Saturday 13 August from 10am to 11:30pm Thursday 18 August from 10am to 11:30am Friday 19 August from 10am to 11:30am Thursday 25 August from 10am to 11:30am Friday 26 August from 10am to 11:30am Saturday 27 August from 10am to 11:30am Saturday 27 August from 1pm to 2:30pm Thursday 1 September from 10am to 11:30am Friday 2 September from 10am to 11:30am Thursday 8 September from 10am to 11:30am Friday 9 September from 10am to 11:30am Saturday 10 September from 10am to 11:30am Thursday 15 September from 10am to 11:30am Friday 16 September from 10am to 11:30am
Come and get hands-on volunteering at Sydney City Farm.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.
New volunteers are required to attend a mandatory induction prior to joining one of our regular volunteer sessions. Once you've learnt the essentials, you're eligible to attend our regular volunteer sessions and can get involved as often as you like. Before volunteering you also need to fill in the volunteer registration form.
Volunteer sessions last for 1.5 hours and are held on Thursdays, Fridays and every second Saturday.
Thursday mornings are spent working on general farm activities in our cropping area. From watering and weeding to planting and harvesting, these sessions are great for new volunteers to get a taste for volunteering at the farm.
Friday mornings involve working in the plant nursery and depot area. Tasks include raising seedlings, collecting and processing seed, and caring for our small potted fruit trees. These sessions suit volunteers who want to develop plant propagation and nursery skills.
Saturdays are for project work in the farm’s orchard, floriculture, agroforestry demonstration garden beds, and edible display gardens like the mini fruit forest and agricultural crops.
All volunteers are required to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Before volunteering you need to email a copy of your vaccination certificate or medical exemption certificate to: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a one-off requirement. View our privacy protection notification.
Bookings are essential. No group bookings please.
To book, you need to set up an account in our online system JRNI (it's quick, easy and free). You need to book for each volunteer session separately. See the next sessions below:
Please wear clothes that can get dirty and covered sturdy shoes. Bring a hat, gardening gloves and water bottle.
Volunteer sessions will not proceed in wet, extreme or dangerous weather.
If you have any queries or concerns, please email: email@example.com or call us on 0475 950 847.
Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell
To keep our community safe, site hygiene and distancing control measures need to be followed, Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave.
When at the Sydney City Farm
notify staff if you start to feel unwell
maintain 1.5m physical distance from all people including staff
wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that
you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own
follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session
wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied