Farm Volunteer

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

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Volunteer Program

Long Term or Work Day

 Long Term volunteer opportunities at the farm generally require a weekly commitment of 2-4 hours per week for the growing season (Spring to Fall) or a minimum of 3 months.

Work Day Option at the farm are a great alternative for people who want to be involved at the farm but are unable to commit to a weekly schedule. Throughout the season, a work day volunteers their time twice a month and assisting us in various seasonal tasks.   

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Responsibilities: 
Volunteers contribute to daily farm tasks with our farm crew and the farms ongoing projects such as:

Transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and processing crops. Cleaning, compost maintenance and bed turnover, etc.

 

Skills and Qualifications:
Volunteers must be willing to work hard, get their hands dirty, and not distract farmer or farm crew!

All community members age 15 and up are welcome to apply.    

 

Physical Requirements: 

Strong back and knees, able to kneel, squat and bend for long periods time, in all weather conditions. Must be able to lift 30lbs.

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What to Bring

What to Bring:
Water, snack, good energy (smiling face), sun-protection (hat highly recommended), garden gloves. Appropriate dressing, close toed shoes required, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions (we recommend dressing in layers).

Also please note the farm is out of cell range.

Energy Exchange

Perks or Exchange:
Long term volunteers will be set up with a weekly seasonal harvest share.

Work day volunteers will be provided farm fresh goodies at the end of the day. 

When Applying:
Consider the type of volunteer position you can commit to and you are interested. (work day or long term)

For a better understanding of what you can expect as a volunteer and what is expected of you by Nutrient Dense Farm, we ask you to read and sign the following

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