Brook Farm Project
One-time and ongoing volunteer programs as well as long-term volunteer programs for interns and WWOOFers. You can volunteer at Brook Farm once, on a regular basis, or for over a month! Every Second Saturday throughout the year, Brook Farm hosts free, open-to-the-public work parties to offer the opportunity to learn farm skills and contribute to farm life and farm work as a group. The activities for each work party vary by the season and current farm priorities. Typically, work parties feature a farm-fresh snack in the field, participatory work songs and a potluck lunch afterwards. The start time of the work parties varies depending on the season. We also offer an Alternative Spring Break program.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
The Ulster County 4-H Youth Development Program is always looking for committed adults interested in starting a 4-H club in their area. For more details on how you can become a 4-H Club Leader call Kristen Wilson, Extension Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County 4-H Youth Development Program at 845-340-3990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 340-3990. More info.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
A people-helping-people program assisting the hungry in Ulster County
A program of the Cornell Cooperative Extension
With the start of the growing and planting season weâ€™re looking for gardeners like you to help feed the hungry in Ulster County by planting an extra row in your garden this summer and signing up to take the excess produce to our office. If you donâ€™t have room to plant an extra row â€“ sign up to donate the excess produce nearly all gardens produce.
We are asking vegetable gardeners to grow a little extra this season, or bring their excess produce to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 10 Westbrook Lane, in Kingston, NY or Family of New Paltz 51 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz.
More info or call (845) 340-3478 (DIRT).
Do You Enjoy Gardening and Sharing Your Knowledge With Others? Become a Volunteer Master Gardener.
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide the public with gardening programs and activities that convey horticulture research and experience. Volunteers are selected and trained in all aspects of horticulture from taxonomy and plant pathology to organic gardening. Each Master Gardener must complete an initial 100 hours of research based instruction from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and will continue to be exposed to the latest developments through a variety of educational training methods and state of the art gardening techniques. More info.
Master Gardeners to Offer Walk-In Services in Phoenicia. More info.
Healthy Kingston for Kids
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County (CCEUC) and several partners are leading an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in Kingston, NY through environmental and policy change. Four committees are charged with seeing out the work plan of the grant, and partners are looking for Kingston residents and interested parties to become volunteer members of the committees. You can become involved in the committees in the following ways! More info.
Family of Ellenville
is looking for a gardener to spearhead the community garden. The volunteer must be able to donate time weekly to coordinate and oversee this project. The site has been worked for several years now. Local children and adults are drawn to the garden and stop by to work, admire and partake. Volunteers can contact us at 647-2443. More info.
Kingston Farmers Market
We are in need of volunteers to help us run the Market this year. In general extra hands are needed for set up and break down of our special events. We also need help in taking customer counts and market surveys. For the customer counts a total of four counters are needed for 2 1/2 hour shifts. The consumer interest surveys require less help. The Market opens on Saturday May 29th and runs every Saturday through Nov. 20th . More info or call 853-8512.
Phillies Bridge Farm Project
Phillies Bridge Farm Project is looking for junior counselors/camp assistants to help out at our farm based day camp. This opportunity will allow you to gain experience working with children in the outdoors. Must be 14+ and LOVE working with kids! No prior experience is needed. You can volunteer for as little as 4 days or as long as 7 weeks this summer. The camp runs Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm. More info or call 256-9308.
From the Ground Up
A Student-Centered Wellness Program with its Roots in the Garden. Parents, teachers, students, administrators and staff at Marbletown Elementary School, in Stone Ridge, NY have started an edible garden, and have become involved in composting, recycling, and eliminating plastics and recyclables wherever possible, and weâ€™re initiating a farm-to-school food program. Our goal is to have gardens, healthier food, and an environmental curriculum at all of the Rondout Valley Schools within the next three years. Volunteer garden caretakers needed to Adopt-a-Week throughout the summer; also web, computer and press support. Contact Nicci at Nicci Cagan or call 845-687-4124. More info.
John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary
seeks volunteer trail-builders in Esopus. More info or call 658-8563.
Kingston Land Trust and City Gardens
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Kingston City Garden Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at Kingston City Hall, Conference Room 2. 6:15pm. New volunteers welcome.
The City Gardens project is led by Rebecca Martin and is born out of her Victory Gardens Project with KingstonCitizens.org. In its current form, the project involves students, volunteers, master gardeners and educators. Gardens have been created at Queens Galley, Darmstadt Shelter, Bailey Middle School and more. Contact Rebecca Martin at 750-7295 or email@example.com.
The Kingston Land Trust forms a natural playscape committee to create a structure at the GW Elementary School.
