Thank you WEI Volunteers! We cannot do this work without you and appreciate all you do to help with our food, farming, and environmental justice mission! You make this work possible!

Help Out with Garlic Harvest!
Garlic harvest will soon be in full swing! Schedule a time to come help Hillary, our illustrious garlic farmer, dig her prized heirloom garlic. Help is especially needed in the next two weeks. Email volunteer@w-e-i.org with the date and time you'd like to get garlicky!
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at the Farm
  • Volunteer work hours at the farm: 10:00-4:30 every day until the end of October. Earlier arrivals or evening hours also available. Winter hours will be posted in October.
  • All experience levels welcome, work a full or partial day
  • At this time we request that all volunteers be 18 year of age or older

Volunteer at Mill City Outdoor Market on Saturdays
  • 7:00 am - 2:00 pm 1704 S. 2nd St, Minneapolis
  • Volunteers needed August 22nd, 29th and September 19th
  • If you'd like to volunteer any other market dates you can sign up on the wait list and we will call you if there is a cancellation

  • Greeters, food runners, and clean up crew. 3pm-9pm, Every Wednesday in August

Volunteer for Veggie Rx and Food Shelf Harvest/Packing
Weekends (either Saturday or Sunday or both)
  • Aug 1-2, Aug 15-16, Aug 29-30, Sept. 12-13, Sept. 26-27 Oct. 10-11,Oct.24-25
Herb Farm Volunteers
For Students enrolled in WEI's Organic Herb Farming class, you can schedule your herb farming volunteer hours by contacting Kayla at
volunteer@w-e-i.org to let us know when you are coming. Any day but Tuesday is good. Provide date and time for your volunteer hours in your email.
How to Sign-Up
Emailing your request: Send to volunteer@w-e-i.org with your name, phone #, what you want to do as a volunteer, and your preferred date(s) and times. You learn the most from regular volunteer hours over the season.

Once you have sent in your email request:
  • You will receive a confirmation email for your volunteer request
  • Thoroughly read your confirmation email with details about your shift
  • Reply to this confirmation before coming to the farm

When you arrive to do your volunteer work at WEI:
  • Check in and sign in at the brick farm house at the top of the hill.
  • WEI staff person or farm crew member will go over COVID-19 precautions.
  • Have your temperature taken with forehead no-touch thermometer
  • Ask for a demonstration and directions for your farm tasks. Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.
  • Enjoy the day and remember to bring a lunch
  • Sign out and come back soon.

Questions or any changes: email volunteer@w-e-i.org
Last minute changes: contact WEI Office 651-583-0705 ASAP

All volunteers will be working at WEI's Amador Hill Farm, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056 unless otherwise specified. Questions: 651-583-0705
Volunteers In Action
Farmer Lauren and Volunteer Liz featured in the Star Tribune!
The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.

Our mission brings together agricultural, food, and environmental justice, one community at a time; one farm at a time, one person at a time and all of us together.