Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Guidestone!

Through knowledge-sharing with staff and other volunteers, and working on place-based projects, Guidestone volunteers have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to Salida, strengthen the local food economy, and grow the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Whether running the cider press at the Pumpkin Patch Festival, leading tours of the Historic Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center, or harvesting at the Community & School Farm, volunteers provide support to our community!

To learn more about any of the opportunities below, or discuss other ways you can provide support, please email or call 719-239-0955.

Community & School Farm

2021 Volunteer Open Hours at the Farm

These are the times when we are committed to being at the farm and working with volunteers.

In November 2021, our volunteer times will be:

  • Tuesday, 11/2, 9 am to noon
  • Monday, 11/8, 1-3:30 pm
  • Monday, 11/15, 9 am to noon
  • Monday, 11/22, 10 am to noon

Special Farm Volunteer Projects

Sometimes we have special projects, or last minute volunteer needs. If you’d like to be added to an on-call volunteer list, please email Thank you so much for your interest!

Things to know about volunteering on the farm:

  • You can volunteer for all or part of any shift.
  • Volunteers receive produce to take home, as seasonally available.

School Gardens

Tidy-Up Tuesdays

We also welcome support for maintaining the school gardens, especially over the summer and fall, through our 2021 Tidy-Up Tuesdays.

Longfellow Elementary School Garden

Odd-Numbered Tuesdays
June 15th through September 21st
4:30-5:30 pm

Salida Middle School Garden

Even-Numbered Tuesdays
June 8th through September 28th
4:30-5:30 pm

For more information about volunteering at the Community & School Farm or the school gardens, please email:

Hutchinson Homestead and Learning Center

Click here.

Farmhands Youth Education Programs

Please contact or call 719-239-0955.

Pumpkin Patch & Special Events

Please contact or call 719-239-0955.