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Volunteering at Howell Farm  

From the beginning, volunteers from Mercer County and nearby communities have played a vital role in the creation, planning, development and operation of the Farm. Volunteers help the staff with farming, public and school programs, restoration projects, the corn maze and with the preservation, demonstration and teaching of historical crafts and trades. A major function of the Friends of Howell Farm is to support the needs of the volunteer program, including volunteer training and recognition.

In 2020, the value of time contributed by Howell Farm volunteers exceeded $182,334, based upon the formula used by the nation’s leading agency on volunteerism — the Independent Sector — whose 2016 assessment cited the replacement cost of one hour of volunteerism in New Jersey at $29.49.

2020 Volunteer Hours: 6,620

  • Project Volunteers 2,225
  • Co-op Program Volunteers 100
  • Maze Volunteers 2,100
  • Staff Time Volunteered 610
  • Agricultural Interns 1,040
  • Public Program Volunteers 185
  • Friends of the Farm Volunteers 210
  • Sewing Guild 150

Replacement Cost of 2020 Volunteer Time: $195,814

To learn about how you can get involved at Howell Farm, contact Kim Daly at

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Dan Benson, Mercer County Executive

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