Volunteer On-Boarding Information
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
- All volunteers must complete a waiver form. Minors must have their waiver filled out by their parent or guardian.
- Volunteers under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by an adult/ guardian. This person must be present on the farm with the youth throughout the duration of their volunteer shift.
- We encourage everyone to take periodic breaks to rest and enjoy their time on the farm. However, we ask that all volunteers keep in mind the mission we are collectively working towards- to grow accessible, fresh, healthy food for our larger community. This requires volunteers remain focused on their tasks to the best of their ability, throughout their shift.
- We ask that volunteers kindly log their hours on our website when their shift is complete. Logging hours helps us look like good investments to our funders!
- Equipment will be available at LCF for volunteer use. However, due to COVID-19 or other reasons volunteers may prefer to use their own tools:
- Gloves, spades, clippers * materials will vary depending on the day and given tasks.
ANTICIPATED 2021 VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
|April – May||Due to COVID, we are limiting people on farm to staff.|
|May – September||Volunteers needed for field-work. Please contact Farmer Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a shift.|
|June – October||Volunteers needed at CSA distribution, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 PM. Contact Farmer Glenn to arrange a shift. Regularity for this task is greatly desired!|
|June – October||Driving vegetables to our distribution sites in Devens, Lowell, and Leominster. Contact Lynne DeLorenzo at email@example.com to arrange a shift.|
I had fun at the community farm … I learned a lot about how to manage crops and
vegetables while helping to do just that. I helped prepare the farm for a very snowy winter, and learned about management of the farm in winter. Overall, I had a great time working at the farm. Callum, 13 years.
Volunteering at the Farm with my son and his friend this fall was just what the doctor ordered. It was a great way to get the kids outdoors, move, and help the community. It is heartening to have an active institution in my community that is committed to improving the environment, as well as educating and feeding the local community. We will definitely be back this season, and my new skills may even inspire me to start gardening at home again! Jasmin, mother of Callum.