FarmLink: On Farm Volunteer Program
The New England Small Farm Institute has identified four major obstacles facing beginning farmers as they work to start new farm businesses: access to land, capital, skills, and markets. The Countryside Conservancy On Farm Volunteer Program seeks to give new entrants to farming access to production skills. By listing available volunteer opportunities, beginning farmers have a chance to ‘get their hands dirty’ on area farms. The program also allows existing farmers to have extra help on the farm and pass on valuable farm production knowledge to the next generation of farmers.
To Register as a Volunteer
Participation in the Countryside Conservancy On Farm Volunteer Program is streamlined and simple. Click here to go to the Volunteer Enrollment Form. There are questions about your contact information, hours of availability, and type and location of farm on which you'd like to volunteer. Once your enrollment form is received, you will be contacted with a list of opportunities that match your interests. It will be up to you to coordinate with the farmer.
To Register A Farm
Interested in having volunteers on your farm? Click here to go to the Volunteer Host Form. The questions concern your contact information, type of farm information, hours you would like to host volunteers, and location of your farm. When your form is received, you will be contacted with volunteers looking for the type of opportunity you are offering. It will be up to you to coordinate with the volunteers.