Volunteer for Sow & Grow

Positions on September 22nd, 2018 at our annual feast & fundraiser and working up to the event!

Farm Discovery’s Fall Feast in the Fields is our biggest fundraising event of the year, raising about 1/3 of Farm Discovery’s annual budget. Every year we bring 150 guests to the farm, where they enjoy local wine, beer, drink, and a multi-course meal highlighting produce from Live Earth and many other local purveyors. The event also features a silent and live auction. Our theme this year is Sow & Grow, a celebration of the seeds that have been sow through years of work at farm Discovery and the bounty that will sprout and bloom in our community as a result. Your contribution will support Farm Discovery’s on-farm education programs and put your brand in front of our community minded guests and supporters during the event and beyond. Because 100% of the food, auction items, entertainment, etc. is donated, 100% of the proceeds from the Fall Feast go towards funding all nine of our farm education programs.

Volunteer at our annual farm dinner and auction, our major fundraising event to support our on-farm education programs for local youth. Under staff supervision, set up silent auction item displays and bid sheets; tally silent auction results and group by bidder; take payments for silent and live auction.

Serve multi-course, family-style dinner to 150 guests at our organic farm. Assist with post-event clean-up (trash collection, removal of decorations, folding tables and chairs, etc.). This event is our major annual fundraiser to support our on-farm education programs for local youth. This is a great group volunteer opportunity for sports teams, service clubs, co-workers, or students.

We have a silent auction in September and we have to pick up donations all over town sporadically throughout the summer. Please consider stopping by to visit our donors and pick up our items while you are out and about.

Assist local chef in preparing multi-course, family-style farm dinner for our major annual fundraising event. Schedule to be determined by chef. Kitchen experience required.

Help with our live auction at our major annual fundraiser. Identify live auction bidders to auctioneer. Requires ability to spot bidders in a crowd of 150 people.


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Docent

Garden Docents help maintain our 1/3 acre Discovery Garden and surrounding Discovery Fields. With help and training from our staff, docents prepare beds, plant, harvest, propagate, mulch paths, and occasionally work with students in our educational spaces. Garden Docents are also welcome to join training sessions for Program Docents to learn our activities and outdoor education tips and tricks.

Event Docent

Event Docents act as ambassadors of our farm, lead learning stations, collect parking fees, set-up and clean-up during our 4 annual community events in March, June, September, and October.


Photographs are an important tool for telling our story. We need photographers to take photos of our farm tours and events. The subject matter is inspiring and easy to make look good.  Who doesn’t love babies in vegetable patches, farm animals and glorious natural landscapes? We would welcome as many volunteers as are interested in helping us record our achievements.

Program Docent

Program Docents help lead farm tours especially for large groups of students. Docents receive training to lead all of our field trip activity stations and learn tips and tricks for educating kids in an outdoor setting. During a field trip docents are either responsible for running one station four times with 12-15 kids, or all four stations with the same 12-15 kids all morning. Field trips are currently offered on Monday and Friday Mornings September through Thanksgiving and April through the end of the school year.

volunteermatchlogoFor interest in our on-going volunteer positions call or e-mail a resume to Hayley, Education Coordinator: Education@FarmDiscovery.org.   For Interest in Sow & Grow volunteer opportunities email Simone, Administration Assistant, at admin@farmdiscovery.org.
831-728-2032 or sign up through the VolunteerMatch