Volunteer With Us!

To learn more about any of the opportunities below, or talk about other ways you can support us, please contact info@guidestonecolorado.org or call 719-239-0955. Thank you for your support!

Volunteer opportunities are available to support Guidestone Colorado’s mission to grow a vibrant local food economy in Colorado through education, community building, and partnerships.

Guidestone’s wonderful volunteers increase the capacity of the organization, and are an integral component of meeting our mission. Working to strengthen the local food economy and growing the next generation of farmers, ranchers and leaders is not the work of one organization but must include the concerted efforts of a community. Through knowledge sharing with staff and other volunteers, and working on place-based projects, volunteers have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to place and foster learning communities. Whether running the cider press at the Pumpkin Patch Festival, leading tours of the Historical Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, or harvesting at the Salida School Garden, volunteers provide Guidestone’s programs with the community support we need to succeed!

Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center
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Farmhands Youth Education Programs
Please contact info@guidestonecolorado.org or call 719-239-0955.

Pumpkin Patch & Special Events
Please contact info@guidestonecolorado.org or call 719-239-0955.

2020 Community & School Farm Volunteer Days

COVID-19 Update: We are eager to invite volunteers and the community back to the farm once the Stay at Home order is lifted!

The information below gives a sense of our needs when we are able to have volunteers.

Come for a day or commit to a regular weekly shift for the season! Any time you can contribute is a tremendous help in sustaining the program.

Guidestone and partners have developed the Community & School Farm to include just under an acre of production on Salida School District land, which is home to an orchard, raised and in-ground beds, a tool shed, a poly-house, a movable high tunnel greenhouse, and nineteen 150 ft long production rows. As a primarily non-mechanized operation, most of our work at the Community & School Farm is accomplished by hand, rendering community volunteers an invaluable element of our program and operations!

Tasks will vary depending on the season and the day, and can range from harvesting, washing, and packaging produce to bed cleanup, composting, bed formation, irrigation installation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, and/or pruning. No prior experience is required; we will show you how to perform each task. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your friends or family! Youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please email monica@guidestonecolorado.org.