Interested in Volunteering at MSU Tollgate Farm?

Browse and click the tiles below to find an area of interest for volunteer opportunities.
No garden experience necessary!
For general volunteering questions please contact Carmen Hamilton at hamil466@msu.edu or call 248-347-3860 x. 239. 



See below for other opportunities including: 



Plant A Row (PAR) Garden Volunteers

Plant Nursery maintenance/gardening

Education Garden Volunteers - garden with summer campers

4-H Club plant and maintain garden beds with club (See 4-H Club web page)

4-H Club Soap Making (See 4-H Club web page)


       Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2023 


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Every great event has a team of great people who make it happen. Pumpkinfest has a wonderful team of staff and volunteers who love the Farm and who love to help. There are so many different supporting roles where Tollgate visitors would appreciate your help.

Adults and youth 16 and older, we invite you to consider volunteering in one of the many roles available for this event.

A sample of volunteer positions available:

  • Wagon ride helper
  • Children's Straw Land
  • Cider press helper
  • Sound board operator
  • Food concessions 
  • Volunteer headquarters hospitality
  • Welcome center 
  • Fishing helper
  • Volunteer musicians

The farm supports volunteer opportunities for the following groups:

  • Individuals looking for volunteering opportunities
  • Master Gardeners
  • High school students looking for community service hours
  • College students needing volunteer hours for an internship
  • Eagle Scouts and other scouting groups
  • Corporate and non-profit volunteer programs and groups
  • Conversation Stewards
  • Court appointed community service