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.
2016 Volunteer Dates:.
APRIL 16 – Onion Planting
Help put those pencil thin plants in the ground.
MAY 21 – Transplanting
Hopefully it will be warm enough to plant tomatoes out. Stop by and buy your tomato plants.
JUNE 18 – Onion Weeding
Come back and see how much they’ve grown!
JULY 9 – Ninth Annual Save the Pumpkins Weeding Day
Join us as we save the pumpkins from the weeds.
AUGUST 20 – TBA
SEPTEMBER 24 – Harvest the Pumpkins
Help us get ready for the school children who be coming the next week for their free pumpkins.
OCTOBER 8 – Great Pumpkin Race
Volunteer to help with the race.
OCTOBER 15 – Garlic Planting
Yippee, we’re wrapping up 2016 and planting for 2017!
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! Flexible hours. Call Patrick at 391-8102.
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
- Building maintenance
- Grounds maintenance
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.
If you 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
If you are a school group, community organization, or company looking for a service opportunity for a large group, please Sign Up for one of the scheduled Saturday work days or contact David Rudin.