IMG_3616All transportation leaves from the Kaufman parking lot. Please email 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.

Spring 2016 Volunteer Shifts & Transportation Schedule

Mondays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 8:00am and returning by noon:

Point Person: Cindy Baur, baurc@dickinson.edu

Departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm:

Point Person: Cindy Baur, baurc@dickinson.edu

Tuesdays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 8:00am and returning by noon:

Point Person: Cindy Baur, baurc@dickinson.edu

Departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm:

Point Person: Sam Bogan, bogans@dickinson.edu

Wednesdays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm:

Point Person: Rob Page, pagero@dickinson.edu

Thursdays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 8:00am and returning by noon:

Point Person: Will Kochtitzky, kochtitw@dickinson.edu

Departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm:

Point Person: Sam Bogan, bogans@dickinson.edu

Fridays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 1:00pm:

Point Person: Cora Swanson, swansonc@dickinson.edu

Saturdays

Departing from DPS parking lot at 8:00am:

Point Person: Lizzie Grabowski, grabowse@dickinson.edu

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.

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!

Weed-n-Feed will continue every Friday throughout the semester. Vans depart from the Kaufman/DPS parking lot at 1:00pm and return at 5:00. 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.

“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