• Volunteer with GROW North Texas!

  • Are you a group looking to volunteer with GROW North Texas? We offer different group volunteer opportunities! Bring your family, organization, or company to Owenwood Farm for service work and teambuilding. You can help grow local food! Please read through the information below to get an idea of the volunteer opportunities we offer.

    As a program of GROW North Texas, Owenwood Farm is an integral part of the Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space project repurposing a 7-acre property into a community gathering and learning space. The 4-acre farm currently is home to ½ an acre of fruit and vegetable production and a 35-tree demonstration orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The Farm provides opportunities for volunteers to get their hands in the soil and experience what it takes to raise the food we see in the store using regenerative methods that improve the soil and create more abundance.

    Volunteer Year Round

  • All of our group volunteer experiences are outdoors tending to the land. Volunteer opportunities range from supporting our farmers by weeding and transplanting, mulching our gardens, and maintaining our farm grounds.Because of our Texas climate, we love having volunteers all year long. We are very sensitive to the temperatures, especially heat in the summer. We might need to adjust your event day in the summer if the temperatures will be too high. In the summer, we also ask groups to schedule early start times and will not host groups in the afternoons when temps are hottest.

  • Second Saturdays

  • Every 2nd Saturday of the month, Owenwood Farm hosts a workday for the community in the morning. The time varies slightly with the time of year – in the summer we tend to start at 8am to beat the heat and in cooler seasons at 9am. Volunteers help out for 2-3 hours with general work tending crops, beautifying the farm, or on special projects. Go to the Events page to register. 

  • Group Volunteer Opportunities

  • The Owenwood Farm staff works with your group to design one-time or ongoing, service-based team building experiences. Our urban farm can easily accommodate groups of up to 40 volunteers. Group volunteer events are half-day and take place either morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1pm-4pm, cooler seasons only). Your volunteer event will begin with a quick farm tour, farm orientation, and a two-hour service project.

  • Benefits of Group Volunteering at Owenwood Farm:

    • Strengthen your relationship with Owenwood Farm
    • Learn about sustainable farming and food justice concepts and practices
    • Connect employees to their local community
    • Provide opportunities for connection and team building
    • Strengthen your company’s reputation in the community
    • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to social responsibility to customers and employees

 Add a team building component to further your team's bond!

Want to take your group dynamics to the next level? Owenwood Farm can help! When you choose to add on team building, our team starts the event with a group ice breaker activity and continues the team building with discussion questions that help your group know each other better. We ask groups who are interested in team building to make a monetary or in-kind contribution to the Farm. See the sliding scale below.

Further Supporting Owenwood Farm (the shameless plug)

As a nonprofit organization, GROW North Texas and Owenwood Farm rely on donations, grants, and revenue generating programs to support our work. GROW North Texas also believes that a sustainable food system provides sustainable wages for its workers, and we provide the most equitable compensation we can for our staff. We always appreciate volunteer groups who are able to support our organization with a monetary or in-kind donations.

Groups can support Owenwood Farm and GROW North Texas in several ways:
  • Send a donation in conjunction with your volunteer event

  • Ask employees to make a donation or ensure that the company’s matching donation program is available for your event.
  • Work with Farm staff to determine supplies that can be purchased in support of the Farm
  • Host a fundraiser at your office to support Owenwood Farm or GROW North Texas
  • Purchase t-shirts to spread the news!

    This organization is an equal opportunity provider.
    View entire USDA Non-Discrimination Statement here.

    GROW North Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 7103, Dallas, TX 75209-0103

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