"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members".

- Corretta Scott King


Our apologies, but all Koiner Farm Volunteerships for the season are currently full.  If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please send a letter of interest to hannah@ckcfarming.org.

We need more neighborhood farms in Montgomery County.  If you are interested in starting a farm in your our neighborhood, please check out our land stewardship page.

CKC volunteers follow in Charlie Koiner's footsteps.  Charlie ran Koiner Farm for nearly 40 years.  Since his passing in January 2019, CKC's volunteers have been working to ensure that Koiner Farm does not miss a beat (or a beet) without Charlie at the helm.  CKC's wonderful, dedicated, knowledgeable group of volunteers keep Koiner Farm running smoothly and ensure that it remains a true community treasure!  

  • CKC volunteers dedicate a minimum of two hours per week to working on the farm. 

  • Volunteers typically work evenings or weekends (with the exception of our harvest crew). 

  • We try to accommodate varied schedules - as volunteers become more accustomed to working on the farm, their hours tend to be more flexible (as much as the farm will allow)

  • Volunteer work includes soil prep, seed planting, seed saving, watering, weeding, picking, composting, food sales/distribution, minor construction and repair, cleaning and more

  • For more details, please see our FAQs for Interns & Volunteers.

  • If you are interested in a CKC Volunteership please send a letter of interest to hannah@ckcfarming.org.


If you are not sure if a CKC Volunteership is right for you, please consider participating in some of our on-farm events, such as Volunteer Days.  Volunteer Days are a great way to introduce yourself to Koiner Farm and see if you catch the farming "bug".  


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