For Individual Volunteers, NOT Groups

Help with “Harvest Fest” children's activities

Two, masked PMD volunteers help a child and parent make prints using vegetables and vegetation. Strung behind them in the background are more than a dozen completed prints, drying clipped to a line hung between two trees at the 2021 Harvest Fest


  • Sunday 10/15/2023, 12:45pm-4:45pm
  • Rain Date: 10/15/2023 , 12:45-4:45pm
    Sign up for the 10/15 rain date!
  • Sign up by 9/25/2023
    ~1 volunteers are still needed.


Primary Date 10/1 At Maximum Capacity
Rain Date SUNDAY 10/15 NEEDS 5 more volunteers

Assist children and neighbors with fun harvest activities: pumpkin decorating, contests, games, crafts, etc.


Somerville Community Growing Center, Somerville's Union Square

Note: PMD only shares specific directions, maps, and other details with registered volunteers since we cannot accommodate any walk-ins, i.e., unregistered volunteers simply showing up.


The Somerville Community Growing Center is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn, and celebrate to grow community.

Begun in 1994, it is a center for both environmental education and cultural performances. It provides a hands-on learning environment for local youth to learn about the natural world, science, community service and cultural issues. Volunteers coordinate concerts and other events like the annual Harvest Fest that are free to the public, in addition to educational programming.



Sign up for the 10/15 rain date at

Individuals may only sign up themselves (and may not reserve spaces for others).

Incomplete submissions cannot be honored.

Youth age 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult (age 18+) who separately registers with PMD by the deadline AND fully participates.

Call PMD if you cannot sign up using our form.
If you experience any difficult registering online to volunteer with PMD, please immediately CALL THE PMD OFFICE at (*82) 1-781-963-0373 so that we can help you AND troubleshoot the problem so that other potential volunteers will not face the same problem. Thanks!
After you successfully complete PMD's online registration for the backup list for the rain date, you will immediately see a confirmation screen AND receive a confirmation email message. Then a few days before this project, PMD will email specific details as PDFs, including directions to the project site (by public transportation and by car*), what to expect, a checklist on how to prepare, and for minors, a waiver-release form since a parent/guardian must co-sign and submit hardcopies (Adult volunteers provide their full consents online, so require no hardcopies).

*Due to area traffic jams and difficulty finding on-street parking, we strongly recommend that drivers plan for an additional 20-30 minutes travel time. On-street visitor parking is allowed on Sundays.



Volunteers age 12+ assist children and neighbors with fun harvest activities: pumpkin decorating, contests, games, nature crafts and activities, and video booth.

Like all PMD projects, this project requires being in excellent health (and living with others who are also), ability to lift and move items up to 20 pounds unaided, good fine motor skills, ability to work semi-independently after brief instruction, and participation for the entire project time span, with water and rest breaks.

All volunteers must register in advance - PMD canNOT accept unregistered "walk in" participants.



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