Volunteers make Common Ground work. We invite you to share your hands, minds, and hearts — and to help us change lives.

If you’d like to get involved, please read the descriptions below, then complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form. Thanks for being part of our work!
HAPPENING NOW: Farm Volunteers Needed! Any Saturday between April-November

Farm VolunteersPano

We love our volunteers! Beginning in April. volunteers can drop in on the farm every Saturday between10am1pm to help us make our garden grow. Stay for as little or as long as you like and green up your thumbs. Find us at the Harvest Pavilion in the Big Garden.

Common Ground High School

Tutor or MentorSpecial events help, tutors, mentors, and classroom assistants are all welcome.

Farm Volunteers

Several farm volunteers smile and give thumbs up while working in the high tunnels on Common Ground's urban farm.If you enjoy working outside, meeting new people, and learning more about how to grow food and care for our animals, you’ll love volunteering on the farm. No experience necessary!

Children’s Programs

Summer Camp Staff

Join us for fun and adventure as a volunteer in programs for children ages 3 – 13!

Children’s programs volunteers typically commit to a regular schedule for at least one season.

Volunteer Groups

Are you the organizer of a GROUP that would like to help on the farm, around our campus, or with a special event? Groups of volunteers are very welcome!



Common Ground’s Wishlist

Common Ground is in need of the items below. If you’d be interested in donating, please contact our site & facilities manager, Keith, at keith.riley@commongroundct.org. We will provide you with a tax letter for your donation and giant heaps of gratitude!

      • 14 passenger van in good, working condition (minivans also helpful!)
      • Full size pickup in good, working condition, ideally with a dump bed
      • Gardening tools
      • Wheelbarrows
      • Toy trucks (for the sandbox)
      • Kitchen tools for the mud kitchen (pots and pans, muffin tins, mixing spoons, sifters)
      • Elastic waited shorts and pants and underwear, boys & girls, sizes 4-12
      • T-Posts or tall wooden/bamboo stakes
      • Sharp, gently or unused scissors/pruners