We are Growing!

As a young nonprofit, volunteers are key to our organization's success. Our volunteer team serves a variety of positions. We utilize the professional skills of board members and volunteers alike to maximize our effectiveness in meeting our mission and succeeding at our goals. Legacy Farms offers a variety of volunteer opportunities! You will enjoy a fulfilling experience while helping to further the Legacy Farms mission and objectives.

Please see the detailed descriptions of volunteer options, and then submit an inquiry form (bottom of page) indicating your area of interest!

Due to the nature of roles that require volunteer/intern to work directly with clients, volunteers/interns may be required to complete a Criminal Background Check.


Farm Team

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Garden AmbassadorS

Description: Greeting and directing the public. Attend garden during group or volunteer activities. Give tours of the garden, answer questions about the organization and share our message. Watering and weeding.

Prior Experience Needed: Enjoyment of speaking with the public, presenting the garden and discussing the organization. Some touring and gardening experience helpful!

Qualifications: Ability to lead tours and interact with the public to share our mission with others. Must be comfortable working with people with disabilities.

Time: This is an “as needed” position based on upcoming events and specific activities that require someone to be onsite. Flexible weekdays; weekends Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., or Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit/stand for 4-hour shifts. Ability to kneel, bend, and use garden tools. Must be able to stand and walk through some uneven terrain.


Mentors / Assistants

Assist with individuals of varying ages and abilities in job skills training and personal development. Apprentices includes persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, and other developmental and social challenges. Provide coaching and support as we learn together!

Prior Experience: Experience working in a garden setting and/or with persons with disabilities. Background in social work, teaching, or mentoring is helpful.

Qualifications: Ability to interact with individuals of all ages and varying abilities

Time: Program specific

Physical Requirements: The requirements will depend on the type of opportunity offered. Accommodations can be made to meet needs of volunteer.

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GardenerS

Maintain Legacy Farms gardens including vegetable, flower and herb garden, raised beds, vineyard and butterfly garden. Duties include weeding, watering, raking, pruning, propagation, landscaping and occasional planting.

Prior Experience Needed: Nursery or landscape work helpful

Qualifications: Ability to work outside as part of a group; interest in native plants helpful but not required.

Time: 2-3 hour shifts. Flexible. Weekdays/weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Physical Requirements: Outdoor gardening: Must be able to use garden implements, bend, kneel, occasionally lift heavy items and be outside for 2-3 hours in summer heat.

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Garden Advisors

The Garden Advisors are special volunteers who offer help and advice to aid Legacy Farms in the planning and organization of gardens and greenhouse. A 1-day orientation for new Garden Advisors provides an overview of the Legacy Farms philosophy and mission.

Prior Experience: Garden/Farm/Nursery job experience, Garden Clubs, Master Gardener experience are helpful

Qualifications: Computer skills (ability to use Internet) are required for communication and planning purposes, as are the ability to interact with individuals of all ages with and without disabilities. Knowledge of native plants and soil treatments is very helpful.

Time: Flexible

Physical Requirements: Outdoor gardening: Must be able to use garden implements, bend, kneel, occasionally lift heavy items and be outside for 2-3 hours in summer heat.

Note: This role can be filled by several people based on specialties and experience working with specific plants and/or environments such as greenhouses, raised beds, herb gardens, flowers, fruits and vegetables, etc. 


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