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Harvest Hands

The Harvest Hands Volunteer Program offers participants an opportunity to deepen their involvement with the mission of Jones Valley Teaching Farm while gaining experience on a small-scale diversified farm. 

Our farmers will train volunteers on food safety practices and harvest techniques. Through your participation in the harvest and distribution of fresh healthy produce, you will be directly involved in our efforts to build food-resilient, healthy, and connected communities.

Program Details

Harvest Days are held:

  • Tuesdays & Fridays 8:30am-12pm, April – November
  • Open to individuals ages 14+ who have attended a food safety training
  • Food safety training sessions are held from 2:00- 5:00pm on the last Tuesday of the month, April-October. Registration is required.

What We Look For:

  • Believers in the power of food
  • Passion for JVTF’s goal of building food-resilient, healthy, and connected communities 
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Working well with others
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous farming or gardening experience a plus but not required
  • Must be flexible to work in many extreme weather conditions, not mind getting very dirty, and coexist with all kinds of bugs
  • The ability to participate in the physically demanding needs of farm work
  • We strongly encourage people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities to join us

Perks:

  • Work, learn, laugh, and grow alongside an amazing team of passionate people
  • Access to fresh produce as available; dependent on programming needs
Ready to Join?

Click here to sign up for Food Safety Training here.

More Questions? Contact our Farm Manager at Jessica@jvtf.org