Volunteers have always been a vital part of the Land's Sake community, helping us keep our farm and programs running smoothly, year-round! However, due to social distancing precautions during the time of COVID-19, we know that our farm volunteer programs in 2020 will have to look a little different than they have in years past. We've had a tremendous outreach from the community this year, which we are extremely grateful for, however due to guidelines around volunteering we are at full capacity at this time. Please check back again, as things tend to change from season to season.
We look forward to having a great season and hope to see you soon!
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).
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. Our Junior Leader applications are currently on pause as we assess our summer programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in being a Junior Leader in summer 2020 but have not yet applied, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Animal Volunteers
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.
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.
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!