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

Volunteer Opportunities

Employment

Field Trip Docent

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. For more information please click on the link below:

Field Trip Docent

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

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.

NDMV Americorps Service Member

We are currently hiring a Americorps Service Member.

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and energetic person for this position of NDMV Americorps Service Member. This position will help lead food, farming and nature education programming. Farming components in support of our farm based programming include assisting with the up to 3-acre Discovery Garden, Education Fields, small goatherd and chicken flocks, as well as coordinating with farm staff and volunteers to accomplish large seasonal projects. You will not be behind the scenes, but very much a major partner in the program team in running programs with youth on the land and in the kitchen.

Americorps benefits

Onsite housing at Live Earth Farm and fresh organic produce available.

To apply: email your resume with “Farm Discovery AmeriCorps Application” in the subject line to: watsonville@ndmva.org & education@farmdiscovery.org

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 fieldmanager@farmdiscovery.org

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.