We could not do the work we do without volunteers! Volunteering at the farm gives you the opportunity to build new relationships with other people and with the land. Working with Venetucci staff and other volunteers, you will have the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills related to sustainable farming while participating in the rewarding process of producing healthy, organic produce for the community. There are also opportunities to share what you already know with the many young people who visit the farm through our education programs.
2014 Volunteer Days:
April 19 – Onion Planting
May 17 – Weed garlic, Transplanting
June 21- Weed Potatoes and Onions
July 12 – 7th Annual Save the Pumpkins Weeding Day
August 23 – TBA
September 27 – Pumpkin Harvest
October 4 – Race Day Volunteers, Pumpkin Harvest
Special Volunteers Needed
Venetucci Farm needs a volunteer who has the expertise and the desire to help us tune up all the small engines on the farm: walk behind mowers, driving mowers, weed eaters, etc. We also need someone who has interest and expertise in either diesel or conventional tractor engine repair. We have Allis Chalmer G's that need some TLC! Fle xible hours. Call Patrick at 391-8102.
Weekday Volunteer Opportunities - April through October
Our weekly volunteer day is Thursday from 9:00 until 12:00. Thursday volunteer days will begin in April.
Sign up for a Thursday workday, please note which day(s) you are willing to come in the comments section of the form. (If you are able to make a weekly commitment to the farm on an alternate day, please contact the Farmer for more specific arrangements.)
Saturday Volunteer Opportunities
We schedule one Saturday each month, April through October, to accommodate both individuals and larger groups. Our Saturday volunteer days will be from 10am to 1pm.
School Groups and Community Organizations
Volunteer projects vary with the season and might include:
Laying drip tape
Weeding and feeding
Prepping produce for market
Working the farm stand
Assisting with school groups or farm camps
There are many opportunities to work at the farm. We continually need help with farm chores and general farm maintenance. Wear sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, sunscreen and long sleeves for your comfort and protection. Please do not bring dogs and please respect our no-smoking policy.
Farming Internships: If you would like to learn about organic farming and work part-time at the farm, there are several non-paying internship positions available.
Educational Internships: If you would like to help teach classes and develop curriculum along with other duties, please email David Rudin, Education Coordinator or call him at 719.389.1251 x112.
You can also find out more about Employment/Internship Opportunities.
If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact the Farmer or call 719.391.8102.