Volunteering at Land's Sake

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Land’s Sake! Dedicated, dependable volunteers help us successfully fulfill our mission!

Farm

Volunteers can join us in the fields from June through the beginning of November as a part of our new "Simple Saturdays" program. Examples of volunteer farm work include weeding, harvesting, planting...the list goes on! For more information, please click here or contact us at farmvolunteer@landssake.org.


Administrative Volunteer Opportunities

Design Volunteer

Are you skilled in programs like Photoshop and InDesign? We are looking for volunteers to help us create brochures, flyers, and signage consistent with our brand image.  If you would be willing to take on a project or two, let us know! Contact amy@landssake.org for more information.


Education Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Counselor for Farm and Forest Explorers

We are seeking volunteers in grades 9 and above to help with our summer program Farm and Forest Explorers for kids ages 7-12.  Volunteers need to fill out an application (email amy@landssake.org for the application) and commit to at least one full week from 8:00am-3:30pm. There will be a training session for all volunteers at the beginning of the season, and Junior Counselors can earn service hours for their time as well as take home some seasonal produce.  Spend some time this summer on our beautiful farm doing meaningful work with awesome kids!

Farm Animal Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers (age 13 and over) to help care for the Education Department's rabbits and chickens.  Animal volunteers will be trained on all aspects of animal care, however previous animal care experience is encouraged.  Duties include feeding, changing the water, and cleaning cages/coops.  Please contact Amy Christiansen, Education Program Manager, if you are interested in volunteering with our animals.  Email: greenpower@landssake.org

Education Program Volunteer

Supervisor/Reports to: Education Program Manager

Program Overview

After School
Our after school programs are designed to excite students ages 7-12 to learn more
about the outside world and feel comfortable on the farm. Each day we embark on
a project teaching children about the life on the farm and in the forests. During all
of our activities: taking care of our rabbits and chickens, planting and eating in our
garden, and taking nature walks, we urge children to use their curiosity to learn
about habitats and ecosystems.

School Tours
Land's Sake offers educational tours all year long, both on the farm and at the Sugar House.  Tours cover a variety of topics and are connected to state standards and school curriculum.

Position Summary:
Assist Education Department in facilitating youth programs for children ages 3-17. This position is flexible in relation to volunteer’s schedule, interests and seasonal availability.

Qualifications:
● Teaching and group leadership experience in a school, camp or other or nontraditional
setting
● Farming and/or gardening experience
● Comfort around animals and working with livestock
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Must be physically able to work outdoors and willing to do so in bad weather if
necessary
● Access to dependable transportation to and from the farm
● Friendly, enthusiastic and appreciative of the role youth can play in building a better
food-system and healthy environment for all

To Apply:
Please send a resume and description detailing how your skills and experience meet
the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to
Land’s Sake (c/o Amy Christiansen), 27 Crescent Street, Weston, MA 02493 or email to
Amy@landssake.org


Land Management / Forestry

We have volunteer opportunities for a number of our land management and forestry projects and would love to have your help. If you are interested in helping with any of the below projects, please contact maple@landssake.org

  • Firewood Splitting
  • Tapping Maple Trees
  • Collecting Maple Sap
  • Trail Maintenance Projects
  • Clearing Invasive Species
  • Christmas tree planting / pruning
  • Apple Orchard pruning

Is your group interested in volunteering?

Land's Sake considers volunteer requests from groups on a case by case basis depending on the nature of work available, size of group, etc. If your group is intersted in volunteering at Land's Sake, please contact Amy Christiansen, Education Program Manager, at greenpower@landssake.org.