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Harvest Hands

The Harvest Hands Volunteer Program offers participants an opportunity to deepen their involvement with the mission of Jones Valley Teaching Farm while gaining experience on a small-scale diversified farm. 

Our farmers will train volunteers on food safety practices and harvest techniques. Through your participation in the harvest and distribution of fresh healthy produce, you will be directly involved in our efforts to build food-resilient, healthy, and connected communities.

Program Details
  • Held at the Center for Food Education at 701 25th St North, Birmingham, AL 35203 
  • Mondays & Thursdays, 8:30am-12:00pm, April 15th–November 21st
    • April & May: Thursdays
    • June – October:  Monday & Thursdays
    • November: Thursdays
  • Open to individuals ages 16+
  • Must Watch Food Safety Training Video and be at their first shift at 8:30am

What We Look For:

  • Believers in the power of food
  • Passion for JVTF’s goal of building food-resilient, healthy, and connected communities 
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Working well with others
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous farming or gardening experience a plus but not required
  • Must be flexible to work in many extreme weather conditions, not mind getting very dirty, and coexist with all kinds of bugs
  • The ability to participate in the physically demanding needs of farm work
  • We strongly encourage people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities to join us


  • Work, learn, laugh, and grow alongside an amazing team of passionate people
  • Access to fresh produce as available; dependent on programming needs