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Volunteer with the Food Literacy Project!

 Volunteers play a critical role in fulfilling the Food Literacy Project’s mission.Volunteering  is a fun and rewarding experience and a wide range of volunteer opportunities are available. Listed below are specific volunteer job descriptions; you may find your interests fit within one description or bridge a few of them.
To get involved your completed Volunteer Application by email to volunteer@foodliteracyproject.org or contact our staff by phone at (502) 491-0072.

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Farm-based Education Volunteer: We need volunteers support and help lead educational activities with students on the farm. Activities include planting seeds, exploring worm compost, preparing freshly harvested food, playing educational games, and leading tasting tours of the farm. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays-Thursdays, March through November.

Garden VolunteerAlthough our program site is located among vegetable fields, we maintain a garden to expose participants to a wide variety of vegetables in a small area. Volunteers will help prepare beds, plant, mulch, weed, and water. Occasionally we also need help with light landscaping and maintenance projects. Volunteers are needed the second Saturday of every month, March through November.

Creative Media Volunteer: Put your photography and video skills to use helping us document our education programs and special events. Needed weekdays and some weekends March-November.

Special Project Volunteer: We need volunteers with special skills that can be put to use to further our mission and enhance our work. Projects will be determined on an individual, as needed basis. But if you have something in mind, let us know! We are always looking for folks who can help with web design, construction projects, fundraising, etc. Time commitment is flexible and will be determined by the project.


Want to Donate Valuable Resources?

Our Field-to-Fork Program on the farm provides transformative experiences for nearly 3000 students each year, which means we use a lot of resources! To keep our Learning Garden, Outdoor Kitchen, and program area clean and safe, there are items we are needing to be replenished throughout the program season, including gently used or new garden tools, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies.

If you or your group are looking to support a local cause through a supply drive or resource donation, please see the list below for ways you can give back to the Food Literacy Project!

Paper towels

Sponges

50-gallon trash bags

New outdoor vinyl tablecloths

Picnic blankets

Large plastic storage bins

Skillets

Forks and butter knives

Half-sheet baking pans

Wire brushes and cleaning solution for oven

Sushi rollers

Ice trays

Propane

Trowels

Hoes

Garden snips

Garden gloves for children

Weed eater

Garden hoses (the kind you can drive over)

Steel T-posts

Garden twine

Watering cans

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The Food Literacy Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education organization that uses an urban farm as an outdoor classroom to engage young people and families in hands-on learning. Your gifts will help bring the field-to-fork experience to life for local youth!

www.foodliteracyproject.org   |   (502) 491-0072