Community Service

 

If you are a student that needs to, for example:

 

  • Complete 40 hours of volunteer work to fulfill an Honor Student graduation requirement

  • Complete 90 hours of volunteer work for a college course

Since 2011, we have had students from Oregon State University, Clackamas Community College, Colton High School, Gladstone High School, the National University of Natural Medicines, etc. earn required volunteer hours while learning how to grow, harvest, prepare, and preserve fresh, nutritious, local, seasonal, and sustainable produce! Yummy.

 

If you are seeking a to earn credit/hours by volunteering on a small-acreage market farm, then read the following Volunteer announcement!

                         Volunteer Hour/Credit Opportunity

                 GET Trained: Learn Organic Farming Techniques

 

Overview:  FoodWaves’ educational farm, Converging Creeks Farm in Colton, Oregon, has developed a reputation for high quality organic produce and excellent customer service while providing unique training and volunteer opportunities for community members.  Seeking a part-time, high school-college aged, beginner farmer with very little experience to volunteer a pre-determined number of hours required by their school, professor, etc. Community Service volunteers will work on  a 5.8-acre farm with a 1 acre vegetable operation.  The student needs to be willing to learn the skills necessary to grow and eat organic produce. The student will work independently and with others. 

 

Responsibilities:  Our volunteer(s) will:

 

  • Work 1-2 days/week

  • Participate in all aspects of sustainable agriculture, such as:

          -Working in high tunnels (watering, seeding, singulating starts, transplanting)

          -Field work (drip irrigation, pest control, transplanting, tractor

          work, harvesting, post-harvest handling, packing, marketing)

         -Animal Chores (goats, chickens, turkeys, and pigs)

         -Weeding, washing bins, washing, meal preparation and clean-up

  • Participate in discussion-based and hands-on educational sessions

  • Promote the educational component of the farm by working with community members (i.e. host volunteers, educate farm visitors, etc.)

 

Required:   A successful applicant will have the following:

 

  • Interest in experiencing work on an organic vegetable operation

  • Interest in the local, organic food movement and/or food-related issues

  • Ability to work well with a team, excellent communication and organizational skills, resourceful, self-motivated, and hard-working.

  • Access to transportation (arrive on time for work on farm)

 

 

If interested, please download application at www.foodwaves.org. E-mail questions to nathan@foodwaves.org or text him at (503) 830-5164, thanks!

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