On the Farm
Our Volunteer Program offers opportunities for individuals, families and groups to participate in our daily work at LexFarm. We strive to accommodate as many volunteers as possible, within the constraints of operating a professionally managed farm operation. Most volunteer opportunities are for people 16 years and older, although we do have a few farm tasks that lend themselves to people as young as five. Volunteer work happens in the fields, greenhouses, around the farm property and in Board of Director and committee meetings.
You must be at least 16 years old. Youth ages 14-16 may work in the fields, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Harvest volunteer opportunities will begin in mid-June.
Join us once a month from 10:00am-12:00pm for larger group oriented projects. Our time will be split between cleaning (heavy lifting, gloves will be provided), and work on the farm (seeding/field work). projects will be based off of weather and season.
All ages are welcome, however children under the ages of 15 must be accompanied by a parent. Unaccompanied minors under 18 will have to print and fill out the waiver form below and bring it with them to participate.
Second Saturdays will resume in April – as long as the snow melts!
Farm Property Work
Want to help with farm property work, but don’t see a project that’s for you? Contact the Property Committee chairperson, Mark Gabrenya, via email at [email protected].
With a Committee
Communications: The Communications Committee work with staff to keep LexFarm members informed about what’s happening at the farm and in our community. We post publicity on listserves, write print articles for local newspapers and work with staff on marketing strategies. We are looking for people who enjoy writing and would like to get involved in publicity. Contact Communication Committee chairperson, Mary Rose Scozzafava, via email at [email protected]
Development: The Development Committee is responsible for fundraising to support LexFarm programs. We connect with members and corporate donors through emails, farm tours and thank you events and we generate a year-end appeal mailing. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our committee to help us write fundraising materials and with individual and corporate donor outreach. Contact Sue Schiffer, via email at [email protected]
Board Development: The Nominating and Board Development Committee is responsible for finding new Board members and for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Board of Directors. We are always eager to interview potential Board of Director members with experience on working on nonprofit Boards. Contact Sue Schiffer via email at [email protected] if you would like information about volunteering on our Board of Directors.
Education: The Education Committee works with staff to build farm-based curriculum, create on-farm educational signs, and run children activities during farm events. We are looking for individuals who are interested in educating the community about sustainable agriculture, local food and organic practices. We welcome teachers, students, parents and anyone who has a passion for teaching the community (and learning along with them) about just where our food comes from. Contact Education Committee chairperson, Amanda Maltais, via email at [email protected]
Events: Events are a fun way to build community and celebrate the season at the farm. We run a handful of events every year: Spring and Fall festivals, and Spring and Fall farm-to-fork dinners. Our event Committee works with staff to coordinate the planning, logistics, and pitch-in with day-of setup and breakdown. We welcome anyone who has a passion for local food and building community as well as time to give. Contact [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.