Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Sweet Farm. Volunteers come from all walks of life to donate their time across a range of tasks and we value any commitment you are able to give.
Whether it’s 1 day a week or 2-3 days a month, all help is greatly appreciated. In return, we offer a variety of opportunities for meaningful participation to anyone who wants to make a difference for animals and our environment.
Volunteers are indispensable to our organization and we wouldn’t be able to operate without your devoted help. From caring for animals, getting your hands dirty in the garden, providing administrative support, or helping with fundraising events, there are opportunities for everyone who wants to help make a difference.
How to Get Involved
1. Complete the volunteer application HERE.
2. Attend a 2-hour volunteer orientation (held seasonally; pre-registration is required). Check your application submission confirmation email for the exact date and time.
3. After orientation, you'll meet with a volunteer program staff member and get signed-up for your first shift.
Farm Animal Care Assistant
Assist with various farm assignments which may include mucking stalls, cleaning the barn, feeding and helping to care for animals, collecting eggs, filling supplies, cleaning water bowls and troughs, and other tasks.
Assist with barn and other grounds maintenance projects that are determined daily according to the greatest and most timely needs. Farm chores and projects may include, but are not limited to, barn cleaning, gardening, fence repair, painting, and raking. These chores are not glamorous and may be physically demanding and/or repetitious; however, every duty allows us to continue our mission of rescuing, protecting, and caring for farmed animals in need.
Working together with the Agricultural Production Manager, Field Assistant volunteers may work on any of the following duties that are essential to the growing of our heirloom vegetable, herb and flower crops: sowing seeds in trays or directly into prepared soil, transplanting seedlings into prepared soil, light weeding of vegetable, herb and flower beds. Field Assistants will gain horticultural experience and learn hands-on about small-scale food production using regenerative and sustainable methods to grow.
The Harvest Leader will guide CSA U-Pick subscribers in the weekly harvesting of delicious vegetables, culinary herbs, flowers and berries. Experience with harvesting, selling at farmers markets, and/or flower arranging is a big plus.
Working together with the Agricultural Production Manager, Harvest Assistants will help pick an array of fragrant, vibrant, and useful plants grown on the farm. Harvest Assistants will gain knowledge about gauging crop maturity and quality, as well as harvest, storage, and preservation methods.
Special Event Representative
Assist with special events and community outreach programs that advocate animals and organic farming through education to empower people to lead humane and sustainable lives through their daily choices.
Provide administrative support to our fundraising, educational, and volunteer activities on the farm.