Volunteer at the Farm

NOTE: Good Hope Farm Workdays have been suspended. All Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources facilities are now closed and programming, including classes, events, and camps, is canceled until further notice. Facility rentals are canceled as well. New program registration and facility rentals are postponed until further notice.
This action follows Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order restricting public gatherings to 100 people or fewer, and is taken to encourage social distancing and prioritize the health of Cary’s citizens. 
Full refunds will be issued for any registered camps, classes, facility reservations, and ticketed Town events canceled due to COVID-19.  
Visit www.townofcary.org/covid-19 for more information.

We need your help to grow Good Hope Farm! Join us for one of our monthly workdays, or contact us to schedule a volunteer event for your group.

What to Expect

If you like spending time outside, Good Hope Farm is a great place for you! Volunteers assist with projects that support local farmers and educational programming. Depending on which workday you attend, projects could include:

  • Site cleanup and maintenance
  • Weeding and mulching
  • Planting

Farm or garden experience is helpful, but not required; you will received training on workday tasks. Volunteers under age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact us before the workday if the volunteer is under 12 years of age.

Preparing for the Workday

  • Print and bring a completed volunteer waiver form or fill one out during check-in. Volunteers under 18 years of age must also have a parent or guardian sign their waiver before they can participate.
  • Wear closed-toe, protective shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
  • Bring a water bottle. Water and snacks are provided, but you will need to bring your own cooler if you wish to keep anything cold.
  • Hats, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended.
  • Bring work gloves if you have them.
  • Workdays are held rain or shine, with the exception of any severe weather (snow, thunderstorms). If the workday is canceled, we will post an announcement on our Facebook page no later than 7AM on the morning of the workday.