Farm Volunteer

Farm Volunteer Position Description

Purpose: The purpose of the Farm Volunteer is to do seasonal planting, harvesting and maintenance on the BCFS Farm, in order to sustainably grow fresh produce for customers at the Food Shelf.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planting
  • Mulching
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Composting

Responsible to: Rachel Schaap, Farm Manager

Time Commitment: Starting in May, the farm will have volunteer opportunities available every Tuesday and Thursday and occasional weekends. Click the link below for more information. If volunteering with a group, additional days/ times are available by appointment. Working on the farm is a great opportunity for short term volunteers or new volunteers. No long term commitment required!

Useful Skills: Comfortable working outdoors, attention to detail

Support: Training for this position will be provided. Other volunteers serving in this role can be used as a reference for assistance.

Dress Code: Casual, dress for the weather. Closed toed shoes required.

Activity Level: May involve varying amounts of activity; (long walks, rough terrain, and moderate physical exertion). Many not be recommended for volunteers with some physical limitations.

How to Sign Up/ Contact Information: To see a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities and to sign up please CLICK HERE. For more information or to schedule a group of volunteers on the farm, please contact Rachel Schaap, Farm Manager at bcfsfarm@gmail.com or 218-444-6580 ext. 23.