Volunteer

Volunteering At The Plant

We love our volunteers! Volunteers continue to be a critical part of The Plant’s success, and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that has been put into the project.

 

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: The Plant is taking a fall break! There will be no scheduled volunteer orientation sessions during the months of September and October, and the regular Public Volunteer days will be suspended. For existing volunteers interested in helping out  with tours or special events during the months of September and October, please email volunteer@plantchicago.com

Please stay tuned for any further updates on volunteering at The Plant! Thank you for your patience. 

 

 

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Volunteer orientation begins at 9:30 AM for each session and lasts 30 to 45 mins. Orientation will cover ongoing projects at The Plant, general safety guidelines, and farming procedures.

When volunteering, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Volunteers should arrive at The Plant at least five to ten minutes before each shift. See our Contact page for information about getting to The PlantJust ring the doorbell when you arrive.
  • Please check in with the Volunteer Coordinator before beginning your volunteer work. The Plant’s Volunteer Coordinator will assign each volunteer work for the day after signing in and filling out any necessary paperwork.
  • Volunteers who are present for a whole workday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., are invited to join us for lunch.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. During colder weather, please be sure to dress warm as most of the building is unheated.

For groups of five or more interested in volunteering at The Plant, please email us at volunteer@plantchicago.com to see if there are upcoming projects to assist with. Because we operate with a very small staff, we typically cannot accommodate large groups of volunteers except for large projects.