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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.

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 on the Incubator farm and a private tour during the growing season.  A $50-100 donation is requested for volunteers groups.
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Long Term Opportunities

  • 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 Fundraising & Development Committee. For more information about our committees and how to get involved, please click here.

Groundswell Center Superheroes

We often need volunteers to swoop in and support us at workshops, community events, fundraisers, mailing parties, etc.


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