Marra Farm - Volunteer Information
Can't make it?: Please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - it will help us plan accordingly.
Where to go: Marra-Desimone Park (more commonly known as Marra Farm) is located at 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 in Seattle's South Park neighborhood. If you travel by bus, the 60 will drop you off three blocks away.
Is there parking? Yes, there is free parking on the 4th Street side of the farm.
When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. Farms shifts are 10am to 2pm. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.
How to find us: Make sure you enter the farm from the parking lot on the 4th Avenue side. We will be waiting for you there.
TWIF Lead: We have a TWIF Lead at every event to lead the volunteer group. They will be your go-to person for everything you need during the event.
What to bring: You must have proper identification with you to volunteer. Please bring a water bottle and something to eat as options in the area are extremely limited. Since the event is outside, we also recommend sunscreen. We will supply you with gloves and the tools that you need but if you have your own gardening gloves that you would prefer, you are welcome to bring them.
What to wear: You're going to be playing in dirt - so plan to get dirty. Wear appropriate clothing and layers are always a good idea.
Will we be inside or outside? Outside
Can I bring a friend? We still need volunteers for this event and we would appreciate any efforts you make in helping us find more volunteers. Feel free to tell your friends and co-workers - just make sure they register for a shift here.
How does this help? This farm operates with the generosity of awesome volunteers - just like you! Marra Farm is an urban community farm that engages the community in sustainable organic gardening provides nutrition & gardening education & enhances local food security. The farm helps to provide to senior lunch programs through the Providence Regina House Food Bank, Mien senior citizens, and Concord Elementary School students and their families.
In an age where childhood obesity is skyrocketing programs like Marra Farm is critical. This farm is possible due to volunteers like you who combined put in thousands of hours of work to produce the wonderful produce & education that comes from the Farm.
Age Requirement: 18+
Documentation: Upon request, we will gladly supply you with documentation for your volunteer hours for work or school purposes. We do NOT, however, provide court documentation. We do not believe that volunteering is a punishment and under no circumstances will we provide documentation for court-ordered community service.
Training: Our team will be there to show you everything you need to know upon arrival!