We could not accomplish all that we do without the ongoing support of our volunteers.
Every year Wolfe’s Neck Center hosts several large events, including our Spring and Fall Festivals, Farm to Table dinner series, Harvest Dance, and several smaller educational and children’s programs. There are many different roles that event volunteers can serve in, but all should be comfortable interacting with the public.
Event volunteers assist with a range of tasks including event set-up and clean-up, parking, registration, activities, crafts, face painting, flower arrangement and decoration, and food & drink preparation and service. We are also always looking for those to assist in visitor support, answering questions, directing visitors, and and managing lines.
Wolfe’s Neck Center’s vast acreage serves as the backdrop to many families’ meaningful and memorable experiences during the spring, summer, and fall. As the snow retreats in the spring, we always discover leaves, branches, and other debris that winter leaves behind across our property. Working with our Outdoor Maintenance Manager, volunteers will tidy our common areas, campsites, and trails by raking leaves, clearing brush, and generally making all of these areas welcoming to the public and our guests. Volunteers who identify themselves as having particular skillsets, such as gardening, painting, or carpentry, may be assigned to projects that utilize their skills. This is physical work that involves moderate bending, pulling, and lifting during most weather conditions.
Wolfe’s Neck Center could not operate without all the wonderful volunteers we get to host every year. We currently are accepting applications for volunteers with recurring availability to help with Visitor Education, maintain our Property and Grounds, and within our gardens. We do not have opportunities to work with any livestock at this time. To inquire, please fill out an application here.
One of things that makes Wolfe’s Neck Center so special is that it is open to the public every day, year-round. In order to improve the visitor experience, we need volunteers that can be a presence at the farm to help answer questions, lead tours, and educate visitors about Wolfe’s Neck Center’s mission. Farm docents will be trained to answer questions and educate visitors about our operations, facilities, livestock, agricultural practices, mission, etc. They also may be asked to assist instructing educational programs and/or tours. These volunteers must be friendly and enjoy talking to members of the public and be willing to learn about all the different elements of our farm.
They’re passionate, mature, and responsible young adult volunteers (15-18 years of age) looking to gain leadership experience while learning about sustainable agriculture and local ecology. Working with their group, JCs spend their days outside assisting with camp activities and encouraging the curiosity of campers.
As a JC you will: Develop leadership skills, build experience for your college applications and resume, and have the opportunity to fulfill service requirements. JCs can choose to sign up for one or more of our 10 Farm Camp weeks. As this is a day camp, we do not have residential options available for Junior Counselors. There is no fee for participating in the JC program, but it requires an application and commitment from participants. Learn more about the JC program here.
It takes a lot of work to get Wolfe’s Neck Center up and ready for the season, and it would be impossible without the help of our incredible volunteer community. Held annually around Earth Day, volunteers can join us for a full day by signing up on the form below. All volunteer work will involve manual work. We’ll also be providing a cookout lunch for all of our volunteers featuring our very own Wolfe’s Neck Center food!
The application for the 2023 cleanup has closed. Please check out our other opportunities!
Wolfe’s Neck Center welcomes the opportunity to work with your large or corporate group in a volunteer setting. From weeding to harvesting to maintaining trails, there is always something that your group can do to support us.
To inquire further, please fill out this form.
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