CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are vital to fulfilling our mission of connecting people to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship!
Open volunteer positions are below. We have limited slots in a given area, and they may fill quickly. Staff will contact you to discuss the role and schedule commitment. Contact us with questions. Thanks for your support!
- Work hours are flexible, and consist of half an hour to an hour of animal care once weekly.
- Spring, Fall and Winter volunteers feed our chickens and bunnies one day each week.
- Summer volunteers must be available at 5pm to help put our goats to bed, and will also quickly check on the chickens and rabbits.
- Animal volunteers will be trained on all aspects of animal care, but previous animal or pet care experience is encouraged. Duties include feeding, changing the water, and cleaning cages/coops.
- Animal Volunteers must be capable of lifting up to 20 pounds and working in all weather -- lifting 50 pounds is preferred, but rarely necessary.
*Animal volunteers receive bunny snuggles, goat head butts, and occasional egg bonuses.
Our spring and summer positions are full, but to be informed of openings please email Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our high school intern (formerly Junior Leader) program gives youth entering 9th-12th grades hands-on leadership experience working on the farm. Roles available include the following:
- Summer interns: 8:30am-3pm, Monday-Friday, during our summer program season
- Fall interns: flexible 2-hour commitment scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 1-6:30pm, from September 1st - November 24th
- Weekly volunteer sessions (4-8 hours/week for 8-12 weeks)
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!
For inquires or to volunteer, please email Katrina at email@example.com.
- Work hours are flexible, and would be based on a specific event/activity. We may need lots of hands for a particular farm task, such as removing ground lining, staking tomatoes, end-of-season clean up, or even parking lot traffic control for a Farm to Dinner event.
- Once event activities are determined, and a date and time are set, management will contact volunteers to confirm availability & commitment.
- Event Volunteers must be capable of lifting up to 20 pounds and working in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rainy, etc.). This position requires the ability to work independently, with guidance from department management.
*1-Day Volunteers may receive some compensation if available, but it is not required or expected. These opportunities qualify as community service & engagement.
To sign up for a Volunteer Day, please fill out this form and we will be in touch. Thank you!
For inquires or to volunteer, please email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY FILLED
Help with goat feeding on Saturday and Sunday nights this summer. Animal volunteers receive bunny snuggles, goat head butts, and occasional egg bonuses.
We have a variety of internships available for highschoolers. Spring and fall internships are available with flexible schedules. Internships can be general or focus on environmental education, flower management, or field work. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in one of these positions, and let us know when you are available and what you hope to learn.
Our summer internship program (formerly the Junior Leader program) gives youth entering 9th-12th grade hands-on leadership experiences working in various areas of our farm for 1 week or longer. Interns can choose to focus on farm-work or education. Please read more and apply here.
All internship roles are volunteer positions.
Gleaning volunteers help us provide our neighbors with produce that is culturally relevant and time sensitive to harvest. Volunteers will help our crew of gleaners each Wednesday at 3 pm, for 1-2 hours. This opportunity is flexible and does not require a commitment each week.
Gleaners will harvest and pack for our donation partner, Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Volunteer support will allow us to meet our goal of providing our partners with a greater variety of produce that is culturally relevant and time sensitive to harvest, as well as allow us to harvest from plantings that our field crew is no longer accessing for the CSA and farm stand.
If you are interested in volunteering on either a regular basis or just one time, please fill out the following volunteer form and let us know the best way to contact you. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this opportunity.
WORKSHARE OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY FILLED
Workshare / Volunteer Policies
All Workshares and Volunteers are subject to the following policies:
- Workshare & Volunteering begins early June and continues through to the end of October, to fit the twenty-week schedule of the CSA and farm season. Arrangements may be made in advance with the farm team to adjust your individual schedule, but we ask to keep continuity throughout the season.
- Similarly, if you are ill, injured, or have an emergency that will cause you to miss your shift, please contact a department manager as soon as possible via email or phone.
- Workshares & Volunteers are expected to arrive and end their shifts on time. Multiple absences or lateness may result in being asked to leave the program.
- Farm work can be physically strenuous and workers may be subject to sudden weather changes. We recommend dressing in layers with long sleeves and pants, wearing closed toed shoes, and bringing a hat. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks if desired, rain gear if needed, and gloves if preferred.