GCF FARM - FEEDING PEOPLE ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers and the money earned from the sale of donated goods at GCF Donation Centers & Stores, the GCF Farm donated more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and other non-profits in 2017.  We could not have done it without the strong support and efforts of our volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the GCF Farm as an individual, family, or group can email volunteer@goodwillenc.org or call (919) 281-9192 for reservations or questions.

GCF Volunteer & Farm Services is unable to provide references, sign external forms, verify volunteer hours or complete paperwork for lawyer recommend and or court mandated programs.

Volunteers assist with seeding, planting, cultivating, and harvesting in the greenhouse or on the fields. Everything we grow is donated. The GCF Farm operates year round.

The GCF Farm is located at 4902 Chin Page Road in Durham, just off Interstate 40 and Miami Boulevard beside our corporate office. Convenient from anywhere in the Triangle.

GCF Volunteer Center Hours (Indoors beside the GCF Farm):   

Monday - Friday     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
              SATURDAY     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS for GCF Farm:

  • 24-hour reservations are required.
  • Volunteers must be 12 years and older unless stated.
  • Yearly online consent form must be completed prior to volunteering (link will be sent upon confirmation).
  • Yearly NC Agriculture pesticide video must be watched and understood by all volunteers (please be prompt).
  • Wear closed toe shoes that will get muddy.
  • Dress accordingly based on weather (i.e. hat, rain coat, layers of clothing that will get dirty).
  • Garden gloves and ice water provided by GCF.
  • Bring water bottle for hydration. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

  • Rain gear recommended.
  • Volunteers may be outside in moderate inclement weather.
  • Volunteers will wait in the break room for 30 minutes if thundering or lightening.

Please click the Volunteer Calendar link below to view our volunteer days and opportunities.

GCF VOLUNTEER CENTER

Volunteers are needed to help assemble school supply kits, snoodles and no sew blankets. These items are then distributed to Tier 1 schools in eastern North Carolina and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). More than 10,000 School Kits, over 400 Snoodles and No Sew Blankets were created in 2017.

No-sew blankets and Snoodles are distributed to parents of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at eastern North Carolina hospitals by GCF Family Support Services.

GCF Volunteer Center Hours (Indoors beside the GCF Farm):   

 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                                                   Or
                                   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Current Indoor Projects:

Jewelry Processing:  Volunteers 16 years and older will be sort and process jewelry to be placed with GCF Donation Center and Stores.

Electronic Recycling: Volunteers will dismantle computer and cellular devices for eco recycling. The ability to use small tools, remove batteries and be able to lift up to 10 pounds is required. 

REQUIREMENTS for indoor projects:

  • 24-hour reservations are required.
  • Volunteers must be 12 years and older unless stated.
  • Yearly online consent form must be completed prior to volunteering (link will be sent upon confirmation).
  • Safety gloves provided by GCF
  • Wear comfortable closed toe shoes.

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