IMG_3616All transportation leaves from the Kaufman parking lot. Please email or call the student listed as the contact person for each volunteering period at least 24 hours ahead of time so they know to look for you.

Work at the farm varies from day to day but is almost consistently outside and physically engaging. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty plus sturdy shoes. Bring a hat for sun protection and a reusable water bottle.

Fall 2014 Volunteer Shifts & Transportation Schedule

Weed-n-Feed Fridays have begun!

Mondays, departing from DPS parking lot at 7:30am and returning by noon:

Point Person: Lexie Raczka – raczkaa@dickinson.edu - 774-266-6083

Mondays, departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and returning by 5:00pm:

Point Person: Cora Swanson – swansonc@dickinson.edu - 415-830-2017

Tuesdays, departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and returning by 5:00pm:

Point Person: Silvana Kreines – kreiness@dickinson.edu - 917-757-2984

Wednesdays,  departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and returning by 5:00pm:

Point Person: Kenze Burkhart –  burkharm@dickinson.edu - 724-421-9942

Thursdays, departing from DPS parking lot at 7:30am and returning by noon:

Point Person: Cindy Baur –  Thursdays, departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and returning by 5:00pm:

Point Person: Keriann Pfleger – pflegerk@dickinson.edu

Fridays, departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and returning by 5:00pm:

Point Person: Lexie Raczka - raczkaa@dickinson.edu - 774-266-6083

Saturdays, departing from DPS parking lot at 8:00am and returning by 12:30pm:

Point Person: Madison Beehler – beehlerm@dickinson.edu , 484-467-2336

All about Volunteering at the Farm

The Farm offers many opportunities for interested students and campus organizations to get their hands dirty! Volunteers get to punctuate their week with an afternoon at the farm, working alongside farm staff and breathing in the fresh air.

We also welcome volunteers from the community. If you are a community member and you would like to schedule a time to volunteer at the farm (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm), please contact Jenn Halpin at halpinj@dickinson.edu.

What does a volunteering job on the farm entail?

This is our favorite question to answer! …Everything. Each and every day is different. Volunteers help with seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and washing crops. Student volunteers can expect to engage in work that is fun and physically engaging.

Weed-n-Feed

Every week during the spring and fall semesters, the Farm hosts “Weed-n-Feed,” a student work day. Vans depart from the Kaufman parking lot each Friday to transport student volunteers to the farm. After helping with the work at hand, volunteers enjoy freshly made snacks and other locally-procured goodies! The farm truly appreciates volunteer help, plus Weed-n-Feed is a great way to start to learn more about the farm!

The first Weed-n-Feed of the fall 2013 semester is on Friday, August 30th. Weed-n-Feed will continue every Friday throughout the semester. Vans depart from the Kaufman/DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and return at 4:30. There is also a van that departs at 1:30 and returns at 4:30. Please join us!

Students unable to make the Weed-n-Feed work days or the volunteer hours posted below can contact the farm at farm@dickinson.edu to arrange alternative volunteer hours.

Chickens seeking shade and yurts in the background.

Students interested in volunteering at the Farm may also contact Students Interested in Sustainable Agriculture (SISA). SISA is an organization designed to raise awareness of agricultural issues on campus and connect students to the farm. SISA’s activities include fun social events at the farm, organizing the annual Local Food Dinner, organizing weekly “Weed ‘n’ Feed” volunteering, field trips, movies, and discussions.
If you are interested in joining SISA, email garden@dickinson.edu.

“I enjoy spending time at the farm because it is a very rewarding experience to maintain and harvest crops that I very well may be eating at some later date in the cafeteria. It’s also a bonus to work outdoors and get a breath of fresh air.” –Eric Dornbush ’10