Elawa Farm would not be what it is without the much-appreciated time, talents, and efforts put in by our community of volunteers. Whether your interest is gardening, flower arranging, cooking & baking, participating in a classic garden market, or finding fellowship, we have volunteer options for you.
The main volunteer season is April to December, Monday through Saturday. Volunteers typically participate in the garden, market, or kitchen. Individuals, families, businesses, and community groups are welcome – no experience necessary!
If you are interested in volunteering at Elawa as a family or group, please contact us at email@example.com.
The garden is a great opportunity for folks who enjoy the outdoors. It is also a terrific option for school service hours, master gardener volunteer hours, community groups or corporate team building. Individuals and groups of volunteers help with planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting vegetables and flowers in the garden from June to November.
Volunteer hours are Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – noon during the season. Volunteer opportunities to begin in June!
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Market volunteers greet and welcome visitors to Elawa. Working both indoors and outdoors, volunteers assist staff and other volunteers with flower arranging, merchandising, sales, customer service, sampling, and tidying in the Garden Market on Friday and Saturday mornings.
In season, the Garden Market is open Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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The Kitchen at Elawa is a lively center of activity, delicious foods & cooking classes. In the kitchen, we cook with the seasons and use produce from our garden as well as other local farms as much as possible. Kitchen volunteer duties include prepping food items for market, packaging, and dishwashing.
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All volunteers must complete a signed waiver to participate. Please visit our Front Office to sign an annual waiver. Those under the age of 18 must have a signature of a parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or group chaperone for all training and service. We also ask volunteers to sign in and document their donated time in our volunteer office as it is important to us to recognize your dedicated efforts throughout the year!
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org