Volunteers are a vital part of the Land's Sake community; they help us keep our farm and programs running smoothly, year-round! To see what's available, and how to join in, read more about our different opportunities below.
Land’s Sake considers volunteer requests from groups on a case by case basis depending on the nature of work available and the size of the group. Typically, we have farm volunteer work available that can include weeding, stone removal, plastic removal, and harvesting vegetables for donation. We are pleased to engage corporate and community groups in farm work from April through October. To learn more about Group Volunteering or arrange a visit, Contact Education.
Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible contribution of $500/corporate group or $10-$20/individual for community groups. This suggested donation helps defray the costs associated with organizing, leading, and educating groups, ensuring our ability to offer meaningful service learning experiences. Thank you for your support!
Land's Sake hosts a variety of volunteer days throughout the year. They're a great way to get involved in the rhythm of the farm, and learn the techniques and processes we use. Volunteer Days can include anything from collecting maple sap, to planting onions and garlic, to mulching or weeding our fields, to building projects and more!
Volunteer Days are FREE, drop-in events. While no pre-registration is required, we appreciate advance sign ups to help us plan activities in accordance with group size and ages. Open to all ages. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
2019 Volunteer Days:
Each season we offer a limited number of CSA Workshares to help engage our community even further in the harvest. CSA Workshares are involved in all aspects of the CSA, from working in the Flower Garden to overseeing the CSA tent. They are an important part of Land’s Sake, helping us ensure that our CSA shareholders are provided with fresh, local food every week during the growing season. In exchange they receive their very own CSA share. For position descriptions, please refer to our Workshare Volunteer Agreement (pdf). Interested? Contact Hannah.
Junior Leader Program
Our Junior Leader program gives youth entering 9th-12th grade hands-on leadership experience with our Farm & Forest summer program for elementary students. Junior Leaders commit to one or more week-long program sessions and are expected to be at the farm from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on each weekday. Responsibility, enthusiasm, patience, and excitement for working outdoors with young children are essential. Junior Leaders are expected to attend a 1.5-hour training in June and will be supervised by the Lead and Assistant Farm and Forest Educators. This is a volunteer position and participants earn up to 32.5 hours of community service. Learn more here about Farm & Forest. Click here to apply to be a Junior Leader in summer 2020!
Farm Animal Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers (age 13 and over) to help care for the Education Department’s rabbits and chickens. Animal volunteers will be trained on all aspects of animal care, but previous animal care experience is encouraged. Duties include feeding, changing the water, and cleaning cages/coops. Learn more here about the animal program at Land's Sake, and please Contact Education if you are interested in volunteering!
Education Garden Maintenance
During the summer months, we're able to take on a limited number of volunteers to help maintain our Education Garden. Volunteer activities can include but are not limited to weeding, bed maintenance, field maintenance, and cutting back invasive plants. If you're interested in volunteering in the Garden, please Contact Education.