Farm and Garden Volunteer

Farm and Garden Volunteer

14 May 2022
Wisconsin, Hudson, 54016 Hudson USA

Farm and Garden Volunteer

1. Volunteer Summary:

You can make a big difference in food security in the St. Croix Valley by volunteering at the High Tunnel Farm at Camp St. Croix! You will help our staff maintain the high tunnel, outdoor fields, and educational gardens. This volunteer opportunity also includes being part of a positive atmosphere that promotes team member and program participant safety and satisfaction in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Volunteers should come prepared with gloves, comfortable work clothing, and a water bottle.

2. Volunteer General Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Farm Staff with seasonal responsibilities such as planting, harvesting produce, weeding, turning over beds, washing and packing produce and other maintenance aspects of vegetable production.

  • Engage other volunteers in meaningful projects throughout the year through fun and positive interactions.

  • Follow all procedures and policies of the camp and association.

3. Volunteer Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to read, interpret instructions and procedures, and follow-through with instructions to job completion.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Volunteer application

  • Criminal background check

  • Signed code of conduct

  • Completion of online New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)

4. Physical Demands:

  • Ability to perform tasks outdoors in seasonal elements and conditions.

  • Perform essential maintenance in high tunnel, outdoor fields, and wash and pack facilities which may involve, but not limited to the following activities: semi – reaching to full-reach overhead; crouching; kneeling; shoveling and pulling; working in narrow and/or confining spaces; reaching overhead on a ladder; twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs; and lifting up to 25-50 pounds.

5. Additional Notes:

This volunteer opportunity represents the primary needs identified at this time but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The volunteer will also be responsible for taking direction from their supervisor or other designated YMCA team member.

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