Willing Workers on Local Farms

WWOLF (Willing Workers on Local Farms) gathers ‘packs’ of volunteers from the community to spend a day working on a local farm. In exchange for helping out with farm chores and various projects, farmers prepare and share a meal with the volunteers that is made with their very own farm fresh products.

If you are interested in participating in WWOLF please join our mailing list (fill out the “Sign Up For Our Newsletter” form in the footer) and keep your eye on Central Oregon Locavore News. Children are welcome, but must be supervised at ALL times!

Lazy Z Ranch

Join is at Lazy Z Ranch on Saturday, August 13 for a morning of work on the ranch.

We will be helping this family ranch tackle some mid-season projects. Find out more and register here.

Deschutes Canyon Garlic

Come to Deschutes Canyon Garlic on Saturday, July 9 to get the garlic out of the ground!

Deschutes Canyon Garlic needs all hands on deck to harvest and hang garlic. This is a big project and many hands really do make light work. Get all of the details and register here.

How it Works

  • Meet at the farm at the designated start time
  • Tour of projects and split into work groups
  • Break for lunch around noon
  • Return to work until finished
  • A light lunch will be provided

What to Bring

  • Work gloves and your favorite hand tool
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Clothing for the weather
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Lunch, snacks, and water
  • Face mask for times when 6-foot distance is not possible

What to Expect

  • Good clean (dirty) fun, new friends and local connections, a deep sense of personal satisfaction, and a boots-on-the-ground education about local farming practices
  • Work at your own pace. Be prepared to sweat, but we also want you to enjoy yourself. Take rest breaks as needed
  • Children are welcome, but they must be supervised at all times
  • As much as we love our furry friends, dogs are not allowed
  • Just so we don’t catch you by surprise, we will ask that you sign a waiver before participating in the work event. Waivers will be available at the farm

Past Events

Sunlife Farm

May 2022

Fibonacci Farm

March 2021

Rainshadow Organics


Casad Family Farms


DD Ranch


Windy Acres Farm


Storm Relief Emergency at Rainshadow Organics

June 2020

Dome Grown Produce

Spring 2020

Dome Grown Produce

Winter 2020

Storm Relief Emergency at Sakari

June 2020

Rainshadow Organics


Dome Grown Produce