Volunteering with Land’s Sake
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 April through October.
Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible contribution of $500/corporate group and $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, typically for our farm and forestry programs. 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 splitting firewood, to planting onions and garlic, to mulching our fields. As such, our Volunteer Days are typically announced 2-3 weeks ahead of time via email. The best way to learn about our Volunteer Days is to join our mailing list, so you can see the announcements as they come out!
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. Our 2016 Workshares are full, please check back in 2017!
Junior Counselor Program
Our Junior Counselor program gives youth entering 10th-12th grade hands-on leadership experience with our Farm and Forest summer program for elementary students. Junior Counselors commit to one or more week-long program sessions and are expected to be at the farm from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on each weekday. Responsibility, enthusiasm, patience, and excitement for working outdoors with young children are essential. There are up to two Junior Counselor positions available for each of the seven weeks of Farm and Forest. Junior Counselors will be supervised by the Lead and Assistant Farm and Forest Educators. Learn more here about Farm and Forest. Our 2016 Junior Counselor program is full, please check back in 2017!
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, however 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org if 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 us at email@example.com.