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New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers!

New Haven Farms is looking for volunteers!


ABOUT NEW HAVEN FARMS:


New Haven Farms' nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarms.org.
 


 
Youth Environmental Education Volunteer

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Environmental Educator Volunteer will be a leader in supporting and developing the Youth Farm ­Based Wellness program. The purpose of the program is to give children a chance to explore and learn about the environment, food system and nutrition through interactive lessons and on­ farm activities. The youth program runs in conjunction with our adult Farm Based Wellness Program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on our farm site through September.


Volunteers are needed Tues/ Thurs 4:30pm to 8:00pm through September.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
  • Knowledge or interest in gardening, environment, science, health and nutrition, and physical activities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/ English) desired but not essential
 
TO APPLY:
 
Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Liana at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org
 



Farm Team Volunteer POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The Farm Team is really the heart of our organization—without these individuals, our farms would not function! As a Farm Team Volunteer you will work with our farm manager, Jacqueline, to plant, cultivate, water and harvest the produce that gets distributed to our CSA members. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn about organic vegetable production, and most importantly enjoy the satisfaction of being outside and growing healthy food! We are looking for individuals who can commit to coming regular weekly hours - either Tuesdays or Thursdays 8am - noon or Tues/ Thurs 3pm - 6pm. This position is unpaid however if the volunteer is able to commit to regular weekly volunteering we will provide a half share of weekly vegetables (enough veggies for a house of 2-3 people).
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Reliable
TO APPLY:
 
Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Liana at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org
 


 

Cooking + Nutrition Team Volunteer -

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

New Haven Farms’ Farm-Based Wellness Program develops participants’ knowledge of healthy eating: the preparation of balanced meals as well as the nutritional content of foods, with special attention on fats and carbohydrates. A cooking and nutrition team volunteer will help support our Chef and Nutrition Educator in healthy meal preparation, material preparation, food distribution, recipe creation and nutrition education (if qualified). Volunteers for Cooking + Nutrition are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September for any amount of time between 3pm and 8pm to help with our Farm Based Wellness Program. This position is unpaid however if the volunteer is able to commit to regular weekly volunteering we will provide a half share of weekly vegetables (enough veggies for a house of 2-3 people).

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Liana at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org

 


 

Research + Welcome Table Team Volunteer

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The welcome table team volunteer plays an essential role in greeting participants to our Farm Based Wellness Program, taking weights and other vitals (training provided), helping with weekly participant surveys and providing program support as needed. This is a fun position for a well organized, social individual. This position can be combined with any of our other Tuesday/ Thursday evening volunteer positions.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults Knowledge or interest in gardening, environment, science, health and nutrition, and food systems Bilingual (Spanish/ English) - must be bilingual for Tuesdays, English only is ok for Thursdays
TO APPLY:
 
Please send a paragraph summary of your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and whether or not you speak Spanish to Liana at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarms.org

 

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