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We are always looking for volunteers to help out at the farm for a few hours, a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. Accommodations, food and necessities can be provided. Housing: rooms in farmhouse, cabin in woods, or self-contained trailer. Volunteers are accepted year-round, even in winter. Application available below or via email, fax or regular mail.

Program Description

Common Ground provides the opportunity for volunteers to experience daily life on a certified organic farm. By assisting the organic farmer, the volunteer will learn what it takes to create a successful organic farming system. Volunteers work with the farmer performing a variety of tasks determined by the season and weather.
  1. Daily chores: feeding and watering livestock, cleaning stalls, collecting eggs and watering plants
  2. Livestock care: shearing, hoof care, administering medications, grooming, assisting with births, feeding young animals
  3. Vegetables: seeding and raising greenhouse transplants, planting crops, cultivating, weeding, pest control, harvesting
  4. Crops: mowing, raking and baling hay; seeding, mowing and plowing cover crops
  5. Marketing: setting up and selling produce at Farmers Market, sorting and apportioning shares for Community Supported Agriculture members
  6. Education: planning farm tours and teaching organic farming to groups visiting the farm and at workshops, activities and CSA meeting / events
  7. General Farm: constructing, maintaining and repairing of fences, buildings and equipment; cleaning and organizing washing, packing, processing and storage areas.
To apply for a volunteer position, click on the following link. This will display the application in a separate window. Please save the application to a file, fill it out, and email it back. Or print the application, fill it out, and fax or mail it back.

Application

For a better idea of what it's like to live and work at Common Ground Farm, take a look at the following links:

Volunteer Pictures
Volunteer Journal Entries
What to Bring With You