Group Volunteer at Loutet Farm
Group Volunteer at the Farm
Bring your team for a fun day at the Farm
We’ve hosted large volunteer groups from many businesses, and we welcome you to the farm too!
Spending an afternoon at Loutet Farm will give your team the opportunity to learn about growing food while contributing to a great cause!
Because Loutet is a working farm it’s difficult to plan exactly what a volunteer day will look like.
The range of volunteer activities that are available throughout the year include:
- Preparing vegetable beds for planting
- Moving compost or woodchips
- Invasive species removal
Book Your Team Volunteer Event
Our staff will orient and guide your group, provide gloves and all the tools you need to have a great time. The farm has a covered eating area for lunch and snack breaks, and washrooms.
Loutet Farm offers a 3 hour volunteer session in which you will get hands-on at the farm! After an orientation and tour of the farm, volunteers will spend the remainder of the time working on various season specific tasks. Depending on the size of your group you’ll work as one large group or in smaller groups.
Volunteers are mostly required in the spring and fall. We prefer to schedule volunteer sessions on Mondays, Thursdays, or Saturdays.
Bring your gardening questions – we love to talk about growing food!
Group Size: 10-25 people
Contribution Rate: $30 per person for a 3 hour session.
Minimum Contribution: $300 (even if less than 10 attendees).
*Note: Because we want this opportunity to be open to everyone, we can offer discounted rates for non profit, community or youth groups, or if the cost is deemed a barrier to your group.
What to bring and wear
All participants must wear closed toe footwear and weather appropriate clothing. Expect muddy conditions, and that footwear and clothing will get dirty. Bring a water bottle, and wear a hat and sunscreen on summer days.
Because it is extremely difficult to book large groups according to the needs of the farm, cancellations are difficult to accommodate. Because of this, if you cancel less than 6 weeks before your visit, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $300.
Other housekeeping items
There is ample parking in the parking lot outside of Loutet Park and Farm. Washrooms are located in Loutet Park, right beside the farm, and the farm can also provide fresh drinking water. We ask that you please take all your garbage with you, as Loutet Farm does not have access to proper garbage disposal.
How does your contribution help?
Whether you are contributing time or money, your contributions greatly benefit the farm and the wider community! Monetary contributions aid in the growth and production of healthy food to be given to the local community at our Community Markets.
These contributions also cover staffing costs for your visit, and we are therefore unable to waive the contribution requirement.
We accept payment in the form of cash, cheque, or via e-transfer. Official tax receipts can be given for contributions over $50.