Plant Chicago would be nothing without our volunteers!
We offer various volunteer opportunities Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm. This winter, we'll be rearranging our aquaponic system and re-developing our mushroom program.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities include aquaponic farm maintenance, mushroom fruiting chamber harvest/cleaning, farmers market setup/take down, giving tours, community outreach and assistance with our educational programming.
Our volunteer orientation consists of a brief tour of The Plant, as well as introductions and examples of volunteer tasks. You'll also sign a waiver form and get acquainted with the building and Plant Chicago staff.
If you are under 18 and would like to volunteer, we will need your parent/guardian to sign our waiver form. You must be 16+ to volunteer with Plant Chicago.
Once oriented, feel free to join us any Saturday for one of the following shifts: 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm or the full day 10 am - 5 pm (full day volunteers are welcome to join us for a free vegan lunch).
Please keep in mind that The Plant is an active construction area and place of business. So, dress accordingly! Close-toed shoes are required, along with clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.