TN Promise Community Service on the farm
Shifts are open now to meet the Dec. 2 Tennessee Promise scholarship deadline. Please note that shifts are limited, and only available in October.
Fresh, local food for all! Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment. Farm to Families volunteers will support local producers by helping care for a wide variety of crops and other plants. In return, Second Harvest partner farms donate a portion of the bounty to people who need fresh, healthy food.
Projects vary and may include: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting, or gleaning. Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift. Green thumbs not required! We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
This project takes place outside on a farm. You WILL get dirty!
• Closed-toe shoes are required for all volunteers’ safety. No exceptions. Comfortable work boots or other sturdy shoes are recommended. You’ll be standing/walking much of the shift.
• Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Please dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions by wearing layers and bringing rain gear.
Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs.
Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Volunteers must create an account and click “I am a Tennessee Promise student” to view and sign up for shifts. Students must sign up for the designated Tennessee Promise shifts to receive credit for service hours.
When submitting your Tennessee Promise community service hours, please list Lucy Vigil as your supervisor. She can be reached at 615-627-1581 or by email.
Please review our Volunteer Policies and Procedures.
This project is not eligible for court appointed or Tennessee Promise community service hours.