Volunteer on the farm

Join us on the farm, Get your hands dirty and learn how to grow local food...

We are setting up farms in the city to take a step towards providing green productive spaces for community to connect with the origins and the process of growing good, clean, local food! So, needless to say we have lots of volunteer sessions available - it's a great way to be involved! Our farm is a fully operational market garden run by our managers Michael Zagoridis and Emma Bowen, community coordinator Eliza Cannon and farm assistant Julia Martignoni. 


Our regular two-hour volunteer sessions are a great way to get started working with, and learning from, our team on the farm. We have both weekday and weekend sessions available, all starting at 8am to capture the best part of the day. By signing up to join us for these sessions you'll be involved in the day-to-day work which includes undertaking a range of jobs from weeding, seed-raising, planting, coop cleaning, watering, mulching, compost-turning, repairs and organisation, among others. The jobs involved will vary from week to week - please note we cannot guarantee particular tasks on any given day.

Children are welcome, however must be accompanied and supervised by their parents or guardian. Volunteers with disability are also invited to join us - if a carer is needed please ensure that they attend with you. Advise us in the notes below of special needs and we will do our best to find an activity that is suitable.  

By registering below your place is confirmed in the volunteer session for the date chosen. We do not send a confirmation email, you will only hear from us if the session is cancelled for weather or other reasons.

In order for us to prepare for each session we ask you to please let us know as far in advance as possible if you can no longer attend, by emailing Michael (Zag), our farm manager, at michael@pocketcityfarms.com.au.

Please BYO gloves, hat and water bottle. Wear sturdy enclosed shoes. We really value the time spent on the farm by volunteers and look forward to seeing you on the farm soon!

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We are also inviting people who are keen to gain experience on a working urban market garden to get in touch about volunteering for longer sessions on weekdays. To take up this option and allow us to offer some consistency in what you can learn on the farm we kindly ask for a commitment of a minimum of one full day per fortnight. The days involve working alongside our team in an active and collaborative learning environment. We can also accommodate internships for study for periods of 1-3 months. To get involved in either of these ways, please email a brief paragraph about yourself and why you'd like to volunteer or intern on the farm to Michael (Zag), our farm manager, at michael@pocketcityfarms.com.au.