Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Urban Farming with Youth Farm


Urban Farming with Youth Farm

Help farmers grow fresh local produce for community members in need!

New York Cares' Farm to Pantry program connects volunteers to local farms to food pantries in needful communities, striving to increase access to fresh produce throughout NYC.

At Youth Farm, volunteers will work directly with professional farmers to assist with all farming aspects, from composting and weeding, to harvesting and processing crops to building benches and raised beds.

All helpers will also have the opportunity to learn from farm staff both informally and through occasional workshops.

New Volunteer Friendly


Green Guerillas, founded in 1973, helps grassroots groups obtain the materials, volunteers and funding they need to sustain colorful community gardens and bountiful urban farms In New York City. They provide technical assistance to gardeners, and distribute free shrubs, trees, bulbs, flowers and containers. Their programs include the Harvest for Neighborhoods Campaign, Garden Futures, Grow Vertical NYC, youth programs, The Youth Farm, and partnerships with NYC Council Members.