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’s purpose is to have a positive quality of life 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.
- 2nd Saturdays – Chicora Place Community Garden, 3107 North Carolina Avenue, N Charleston, SC 29405, 9 am – noon *NOTE: Dates may vary, please follow us on social media (www.facebook.com/freshfuturefarm) to keep up with any changes.
- 3rd Saturdays – FFF, 2008 Success Street, N Charleston, SC 29405, 9 am – noon
- Any other dates – Unless you’re a large group (follow instructions below), 3rd Saturdays are the audition for other dates. Work the full three hours and then link up with Germaine and LaToya to make other plans.
- No special registration needed, just show up (and sign in). Children welcome with adult supervision. Groups larger than five people should email us at least a month ahead of time – email@example.com.
- How to prepare: Dress in layers, wear closed toed shoes, bring a water bottle, hat and bug spray (depending on the season).
Volunteers are critical in our goal to create the ‘Disney World of Food Access’ in North Charleston. Here is a brief list of those opportunities.
- Electrical work in our farm store
- General construction
- Technology support – free WiFi, improved internet speed, cyber-security, etc.
- Grant writers (work samples required)
- Videographers (work samples required)
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
- Weeding/sheet mulching
- Special projects – painting, minor construction, event prep
- Farm camps and fundraisers (preference given to established volunteers)
Volunteer Hours: 3rd Saturdays from 9 am – Noon
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
We were fortunate to build a great relationship with College of Charleston Environmental Studies interns. Based on experience, our preference is to work with local students who have built in accountability for work completion. Student interns must commit to a day-long training and tryout at their own expense before being hired.
PLEASE NOTE: Employment at the farm is reserved for individuals who have excelled as interns or volunteers for at least six months. Preference given to residents from communities surrounding the farm.
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