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Windy City Harvest Corps

Application Process

  1. Attend an information session at the Farm on Ogden, 3555 W. Ogden Ave. All information sessions are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • January 14, January 28
    • March 11, March 25
    • May 6, May 20
  2. Complete a three-hour, unpaid farm work shadow day and interview. Work shadow dates and times are announced at the information sessions.
  3. Provide Windy City Harvest staff with a copy of your city of Chicago Rap Sheet and/or DD-214 and complete an ADP background check through the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Harvest Corps Member Qualifications

  • Live in the city of Chicago
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be able to provide Rap Sheet from the state of Illinois or state where crime was committed; proof of non-violent/ non-sexual criminal background
  • Be able to provide a DD-214 to document military service—honorable/dishonorable discharge
  • Be able to provide a Social Security card, birth certificate, and a valid state ID/driver’s license upon hire
  • Be available to work full-time Monday through Friday
  • Demonstrate a real interest in a full-time job
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work a manual labor job in all weather conditions
  • Commit to the Windy City Harvest standards of full-time employment performance. Absences and tardiness are not tolerated.