New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Farm Manager and Volunteers

West Edmeston, New York

Seeking Organic Farm Manager and Volunteers at Unadilla Community Farm in upstate New York.

Founded in 2013 by a group of farmhands and craftspeople, Unadilla Community Farm is a 12-acre organic fruit, vegetable, and egg farm situated in the heart of Amish country in upstate New York. Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills.

We are in the process of starting our farmstead from the ground up, relying exclusively on sustainable building materials. We sell our produce at an independent natural foods store and intend to host natural building, gardening, and craft-making workshops for the public in the future.

We are seeking an organic farm manager and volunteers to help out from May to August, with the option of staying longer. The farm manager oversees our fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, perennial herb guilds, raised beds, row crops, and seedlings in the greenhouse. Tasks include planting, weeding, mulching, watering, and harvesting, and managing our team of volunteers. There will be some heavy lifting involved, so bring a strong back and strong mind.

In addition to organic gardening, volunteer tasks include tending chickens and helping with the natural building projects. This season’s goals are: building more raised beds, installing our rainwater-fed irrigation system and ram pump, building a deer-proof fence around our orchard, and adding stonework with lime mortar to the walls of the barn. Building projects are led by permaculture instructor and experienced natural builder Ben Tyler (

Room and board is provided, in exchange for thirty hours of work per week. Additionally, the farm manager receives a monthly stipend, in recognition of the added responsibility. All-organic, vegetarian meals are included. Accommodations include: staying in our newly built tiny home (sleeps 2), staying in the two upstairs lofts of our unheated barn, or various tent platforms and camp spots around the property.

The closest public transportation is available in Utica and Cooperstown (40 minutes from the farm). We can pick people up from within a 40-minute radius of West Edmeston. For ridesharing, check out the Facebook group “One foot in NYC – One foot upstate.”

Please apply via email ( Include resume, dates available, and two references. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Visit our website for more information:


Hawaii – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Volunteering Caretaker

Big Island, Hawaii

THE FRUIT TREE PLANTING FOUNDATION (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit

OBJECTIVES: FTPF is looking for a dedicated individual to serve as volunteer caretaker of our newly developing headquarters/nursery/retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and environment. The nursery is located on a pristine, off-the-grid 15-acre property in the middle of the Hawaiian jungle, on one of the most beautiful roads on the planet, in one of the most captivating regions of the country. The site includes multiple cabins, a house, and an open-air lodge, and will be home to staff and volunteers.

We are seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds serve the project to achieve maximum potential.


  • Excellent command of managing day-to-day operations, including solar, propane, and rain catchment systems
  • Experience with general maintenance of buildings and grounds (including basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills)
  • Ability to manage volunteers and learn new duties and responsibilities quickly
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
  • Excellent interaction skills to work with resident staff and volunteers


  • Commitment to working at least 3 flexible hours per day, until all daily maintenance needs are met
  • Rent-free living in a charming, comfortable cabin with electricity, plumbing, and common areas with internet access
  • Must be respectful of on-site vegetarian rules
  • Partners or family members who wish to reside on the grounds with the caretaker will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Modest stipend negotiable & caretaker is encouraged to hold additional employment outside of the property for supplemental income
  • Room for professional growth as project develops and gains momentum
  • Reports to executive director
  • Available immediately

To apply, please submit the form at or email with your resume.

Father Earth Organic Farm hiring Volunteers

Lafayette, Colorado

Father Earth Organic Farm is a small 2-acre farm in Lafayette, Colorado.  We are a grower of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.  We rely heavily upon dedicated, reliable and dependable volunteers who align themselves with our sustainable organic methods of growing food for our community.  We provide food for two farmer’s markets as well as a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm share, and also for some local restaurants.  Because of our diversity here on the farm, volunteers have the opportunity to engage in learning different growing methods, weeding and insect control, composting, maintenance and repair of equipment and infrastructure, bee keeping, and of course, how to grow many varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.  Help is needed from April 1st to October 1st.  We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 months during this timeframe, working a minimum of 3 hours a week, in order to receive a favorable referral/recommendation should you volunteer or are hired on another farm.

Job tasks will involve every aspect of food production, to include ground preparation, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, cultivating, weeding, watering, harvesting, and preparation of produce for markets and customers.  Exchange your volunteer time for garden fresh organic produce.  Continue reading