Your Generous Donations

Of time, money, tools, and resources make our programming possible.

Grassroots Volunteers

Farmshed’s very presence is the work of an amazing group of grassroots volunteers who were, and continue to be willing to go above and beyond to help our community learn about, understand, and value local food.  Each and every Farmshed program, event, and publication are run by committee members that value its existence in our community and want to make sure it continues.  Our growing organization and outreach efforts means we need to also enlarge our volunteer base.  It will take a community of people who care about the food system to continue to make it all happen.  That means getting you involved.

Whether you are interested a specific program or general volunteering with us, please fill out our Pre-Volunteer Interest Survey and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you regarding current opportunities that fit your interests, strengths, and availability. Note that most committees meet seasonally in conjunction with the program or event; if you have interest in a few areas, please include all of them in your survey. When we receive your survey, you will be enrolled to receive email updates as opportunities arise, based on your interests.

You can also follow our Facebook Volunteer Updates Page for volunteer needs and program updates.

Annual Farmshed Volunteer Programs

 ** this page is currently being updated to bring clarity to our volunteer opportunities, more updates coming soon!**

EBT at the Farmers Market

Farmer Tribute Dinner

Growing Collective
There are many ways to get involved with this group whether you would like to join us for a workday or become a member to earn plants for your personal, school or community garden.

  • General Members: join with a commitment of service hours in exchange for  vegetable and herb plants for their personal gardens.
  • Committee Members: meet year-round to maintain and improve the program and is composed of many leaders in roles of: Facilitation, Budget & Finance, Facilities, Communication & Promotion,  Plant Sale, Seeds & Planting, Transplanting, Member Distribution, and general members interested in learning and helping more.
  • School or Community Garden Members: Each year organizations enroll with the Collective to earn plants for their school or community gardens and volunteers from those groups contribute along side other members and volunteers to fulfill the organizations commitment. The number of organizations is currently limited but if your organization would like to get involved to earn plants, reach out to us to discuss the possibilities.
  • General Volunteers: Whether you want to join us to see if the Collective may be right for you or you just want to contribute to the success of our program while learning a few things, join us when you can with no commitments.
  • Group Opportunities: more to come soon!

To receive updates about membership enrollment and volunteer opportunities, send an email stating your interest to growingcollective@farmshed.org.

Hope Center Meals

Local Food Fair

Compost Crew

Office Administrative Assistance

Site Maintenance

Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Local Food Fundraiser

Chef on the Square

Community Potluck Series

 

Already Volunteered?

If you’ve already volunteered and didn’t log your hours on site, that’s okay, we still want to know how you have helped! Keeping accurate records of our volunteers helps us analyze and increase efficiency in our programs and also enables us to show to our members, the community, and sponsors the strength of our volunteer force and the support that exists for our programs. However you have helped us, we thank you for your time and hope you enjoyed your time and to see you again soon!

Click here: Submit Volunteer Hours

Farm to School – AmeriCorps

Central Rivers Farmshed is a partner with the YMCA for the Wisconsin Farm to School program. For more information on Farm to School, view the YMCA website here.

Volunteer opportunities in the past have included:

  • Teaching nutrition based lessons
  • Helping with activities
  • Working with teachers in local schools
  • Developing and aid school garden initiatives
  • Outreach to local farmers to source local food for snack program

 

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
8/19/17 - United Health Care Community Plan Kids Activities
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
8/26/17 - Portage County Giving Gardens Outreach
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
8/27/17 How to Make Your Own Baby Food Workshop
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI