Volunteering, Internships and Employment

Jan 23, 2015 by

Currently we have no paid employment opportunities.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with events, work at the farm, in our gardens and other areas! Contact us to find out where your interests would best be put to use.

We offer seasonal internships for students that would like to complete their intern or volunteer requirements through high school, college or university programs. If you are interested in our work and excited to roll up your sleeves and get some experience, read on and submit an application. Unless noted, they are all unpaid internships. Occasionally we stipends available.

We are looking for individuals excited to intern and/or volunteer with us in the following positions:

Seed Savvy Assistant: help with our seed events throughout the year that includes working at the farm occasionally to gather and process seeds, package and label seeds, attend our seed dispersal events, seed swaps and other things related to growing, gathering and storing seed.

Garden Guru Assistant: help with our work in local gardens that may include school, afterschool or other community gardens. You should probably really like kids and other people to take this on. This is not a position suited for a person that would rather play with plans and soil than people! Also, it goes without saying that you will be outside in the elements getting dirty.

Fabulous Farm Assistant: help with our work at Forage Farm in Micanopy. Any and all farm tasks may be asked of you: weeding, planting, harvesting, gathering seed, fixing fences etc.  Like the Garden Guru Assistant, you’ll be outside, sweating or freezing, getting dirty and likely encountering a diversity of insects. It’s fun! But not for the faint of heart. You’ll need to have your own transportation. We are only 15-25 minutes outside of Gainesville depending on where you are coming from.

You may submit an application at any time, so we have one on file. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to follow up if you haven’t heard from us. We are very busy ladies and appreciate a reminder.

The benefits of an internship are numerous; gain valuable experience and skills, connections to the local food community, and possible future employment if opportunities arise. Just sayin…we’ve hired good volunteers and interns in the past.

General inquiries can be sent to Melissa, melissa@foragefarm.org

 

 

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