Volunteers play an essential role in setting up and running successful and fun events throughout the year. With a wide variety of jobs, there is something for every interest and experience level!
We host three large annual events, including the Edible Plant Sale, Farm Fest, and the Tilth Conference, as well as several smaller gatherings throughout the year. Our smaller events include activities for Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, Pollinator Week and other gatherings throughout the year. Check back here to learn about upcoming events and join in on the fun — as a volunteer, a participant, or (ideally) both!
Volunteer at Farm Fest
This family-friendly community celebration brings together food demos, craft activities, music and dance performances, children’s storytime and self-guided tours of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands. Volunteers help with set up, activities at the event, and tear-down. This year’s event will be held on the farm on September 17.
Washington farmers, researchers, agriculture professionals and others come together for the Tilth Conference every year to share and learn about organic, sustainable and regenerative growing techniques. A limited number of volunteers may be needed to help prepare for the conference in Seattle or to help coordinate at the conference venue.
Edible Plant Sale
The Edible Plant Sale is an annual Tilth Alliance tradition, our largest fundraiser of the year, a community gathering, a celebration of spring and a plant enthusiast’s delight. In the week leading up to the event and during the weekend, volunteers help with every aspect of the sale, from set-up and plant load-in, to helping shoppers learn about their plant selections and ringing up their purchases, to tear-down after the event.