Volunteer: Farm Hand
As a volunteer you will be thrown right into the daily activities of the crew. Depending on the day and the season you may be asked to help harvest, weed, transplant, wash vegetables, pack orders, tidy up for an event or partake in other tasks or projects. There is always something to do on the farm!
It is often a good idea to wear layers, as the temperature tends to fluctuate throughout the day, depending on which area of the farm you are assigned to (i. e. greenhouse vs field work). Footwear is also something important to be considered. Please wear study work shoes. Flip-flops and other less durable shoes are not suitable for farm work. Some other items to bring include: Sunscreen, Hat for the sun, Work gloves, A bottle of water, A sense of humor and a good attitude.
Volunteers are welcome at the farm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We split our day into a morning and an afternoon shift: the morning shift is from 9:00 AM to about 12:00 PM and the afternoon shift starts about 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM.
Please plan to commit at least 3 hours of your time as a volunteer with us at The Food Initiative farm. This ensures enough time is available for clear instruction and training before beginning a shift, cleanup time at the end of a shift and a reasonable amount of time for project or task completion.
*Schedule to volunteer at least 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE*
Want to bring a group to the farm? We can do that! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Just like it “takes a village” to raise children, it “takes a village” to run a successful non-profit like The Food Initiative.
Find your niche. Are you a fundraiser, graphic designer, teacher, event planner, grant writer? The list could go on and on. Let us know what skill set you feel like you could bring to The Food Initiative and we will find a place to get you plugged in.
Most committees do not meet often, but communicate via email to get things accomplished. Committees will hardly ever meet more than once a month. Fill out the “Volunteer Applicaiton” so we can see where you might serve best.