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Volunteer with New Roots

Juniper Gardens Training Farm Friend Volunteer

The New Roots program works with refugee farmers to develop small farm businesses by providing hands-on support and education in the field, at farmers’ markets, as well as during English classes and skill-focused workshops.


  • Communicate with farmer and their family/interpreters to schedule volunteer days/times
  • Complete various farm tasks as agreed upon with the farmer (including: weeding, harvesting, planting, mulching, etc.,)
  • Follow food safety guidelines when working with produce
  • Commit to volunteering weekly or bi weekly




  • Strong communication skills, including fluency in English
  • Ability to stay flexible and calm when unexpected situations arise
  • Schedule flexibility – be willing to work early mornings and/or weekends
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to squat, get in and out of a truck bed, lift up to 50 lbs., willingness to work outside in various weather conditions


  • Experience working in environments that are multi-cultural and multi-lingual
  • Experience with agriculture, gardening, or a related field
Time Commitment:
Must be willing to commit to work for a majority of the growing season (May-October), meeting weekly or every other week, as determined with the farmer.