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Volunteer with CEFS

Looking to get your hands dirty, learn new skills, or help with the behind-the-scenes work that makes all of our great programs, activities, and events run smoothly? Check out our volunteer opportunities below!

NC State Agroecology Education Farm (Raleigh)

Get your hands dirty! Stop by on our regular volunteer days: the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am -1 pm.

Bring a club or group to visit or volunteer at the farm. We welcome groups for tours or service learning projects.  Visit the Agroecology Education Farm website for more information or contact Farm Manager Alison Reeves at (919) 513-0085 or amreeve2@ncsu.edu .

Food Youth Initiative (Various locations)

Do you want to support Food Youth Initiative through volunteering? We have a few opportunities.

Volunteer at one of the Food Youth Initiative partner youth groups.

Volunteer at the next Food Youth Initiative summer gathering:  We encourage young adults and those seeking professional development in food systems and equity work to volunteer.

Contact bevelyn_ukah@ncsu.edu for more information about volunteering. To learn more about FYI and our summer gatherings, please visit our website.

Small Farm Unit at CEFS’ Field Research and Outreach Facility (Goldsboro)

The Small Farm Unit welcomes weekly volunteers!  Help with day-to-day farm tasks including transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and more. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and come prepared for working in the hot sun (ie sunscreen, hat, water, etc). All ages are welcome, but please note the presence of bees and fire ants at the farm – people with allergies are advised to take caution.  Please use the link to sign up if interested. For more information please contact Small Farm Unit Farm Manager Leeanna Bunch at lbunch@ncat.edu.

Fill out the Small Farm Unit’s volunteer application or group visit application.