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 130,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Urban Ministry of Durham and Open Table in 2016. We could not have done it without the strong support and efforts of our volunteers.

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 Farm Volunteer Hours:   

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.

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.

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

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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.

 

GCF VOLUNTEER CENTER

Several times each year, volunteers are needed to help assemble school supply kits, snoodles and no sew blankets. These items are then distributed to several Boys & Girls Clubs in eastern North Carolina and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). More than 11,000 school kits and over 400 snoodles and no sew blankets were created in 2016.

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.

CURRENT GCF VOLUNTEER CENTER PROJECTS:

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

School Kit Build: 10,000 school kits will be assembled and donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Eastern NC and Tier 1 schools.

GCF Volunteer Center Hours (Indoors): 

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

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.

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

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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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).
  • Wear comfortable closed toe shoes.

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