…not a volunteer. You’re saying, “I’m yours for a season.”
During harvest season we offer seasonal programs and regularly need special skills for unique projects that last throughout a whole season.
Your commitment is not for free! In exchange for your long-term commitment, we give you full food shares throughout the season.
We also encourage students to partner with us on research projects. So, if you’ve got a great idea for a farm/community related project, drop us a line and let’s talk about getting it off the ground!
Work UP! an Appetite Internship Program
This is a very important membership/internship position. It is a chance to work side by side with us here at UP each week for a season and gain real knowledge of and experience with the unique chores of urban farming. It requires a greater commitment from you, the workshare member, than our volunteer opportunities. This commitment is matched with a weekly share of the harvest, as it is available.
Workshare Interns who partner with us commit to help for +/- six hours a week for the entire season. Each seasonal workshare runs 4 months at a time (or can be compressed to the same hours during 2 months in our off-season (members who work during the off-season receive their food shares the immediate season that follows).
To be eligible, we require that you volunteer during a few field days, harvest days and market days prior to the season you would like to become a workshare member to orient you with the goals and mission, as well as the people, of UP. Completing this volunteer orientation will present to you the wide variety of examples of the type of work that we all will be doing for the season. Start volunteering with us by signing up on our Instant Sign Up form and let us know when you’re out in the field that you may be interested in the next season’s workshare opportunities.
Volunteers who are inconsistent, regularly late or absent, or who are unsure about their future abilities to commit to timely, dedicated work and learning for an entire season will not be eligible for the workshare program.
If you are new to farming, the orientation will brief you on all the things that you need to know and how you need to act to be safe on the farm, it will teach you how to utilize tools properly to most effectively and efficiently complete the tasks at hand, it will teach you about the vegetables and animals you will be working with during the season, and it will introduce you to the staff of UP and the volunteers with whom you will be working side by side through the season. If you are interested in collaborating with us as a workshare member, please let us know through our online contact form here: Instant SignUP
If you specify that you are interested in the workshare program, a coordinator will contact you to further explain the program and connect you with the role you’re most interested in filling. Be ready with a resume!