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Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering with us?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Groundswell Center! We’re really excited you want to support our work for a sustainable, just and equitable local food system and we can’t do it without you. Whether you’re looking to help out once in awhile or in an ongoing manner, there’s a way for you to plug in.

Fall Opportunities

  • Volunteer Night on the Farm: Thurs, Sept 20th, 5PM  Help us with weeding and set-up in prep for our event
  • The Sunset Soiree, Fri, Sept 21st, Volunteers needed to set-up all day Friday (3pm), during the event (5pm) and clean-up afterword (5pm)
  • Volunteer Night on the Farm: Thurs, Oct 4, 5PM  Get your hands dirty at the Incubator Farm! 
  • Carpentry Help: Dates Flexible (before November). Somewhat skilled carpenter is needed to help frame the side walls and doors for a small building at the Incubator Farm built during a Women's Build project. Contact us!

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Long Term Opportunities (a.k.a "Groundswell Superheroes")

  • Become an Advisory Board Member: Board Members meet bi-monthly and provide leadership, strategic planning and fundraising assistance in support of Groundswell’s vision and mission. For more information about the Advisory Board, please click here.
  • Become a Committee Member: Currently, Groundswell has three committees that guide our work; the Incubator Farm Committee, the Equity and Accountability Committee, and the Development Committee. For more information about our committees and how to get involved, please click here.
  • Hands-on support is always welcome such as childcare or set-up/clean-up at workshops and public events, offering transportation for participants to workshops, posting flyers around town, and social media posts.

Incubator Farm Hands-on-the-Land Opportunities

  • First Thursdays: From April to October, come help out at the Groundswell Incubator Farm, just a few miles west of Ithaca, on the first Thursday of every month from 5:00-7:30PM. Come for a the whole time, or just a short while! Tasks may include helping fix or build infrastructure, weed, plant, or helping the Incubator Farmers. Enjoy a beautiful sunset as you get your hands dirty! View our event directory for a list of farm volunteer days. Transportation available from downtown Ithaca.
  • Corporate and Group Volunteer Days: We welcome companies, businesses,and schools for work days and private tours on the Incubator Farm during the growing season.  A $50-100 donation is requested for groups.
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