Farm Discovery Volunteer! Harvest Festival 2018


Volunteer Opportunities

Farming Intern
hiring immediately

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Position Description

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and energetic person for this position of Field Intern. This position will support the food/farming programming. The person in this role will support our Field manager in managing the up to 3-acre Education area, including Discovery Garden, Education Fields, small goatherd and chicken flocks, as well as coordinating with farm staff and volunteers to accomplish large seasonal projects. You should be ready to hit the ground running, supporting implementation of our crop plan.

Position Details

This is a 10-20 hour per week internship.

At this time, this position is available to eligible students at public colleges and universities through the Learning-Aligned Employment Program

*To Apply:
*Please fill in the following form:

the form will require the following two items to be uploaded within it:

  • A cover letter that shares the unique skills you bring to the table and includes the date or range of timing you are interested/available to start
  • A resume with at least two professional references

We will begin reviewing and accepting candidate material immediately.

Farm Animal Care Volunteer

Farm Discovery is urgently in need of a farm animal care volunteer. Tasks include stocking feed and water for chickens, maintaining cleanliness of coop, collecting eggs, and garden care as needed.  Shifts are weekly on Saturday for two hours. This is a great opportunity of an individual or a small group. Email admin@farmdiscovery to become a farm animal care volunteer.

Videography Volunteer

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Farm Discovery is looking for an experienced videographer to shoot a promotional video leading up to our Fall Feast annual fundraiser. This is a fantastic opportunity for creative individuals who are passionate about storytelling and visual media to help make a difference in our community. 

Event Volunteer

Farm Discovery hold several annual events on the farm, including the Sheep to Shawl Festival, Fall Feast in the Fields, and Harvest Festival. We always need volunteers to help make these events a success. Volunteer jobs vary, but may help involve set up and tear down, helping people check in, and helping with food. Email for more information

Field Trip Docent

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Our Docents help to guide children around the farm and Discovery Garden. After attending a docent training, you will lead students on farm tours, teaching them about life cycles, identifying plants, and helping to inspire wonder! We encourage docents to teach a handson approach to environmental education, letting the kids explore the farm in a guided fashion. We ask that docents commit to a minimum number of service hours within a year.

Board Member

Farm Discovery is currently recruiting 1-3 new board members. Join our dynamic, diverse group of board members in serving our community in this important way.

We are currently looking for members adept in: finance, law, HR, tech and are open to meeting with people with other areas of expertise. We will prioritize candidates who grew up in or reflect the diversity of our community.

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Garden Docent

Do you have experience with gardening or farming? We are always in search of people to help upkeep our farm and garden; our needs vary and jobs may be on specific projects on ongoing maintenance. For more information please click on the link below:

Garden Volunteer Position Description

Produce Delivery

Produce Delivery Volunteers pick up organic produce on the farm once a week and deliver it to one of 2 food pantry and meal programs in Watsonville or Santa Cruz. Deliveries occur on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. While all 3 spots are currently full, we often need trained volunteers to fill in sporadically. To learn more or onboard email Ulises

Data Entry

This you can do from the comfort of your home and your efforts are super important for the evaluation and funding of our programs. Add participants to our database, help segment our contacts, and more from our office or your own cozy couch.

Group Volunteering

We have many opportunities for your larger groups to volunteer with us! Perfect for corporate groups, church groups, clubs, etc. Please reach out to Stephanie at to learn about these opportunities.