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Volunteering @ FOLO Farms

 

Arrival and shift times

•Arrival and shift times may vary, kindly firm up on the location and time with our FOLO staff a day in advance.

•Please arrive five to ten minutes early for your shift and stay for the entire time.

•When you arrive, please fill out a waiver.

•Before beginning work, FOLO staff members will lead an orientation to review important information about safety and tasks for the day.

 

What to bring

•FOLO Farms provides all tools and equipment. If you prefer to bring your own tools, please label them with your name.

•You may want to bring a water bottle and some money for food. FOLO Farms will provide you with water and buy lunch if necessary.

•Please leave all valuables at home.

 

What to wear

•Comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or covered in dirt.

•Closed-toed athletic shoes or work boots, wear sandals at your own risk.

•You may wish to wear sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.

 

Volunteer FAQ

What if I wake up the day of my shift and it’s raining?

Depending on your duties, we may or may not be able to work. FOLO Farms will update you in case of weather-related cancellation.

 

Do I need farming experience to volunteer with FOLO Farms?

No! Our volunteers range from those who have never been to a farm to professional lawyers and doctors. All duties are led by experienced FOLO staff who will teach you everything you need to know.

Can I receive documentation of my volunteer hours for educational or legal purposes?

Yes, in most cases. At least 72 hours before your volunteer shift, email us to request a volunteer documentation form.

How old do I have to be to volunteer at the farm?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on more physical duties. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to use power tools or climb ladders and/or scaffolding over six feet tall. All minor volunteers must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian on file prior to volunteering

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What else should I know about volunteering at FOLO Farms?

FOLO Farms encouraged community bonding, and volunteering not only helps our farmers, it also allows you to experience and understand how farms operate and learn more about food and nutrition! Thank you for being flexible and ready to work hard, try something new, and pitch in with whatever needs to be done that day. Most importantly, have fun and know that you are directly impacting the food that nourishes our body.