Farm Discovery Volunteer! Harvest Festival 2018
Farm Discovery Volunteer! Harvest Festival 2018

Volunteer

Employment

Farm Educator

Assistant Director of Education

Development Officer

For interest in our on-going volunteer positions call the office or email: Admin@FarmDiscovery.org
831-728-2032 or sign up through the VolunteerMatchvolunteermatchlogo

Volunteer Sign Up

Produce Donation Delivery 

Farm Discovery is partnering with Pajaro Valley Loaves & FishesEncompass Community Services, Transitional Age Youth program, and Holy Cross Food Pantry and a growing number of programs to help ensure that farmworkers, youth, families and seniors in our community have access to fresh produce. We have been coordinating distribution of hundreds of pounds of produce twice a week and are looking for volunteers to pick up and deliver produce donations to our partner organizations in the community. Come help us feed those in need!

Garden Docent or Garden Work Day

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.

Garden Work Days are great for groups who want to volunteer together. Join us for a day or half day and help us get a bigger farming project done!

Event Docent & Booth Hosts

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.

Booth Hosts are a great way for a group to volunteer together. Your club, business, or book club can work together with our supplies to lead a hands-on activity at our events.

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.

Photographers/Videographers/Bloggers

Photographs and videos are an important tool for telling our story. We need photographers and videographers to take photos or videos 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.

Position Description
The Farm Educator will co-lead the food, farming and nature education programming, including field trips, summer camp, youth development programs and support all education programs. This includes the associated outreach through promotional activities, materials and the management and recruitment of volunteers, interns, apprentices and docents. This is a full time temporary seasonal position March through August with the possibility of staying on. On-site housing is available pre tax.

See full Job Announcement:
https://farmdiscovery.org/get-involved/farm-educator-job-announcement/

To Apply:
*Please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/KDhbCza7PrTPsTnC8
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.

Position Description
We are looking for a highly competent, outgoing, detail-oriented and driven person to join our staff as Assistant Director of Education. Education programs include, but are not limited to: seasonal field trips and Farm Immersions (April-June & Sept-Nov), a weekly immersive program (Sept-June), drop in programs (year round), Farm Camps, Summer Leader in Training and job programs (June-July), two large annual community events, a partnership with Food What?! (March-Oct) and internships, as well as Upicks, Family Camps, Field Work Days and Airbnb Experiences. This position will work with our Field Manager and Development Officer and report to the Executive Director in the planning, funding, implementation, evaluation and development of these core programs.

See full Job Announcement:
https://farmdiscovery.org/get-involved/assistant-director-of-education-job-announcement/

To Apply:
*Please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/BvhsaMAkwfDq4YWT6
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.

Position Description
The Development Officer will provide vital support to the Executive Director. The position is a long term, full time salaried position with potential to grow for the right person, invested in the sustainability of Farm Discovery. This position will grow Farm Discovery’s budget over the next three years, lead fundraising campaigns and events, manage grant calendar, submissions, reporting and research, with supervision by the Executive Director. The person in this position will work collaboratively with education staff and is responsible for daily decision-making.

See full Job Announcement:
https://farmdiscovery.org/get-involved/development-officer-job-announcement/

To Apply:
*Please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/vgoN9xoYnyuHo2Wu7
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.