Glynwood offers volunteer opportunities on our farm, at our public events, and on certain projects in our offices. At this time, we are at capacity with accepting longterm volunteers on board. However, we are actively recruiting volunteers for our Glean Team: a group that harvests leftover produce from the farm for donation to our food access partners. If you are interested in joining the Glean Team, have questions, or suggestions around other potential volunteer opportunities at Glynwood, please follow the link below.
Current Volunteer Opportunities Available
Glean TeamJoin our Glean Team to hear more about opportunities to help the Vegetable Team harvest produce that would otherwise go to waste. Gleaning is the process of harvesting crops left over from a farmer’s harvest on a field. At Glynwood, we glean to gather the crops that our crew doesn’t have bandwidth to harvest, or that are of "seconds" quality. The produce that we glean is donated on to one of our food access partners. Reach at to Farm Marketing and CSA Coordinator, Ryan Stasolla, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Volunteer Opportunities (not available at this time)
Minimum time commitment: Half day per week for a minimum of four weeks.
Responsibilities: participating in the various tasks associated with the production of field crops for Glynwood’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, including, but not limited to: transplanting seedlings, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables for CSA pick-up and interacting with CSA members.
Minimum time commitment: One day per week for at least four weeks, plus training.
Responsibilities: Participating in the various tasks associated with the care of pasture-raised livestock for Glynwood’s meat program. Including, but not limited to: feeding and watering animals, moving portable electric fencing, moving animals to various locations across the property, collecting eggs and managing meat inventory.
Minimum time commitment: Varies
Responsibilities: Support the Glynwood team at large and small scale events.
Roles include: directing guest traffic to various locations on the farm, registering guests, taking tickets, leading children’s activities, directing traffic, taking electronic or cash payments, serving snacks or meals, setting up tables/chairs/other furniture and supplies, clean up, decorating and answering guest questions.
Safety While Volunteering
We are a working farm with daily agricultural operations that continue regardless of events or guests on the property. We ask that volunteers and visitors are mindful of farmers at work, tractors on the move and all animals on the property. For your and everyone’s safety, please:
- Be sure to bring plenty of water, food, sun protection and wear clothing appropriate to your volunteer assignment. For farm volunteers, wear closed toed, sturdy shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
- Adhere to our 20 MPH speed limit on Glynwood Road and stay alert to any farming activity on the property. Incoming cars and farming vehicles always have the right of way.
- Be careful not to touch any fences on the property, as many of them are electrified.