Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals and Families

Volunteering for Individuals and Families

Looking for an on-going and meaningful way to connect to your community? We are always in need of humble hands to help make our farm look its best.  The Urban Farm at Stapleton offers unique opportunities for individuals and families to add a little country to your city life.

We welcome adults and youth. Volunteering minors, under 18 yo, need to be supervised by an accompanied adult and may not be left on premises alone. Children accompanying a volunteering adult must stay with adult at all times. Typically children under the age of 5 are easily distracted by the animals and may not do well working for a longer period of time. please take this into consideration.

We have a plethora of volunteering OPTIONS. You can choose a gardening, equestrian or whole farm VOLUNTEER EVENT or GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES throughout the year or 4-H and TUF Kids ONLY events.  For general opportunities we ask that you commit to a 2 hour slot on your first day as we will give you a quick tour of the farm and explain what work needs to be done. Your subsequent volunteering days can evolve from there.

Volunteer Application

Current general opportunities:

  • Adopt a chicken coop project – Finish the trim and pain our new chicken coop. Fix up old sheds. All supplies are provided. 
  • Field Trip Leader – lead school groups around the farm (this is a paid position)
  • Water the animals – daily (approx 2 hours per session)
  • Spray down the riding arena (for dust control
  • General farm chores  
  • Vehicle maintenance (requires skilled technician)
  • Adopt a Playhouse – Sweep and clean, minor repairs, weed around the playhouse
  • Trash brigade – collect trash from red-topped trash cans 1x week 
  • Adopt a flower bed – Weekly weeding and clean-up around parking lot beds
  • Greenhouse – Maintain grow-towers, aquaponics system and general clean-up
  • Mowing  – seasonal
  • Mucking – clean out animal pens
  • Poultry care – feed, water, clean up and collect eggs during the week
  • Hospitality Saturdays – welcome our Farm guests on Saturdays, 10am to 1pm
  • Terracycle – Help us raise money by sorting various packaging for Terracycle which cannot be recycled through Denver’s recycling program. More info about Terracycle here

Equestrian Volunteer Events

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – Hunter / Jumper Schooling Show
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – Hunter / Jumper Schooling Show
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – Dressage Schooling Show
Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Hunter / Jumper Schooling Show 

Gardening Volunteer Events

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9am-5pm – Plant Sale Prep 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3pm-8pm – Plant Sale
Thursday, May 17, 2018 9am-8pm – Plant Sale 
Friday, May 18, 2018 9am-8pm – Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 19 9am-7pm – Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 19 10am-4pm – Plant, Eat, and Get Local

Whole Farm Volunteer Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Tree Planting – 9am
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am-12pm – TUF Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – Ice Cream Social – Time TBD
Saturday, September 8, 2018 9am-12pm – TUF Fall Clean-Up
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – FarmFest Time TBD

Volunteer Application