers around town for our Fall and Spring Farm Day. Be the voice of WHRI in Waco! Ambassadors are asked to commit to two events per month for at least three months (about 5-10 hours per month). Email if interested.

Community Service Partners

Work alongside kids and teens completing community service hours. We are one of several Waco locations to serve court-ordered community service hours, and the only location for kids and teens under age 16 to serve their hours. We are looking for individuals to work alongside these kids at the farm, to provide oversight, and to be a positive influence. Training required and provided by WHRI. We ask for a minimum commitment of once/week for three months. Community Service hours are offered on Wednesdays from 4-6pm year round, M-F 8am-12pm June-August. Email if interested.

Service Learning Partners

Our LOTOS (Living on the Other Side) experience introduces children, teens, and adults to what life is like for much of the world. Help us carry out a wide range of activities, discussions, and simulations. LOTOS experiences happen roughly once/month, plus several Alternative Spring Break groups in March and April. Training required and provided by WHRI. Email if interested.

Garden Club Partners

Teach elementary and middle school aged kids how to grow their own food! Our WHRI AmeriCorps members teach after-school Garden Club in several local schools. Background check required and provided by WHRI. Garden Club partners must commit to serving one school every week for a full semester. Email if interested.

Special Skills

Do you have special skills you’d like to contribute to the farm, such as photography, painting, carpentry, mechanics, mowing, graphic design or other? Please get in touch with us by emailing

We accept community service workers from 4-6pm on Wednesdays. Other times may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

If volunteers are younger than 14 years old they must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about volunteering please contact our Service Learning Coordinator at

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