Interested volunteers committee members being sought.
Kingston – The George Washington Elementary School is collaborating with the Kingston Land Trust in creating a natural playscape outside of the Children’s House classrooms. A natural playscape is an outdoor play environment featuring natural elements like logs, boulders, trees, plants, and water that encourage active play, and at the same time challenge children to investigate the physical world around them.
To help guide the planning and design construction of this project, a Natural Playscape Committee is being formed. Interested volunteers can contact Ann Loeding at the Kingston Land Trust firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kingstonlandtrust.org for more information.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is seeking volunteers to help staff the Nature Center on weekends from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Volunteers would assist visitors with general information about the Park, help interpret displays in the nature center, and assist with hands-on interpretive displays. If you are interested or would like to learn more information, please contact Renee Jones at email@example.com or by phone at 845-255-0752.
New Paltz Recycling Center
seeks artists, gardeners & more. More info or call 255-8456.
Roundout Valley Growers Association
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-657-5701
Volunteers needed for Community Gleaning Days & more. The Rondout Valley Growers Association is a non-profit community organization comprised of local farmers, residents, and businesses that are committed to strengthening the regionâ€™s family farms and preserving open space for future generations.
Community Gleaning Days- August, September & October. Volunteers will work in the fields harvesting produce or work in a processing kitchen to prepare food for the soup kitchens and food pantries. Volunteers will also be able to take home some produce.
Sustainable Hudson Valley
email@example.com or call 845-384-1061
Volunteers needed to help SHV with communications and outreach, research support, office help or fundraising, contact Melissa or Michael directly at 845-384-1061
Database manager â€” data entry and database setup, Excel knowledge required (approx 3 hours/ week, can do from your location)
Graphic designer â€” design print and web materials, work closely with highly skilled design director (one project or a stream of them â€” lots to do)
Outreach volunteers â€” staff SHV information tables with material on all our programs (flexible, lots of evenings & weekends possible)
Media monitors â€” if you are an avid reader of specialized media related to sustainability or the Hudson Valley, let us know and send us relevant clippings to feed our information-hunger
Liberty View Farm is looking for Apprentices!
Incredible educational opportunity for students and workers seeking to gain organic farming experience alongside some of the Hudson Valley’s best community and business-minded farmers. Volunteer apprentice(s) beginning April-May. More info.
NYSDEC Recruiting Citizen Scientists for the Volunteer River Herring Monitoring Season
The NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Hudson Rivers Fisheries Unit are continuing a volunteer-based River Herring monitoring program this spring. Monitoring will take place between April and May each year during the annual migration of river herring from the ocean into freshwater tributaries to spawn. Each volunteer will conduct visual observations for signs of herring, at least twice a week for 15 minutes at a site close to his or her town. Training is provided and begins in March, no experience necessary. We need at least ten volunteers per site. More info.
Woodstock Farm Festival
The Woodstock Farm Festival is a weekly community event organized and operated by a group of volunteers to bring a farmers market, outdoor dining, free live music, special events and kids activites to the Woodstock community. Volunteers are needed for: traffic and safety patrol, working the information booth, working in our grill booth, selling raffle tickets, distributing information about our community, etc. Every Wed from May 27 – Oct 28, 2009 from 2:30 – 5:30pm. Contact Cheryl 679-7618.
Frost Valley YMCA
Melissa Pauls, Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator
Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville, NY 12725
845.985.2291 x 208
Frost Valley is looking for volunteers to help keep the Catskills beautiful. Tasks will include trail maintenance, gardening, general upkeep of property, and more! For more information, please email volunteer@FrostValley.org.
Esopus Creek Conservancy
Volunteers needed to assist with trail maintenance and wood construction projects on Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties. Short one/two hour work sessions, or four-six hour work parties. Weekends and weekdays, times and dates flexible, please indicate your interests and when you are typically available to volunteer. Contact Steve Chorvas at 845-246-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org (email is preferable).
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is a unique 161-acre preserve located partially within both the village and town of Saugerties along a dramatic bend in the Esopus Creek less than a mile from the Hudson River. We are an all-volunteer organization, and volunteers are essential to achieve our goals. Volunteers have worked to restore the meadow area where visitors can now observe a wide variety of wildflowers, birds and butterflies. Environmental education walks are scheduled throughout the year. Partnering with the Catskill Center and the Saugerties school district, we opened up Esopus Bend as an outdoor classroom for local schools. Whether you would like to be called for a special task, serve on a committee, work outdoors on the preserve, or help in some other way, we would like to hear about you and your interests.
Please contact Rita Galchus, Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com 845-246-6875
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