VOLUNTEERS

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New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers!

New Haven Farms exists because of volunteers like you who want to be a part of something great. Whether it’s getting your hands in the dirt, assisting with the Farm-Based Wellness Program, or sharing other skills such as graphic design or social media expertise, you can find a place to have fun and contribute to our New Haven Farms community!
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As you may guess, we have fewer volunteer opportunities in the winter, when we are inside planning for the growing season.

More volunteer opportunities open up in the spring, when we look for volunteers to help out on our farms. Then, when the Farm-Based Wellness Program starts in late-May, we need a lot more volunteer help on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons and evenings.

Please refer to the specific volunteer openings on this page and please email Anna Barry by filling out the form below or at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org with any questions.

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Farm Team Volunteer (needed March through October)

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Farm Team is the heart of our organization; without these individuals, our farms would not function! As a Farm Team Volunteer, you will work with our Farm Director, Jacqueline, to plant, cultivate, water, and harvest our produce. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn about organic vegetable production, and most importantly, enjoy the satisfaction of being outside and growing healthy food! We are looking for individuals who can commit to coming regular weekly hours – either Tuesdays/Thursdays 8am-12pm or Tuesdays/Thursdays 3pm-6pm. This position is unpaid; however, if the volunteer commits to regular weekly volunteering, we will provide a weekly half share of vegetables (enough veggies for 2-3 people).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Reliable
  • Excited to learn about all aspects of small scale organic food production

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Anna Barry at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org, or fill out the form on this page.

 

Cooking & Nutrition Team Volunteer (Needed June through September)

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

New Haven Farms’ Farm-Based Wellness Program expands participants’ knowledge of healthy eating; they learn about the preparation of balanced meals and the nutritional content of foods, with special attention to fats and carbohydrates. The Cooking & Nutrition Volunteer will support our Cooking and Nutrition Educator in healthy meal preparation, material preparation, food distribution, recipe creation, and nutrition education (if qualified). Cooking & Nutrition volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September for any amount of time between 3pm-8pm to help with our Farm-Based Wellness Program. This position is unpaid; however, if the volunteer commits to regular weekly volunteering, we will provide a weekly half share of vegetables (enough veggies for 2-3 people).

TO APPLY:

Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Anna Barry at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org, or fill out the form on this page.

 

Youth Environmental Education Volunteer (Needed June through September)

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Environmental Educator Volunteer will be a leader in supporting and developing the Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program. The purpose of the program is to give children a chance to explore and learn about the environment, food system and nutrition through interactive lessons and farm activities. The youth program runs in conjunction with our Adult Farm-Based Wellness Program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Volunteers are needed Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30pm-8:00pm through September.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
  • Knowledge of or interest in gardening, environment, science, health and nutrition, and physical activities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired but not essential

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Anna Barry at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org, or fill out the form on this page.

 

Research & Welcome Table Team Volunteer (Needed June through September)

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Welcome Table Team Volunteer plays an essential role in greeting our Farm-Based Wellness Program participants, taking their weights and other vitals (training provided), helping with weekly participant surveys, and providing program support as needed. This is a fun position for a well organized, social individual. This position can be combined with any of our other Tuesday/Thursday evening volunteer positions.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
  • Knowledge of or interest in gardening, environment, science, health and nutrition, and food systems
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) – must be bilingual for Tuesdays, English only is OK for Thursdays

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Anna Barry at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org, or fill out the form on this page.

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