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Queens Farm Volunteer Day Registration

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Dig in with us at Queens Farm! Get your hands dirty at one of NY State's longest continually farmed sites, dating back to 1697.

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Queens Farm welcomes individuals (ages 18 & older) to work alongside our farmers in the growing fields through our Cultivator Crew Volunteer Days. Volunteer days & time slots are Tuesdays 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm, and must be pre-selected as spaces are limited. Volunteering at Queens Farm is a great way to meet your neighbors, enjoy the great outdoors, and learn about sustainable agriculture at NYC's working farm.

Planning your visit:

  • Prepare to get dirty! Wear proper outdoor work attire (hat, sunglasses, layers, rain gear, gardening gloves, closed-toed shoes, etc.).
  • Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Bring snacks/lunch with you (there is no cafe on site).
  • Tasks are often physically strenuous, and can include weeding, mulching, turning compost, or harvesting, depending on the needs of the farm that day.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to stay for the whole time slot.
  • Free street parking along Little Neck Pkwy; Accessible by public transit (Q46 bus to Little Neck Parkway or LIRR to Floral Park station & taxi ride).
  • Queens Farm has public restrooms on site.
  • Rain or shine.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Volunteers — The safety & health of our volunteers is our top priority.

  • Maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself, farm staff and other visitors.
  • Wear a face covering when unable to 6-foot social distance.
  • All volunteers will be required to sign COVID-19 self-certification documentation and take temperature upon check-in.
  • Volunteer capacity has been reduced to ensure social distancing; pre-registration required on Eventbrite.

Personal Care

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • If hand washing is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you sneeze or cough, do so only into a tissue (and immediately dispose of it) or into the crease of your elbow.

Please note:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • We cannot accommodate groups on Volunteer days at this time.
  • Activities do not include hands-on work with our livestock; only field work.
  • If you cannot make your time slot, please cancel your registration to allow for another volunteer to register in your place.
  • Repeat volunteers can call us at 718.347.3276 to pre-register by phone.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Queens Farm!


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Queens County Farm Museum is the longest continually farmed site in New York State. The original property was farmed by the Adriance family beginning in 1697. Today, the farm serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment creating conversations about biodiversity, nutrition, health and wellness, climate change and preserving local history. The Queens County Farm Museum is a New York City Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Queens Farm hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs, public events and adult education programs. 

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