BREAK A SWEAT FOR FOOD ACCESS
From weeding to inventory support to building shelving…without dedicated volunteer support Fresh Future Farm could not have accomplished any of our goals. Please consider sharing your time and talent with us. Children are welcome with adult supervision.
Fresh Future Farm is a huge endeavor that intends to have a major impact on our community. We want you to be part of it, not just because we need you, but because if we build this together, and we do it right, the results around us and inside each of us will be amazing, truly.
There are many ways to volunteer and to be part of Fresh Future Farm. We can use help around the farm, in the store, building, technology, electrical…you name it. Below is a partial list of volunteer opportunities.
Maintaining and Building the Dream
As we rehab buildings, prepare our land, and launch our businesses, we will look for volunteers to help us with a variety of types of support suitable for this phase of our plan.
- Rehabbing and structural support for all of the greenhouses
- Electrical work
- General construction
- Technology support
- Grant writers
Once we open our store and actively farming our land, our Volunteer and Internship needs will shift to include a variety of activities related to those operations.
- Compost/vermicompost management
- Seed starting
- Livestock care (coming soon!)
- Farm tours
Volunteer Hours: 3rd Saturdays from 9 am – Noon
New Summer Volunteer Hours: Thursdays from 5 – 6:30 pm
Successful interns must enjoy working outside (in hot, cold and wet weather), meeting and interacting with new people in our community, and learning more about how to grow food. Intern duties will be comprised of physical and administrative tasks including regular maintenance of the farm grounds, assistance setting up for farm tours and farm store sales and other special events, mucking animal coops (coming soon), managing compost and rain capturing systems (coming soon), keeping detailed records of pounds of food sold and/or distributed to the community, and grant writing support. Attention to detail and deadlines is vital. Evening and weekend work may be required.
- Able to work 2-3 hour shifts
- Able to lift 40+ pounds
- Dress in layers for the weather
- Wear sturdy close-toed shoes
- Bring a water bottle
- Expect to get dirty
This last year we were fortunate to build a great relationship and cultivate College of Charleston Environmental Studies interns. Our eventual goal is to grow residential farm interns in order to provide a unique learning experience for future food producers. Farm interns will commit to a week-long training and tryout at their own expense before being hired. We are working to compensate our farm interns with stipends.
If you're interested in volunteering
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