Your Generous Donations
Your donations of time, money, tools, and resources make our programming possible.
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.
To review the different ways volunteers help at Farmshed, we have them outlined on the following pages:
Are you hoping to contribute your skills and talents to the local food community? Whether you’re a Farmshed member who has been wondering how to get involved or a member of the community looking for ways to give back, we hope you’ll consider joining us to learn about seasonal volunteer opportunities at Farmshed!
We’ll cover Farmshed Volunteer Basics including:
Brief History of Farmshed, how it has evolved, and what’s in store for the upcoming year.
Overview of Current Programs
How to stay informed and get involved
Orientation Dates & Times:
To be announced, next orientation will likely occur in September.
Don’t see any upcoming orientations posted or can’t attend the sessions? No problem, 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.
Record Your Hours Here
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