Get Dirty! Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application for Groups 

There are always opportunities for groups and individuals to volunteer on the farm. We welcome one-time volunteers, casual drop-ins, and more committed individuals. Below are some ideas for individuals wanting a longer-term, more focused volunteering opportunity. For more information about volunteering, please contact the Service Learning Coordinator at localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

Opportunities include:

 

Farm Partners

Do you have a desire to learn more about sustainable gardening, landscaping, vegetable production, harvesting, chickens, pigs, goats, or rabbits? Volunteer as a Farm Partner and gain experience in a variety of different jobs. Several potential jobs include clearing garden beds, planting, harvesting, maintaining and improving our Texas-native landscape, moving and feeding animals, and other fun farm jobs!  Farm Partners are asked to commit to serving for two hours per week for 10 weeks. We are flexible to your schedule. Contact localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org if interested.

Farm Day Partners

Take charge of one of our many activities, events, or services on Farm Day. Training required. Farm Day partners will receive a free farm-fresh lunch in exchange for their services. Contact localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

Office Volunteers

Do you have computer skills? Organizational skills?  Are you able to make a regular commitment for a period of at least three months? Send us an email and we can talk about how you can help. Our office volunteer position is great for those who desire to do indoor work. To learn more, email localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

 

Weekend Work Parties: Good One-Time and Group Opportunity

We have weekend hours available from 8am to 3pm on Saturdays. This is a great one-time opportunity for your church group, book club, fraternity, volunteer organization, etc., to serve World Hunger Relief, Inc. Pack a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic on the lawn!   You can organize your weekend work party by emailing localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

 World Hunger Relief, Inc. Ambassadors

Share our mission and vision with the community of Waco! Attend community meetings on food policy, urban gardening, and the farmer’s market; meet other members of the Waco community; lead service projects at local community gardens and at WHRI.  Help us post fliers around town for our Fall and Spring Farm Day. Be the voice of WHRI in Waco! Ambassadors are asked to commit to two events per month for at least three months (about 5-10 hours per month). Email localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org if interested.

Community Service Partners

Work alongside kids and teens completing community service hours. We are one of several Waco locations to serve court-ordered community service hours, and the only location for kids and teens under age 16 to serve their hours. We are looking for individuals to work alongside these kids at the farm, to provide oversight, and to be a positive influence. Training required and provided by WHRI. We ask for a minimum commitment of two hours per week for 10 weeks. Community Service hours are offered on Wednesdays from 4-6pm year round, M-F 8am-12pm June-August. Email localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org if interested.

 

Garden Club Partners

Teach elementary and middle school aged kids how to grow their own food! Our WHRI AmeriCorps members teach after-school Garden Club in several local schools. Background check required and provided by WHRI. Garden Club partners must commit to serving one school every week for a full semester. Email localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org if interested.

Special Skills

Do you have special skills you’d like to contribute to the farm, such as photography, painting, carpentry, mechanics, mowing, graphic design or other? Please get in touch with us by emailing localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

We accept community service workers from 4-6pm on Wednesdays. Other times may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

If volunteers are younger than 14 years old they must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about volunteering please contact our Service Learning Coordinator at localeducation@worldhungerrelief.org.

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