Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, we have set up small shifts to ensure volunteers are able to work according to New York State’s social distancing recomendations. The Patroon Land Farm staff are also taking every precaution in ensuring work spaces and tools are cleaned and sanitized on an ongoing basis.

Individual Opportunities

Throughout the season, volunteers are needed to help start seeds, transplant, harvest, wash, and pack. Sign up is easy and can be done instantly using link below. We are currently looking for help starting seeds in our greenhouse. No prior farm experience necessary!

Group Opportunities

As soon as the fields are ready come springtime, the Farm starts working with businesses, community organizations, schools, and others in a combined effort to maximize the Farm’s production. Tens of thousands of hours have been donated to date and are invaluable to the mission of the Farm.

School Tours & Internships

Each spring, classrooms begin the growing-harvest cycle as partners with the Food Bank. Staff visit classrooms providing soil, seeds and growing cups for students to start the process by planting seeds. Under the students’ care, the seeds germinate, grow into plants and are brought to the Farm for transplanting into the soil. Throughout the season we host any school groups that desire to participate in farm activities. We use these opportunities to teach the students about agriculture and the workings of a farm.

 

Contact Bob Baker, Manager of Farm Projects, at bobb@regionalfoodbank.net or (518) 786-3691 x296 to learn more.