There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities at
Gateway Organic Farm for those interested. Farming, grant
writing and marketing/PR are just a few of the areas where
volunteers are always needed. Orientation will be held
monthly for new volunteers. To volunteer at Gateway
Organic Farm, please email email@example.com.
What time commitment is required?
No commitment for a specific day and time BUT...just let
us know if you have changed your plans and will NOT be
coming to the farm as planned. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday are good days for the farmer. We are
CLOSED on SUNDAY!
How do you recruit volunteers?
Word of mouth and our website. We welcome college and high
school students as well as folks from the community
wanting to learn about organic farming.
What type of person/skills are you looking for? What kind
of training do you do?
Willingness to learn about their responsibility to become
stewards of the earth, specifically (A) organic approach
to farming ie: crop rotation, pest control, natural
fertilizer (composting) and (B) the importance of crop
bio-diversity and water conservation, ie: hydroponics,
drip vs. overhead irrigation.
What are your expectations of the volunteer?
Please be on time, ready to get your hands dirty and have
a little fun! Bring your water bottle, comfortable
close-toed shoes and work gloves. Hat and sunscreen
recommended. Bring a picnic lunch or breakfast!
What are the benefits to your organization?
We have a family farm atmosphere with an emphasis on small
urban farming possibilities in the most densely populated
county south of New York City! We offer the opportunity to
take part in all aspects of traditional “soil-based”
organic urban gardening.
Can you give an example/anecdote of one volunteer’s
We have had some volunteers comment they were going to
cancel their gym memberships after spending a few days at
the farm! Sunshine, fresh air, exercise…walking the ¼ mile
lane along the gardens and stretching to plant and
harvest, an abundance of great veggies and herbs to
What issues/problems does your organization or volunteers
There are not enough hours in the day to complete
everything that needs to be done. Farming 101!