Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Volunteer at Oxbow this summer and fall

pack-out with LWIT student

Oxbow is much more than just a farm. We are a nonprofit dedicated to changing our agricultural systems. We are a family of passionate people working hard to grow food, raise native plants, work with children, and engage the community in conversation about agricultural and food systems. If you believe in the work we are doing, please consider joining us as a volunteer!

We have more opportunities this season than ever before to join our crew!

To learn more about volunteering at Oxbow, visit our volunteer page or sign up to receive our volunteer emails.

Seasonal Commitment

Friday Work Share:

Workshares are CSA members who help the farmers with CSA pack-out and field work for four hours each week and, in exchange, take home a free CSA box. This is a commitment for the rest of the season and is the position of greatest need!

Our workshares are essential members of our CSA team. This is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes to run a 750-member CSA. Hours are Fridays, 1:00 – 5:00.

Check out more information about the workshare program or email Jillian at volunteer@oxbow.org if you are interested in signing up.

Kids’ Farm Volunteer Naturalist:

Oxbow will host over 2,000 kids during September and October for our series of Fall Farm Adventures. Primarily pre-school and elementary-aged students visit the farm for 75-minute hands-on farm tours facilitated by farmer and volunteer instructors. Kids learn about the six plant parts, soil, compost, worms, and other basics of organic farming.

We have several positions open to welcome volunteers onto our communications team during this busy month. Volunteer naturalists will receive training from our education staff and will lead tours with 8-12 kids around our 1-acre Kids’ Farm. Volunteers will have a chance to learn about food and farms, gain experience delivering dynamic education programs, and see what happens behind the scenes at Oxbow during the busiest season of the year.

Only a moderate understanding of food and farms is necessary. There will be a lot of opportunity for learning from our staff.

Read here for a full position description and click here to apply.

One-time events

In addition to our season-long needs, we have a number of one-time opportunities for people looking to come out and get their hands dirty

Habitat Restoration with Earthcorps Aug. 8

We are happy to partner with EarthCorps for a day of work in our hedgerow project. We will likely be focusing on invasive blackberry removal, mulching of our native plantings, and other site maintenance. Register

Habitat Restoration with United Way Sep. 18

As part of United Way’s Day of Caring, we will be back in the native hedgerow, maintaining past plantings and excavating new areas for our fall native species plantings. Registration is forthcoming, so please stay tuned. United Way will be providing t-shirts to all Day of Caring volunteers.

Weeding crew

Weeding is always a big need, but this season’s drought conditions have kept our weeding crew busy moving irrigation. Want to help us out? Email Jillian and we will find a time for you to come out!

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