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Inwood Community Supported Agriculture Group

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Volunteering for the Inwood CSA

Volunteering at the distribution site

This year, the volunteer commitment will be four hours. Members may work for 4 hours on one Thursday afternoon, distribute the hours among different dates. You will help to set up the produce when it is dropped off, help members sign in and collect their shares, and help keep the site neat and organized. You should also be ready to talk to passers by who want to know what is going on. If you are volunteering at the end of the distribution time you will also help to pack up all the empty boxes and supplies and pick up any refuse from the CSA. Volunteer shifts are rain or shine.

Other ways to contribute

Some members can't work on Thursdays but would be willing to do different kinds of volunteering. That is great- if you can take on a project that you can manage on your own. We are an entirely volunteer-run organization, so there is nobody "on call" to manage your volunteer contribution when we are not at the site. We always need members who have the time and inclination to do more than their four hours of volunteer time. If you have a project you'd like to take on, please let us know. Below is a list of some ideas- some are things that we would like to see happen, others come right from suggestions in the questionnaires that members filled out. Some are more essential than others, but all would enhance the CSA and make it a more responsive organization. Most of these jobs would require more than six hours of your time, though a few of them might not. If you think you'd like to take on anything listed below, or if you have other ideas about how to use your talents, skills and time to improve the CSA, leave us a message at (212) 353-6842 or email us at info@inwoodcsa.org .


CSA VOLUNTEER JOBS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED

  • Coordinate an order of reusable bags: This job involves coordination of one order of reusable logoed bags for interested members. You will need to see the order through from beginning to end, including taking orders, researching prices and providers, collecting payment, arranging the delivery, and distributing the orders.
  • Spanish translations: We would love to offer brochures, basic website info, and posters in Spanish. Can you translate the text accurately and in a timely manner? It would also be wonderful to have one point person who would be willing to answer emails and return occasional phone calls in Spanish.
  • Farm trip coordinator: This job involves coordination with the farm, researching pricing for transportation, and managing the trip on the day of the visit.
  • Coordinate potluck, picnic, or farm visit: Would you like to coordinate a series of community events at the site? Many people say they wish that these things would happen, and it would be great if someone could organize picnics, potlucks, etc. To help coordinate a farm visit, you would talk with the farmers to determine the date, and then let people know when it is. If you could help get people together to car pool, find out about car rental options, etc., that would really help get more people to the farm.
  • End-of-year survey: Help to create and distribute the end-of-year survey, and/or work to collate and analyze the results.

Email us at info@inwoodcsa.org if you would like to be responsible for any of these jobs.

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