volunteer1Over the past seventeen years, Calypso Farm and our education programs have grown and flourished thanks to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers. Please join us! Here is a sample of the many ways you can get involved. For more information on any of the opportunities below please contact us.

Field Projects

There are endless projects to be done in the fields during the growing season. We offer regularly scheduled opportunities during the season for shareholders to fill their required volunteer hours. These are not limited to shareholders so keep an eye out in our e-mails and on our homepage for these work parties.  Or contact us if you’d like to help in the field outside of these pre-scheduled times.  We’d love to have you!

Farm Docents and Educators

volunteer2Farm Docents lead interactive field trips at the Farm, and are a valuable part of Calypso’s educational team. As a Farm Docent you will learn about food, farming, and the surrounding forest while earning volunteer hours. Docents come and lead a field trip once a week according to their schedule. If you can not come regularly and teach classes you can still be part of our Docent list and come when possible or help during larger field trips when more Docents are needed. As a Docent you will be trained and will get educational support to have a good and meaningful experience. We need your help and would love to have you here!

If you are interested in making a regular commitment to field trips, we offer vegetables as appreciation for this extended commitment! Contact us to learn more!

Would you like to become a Docent? Contact Peter at calypsofieldtrips@gmail.com and come to observe a field trip in action. After that you will get trained and ready to jump into this outdoor environmental teaching experience!

Building Projects

We are always working on building projects that need extra hands or people with building experience. This year we are building a fiber studio and a classroom and Tom needs plenty of helping hands! If you are interested in helping with building projects or if you have specialized skills to offer, please contact Tom Zimmer.

 

Special Events

Every year we rely on volunteers to help us with our Open House in late July and our Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction in late September.

School Gardens

If you prefer to volunteer in town, the School Gardens will need volunteers this summer. We are working on the schedule for 2017 and will have dates and times when we need help soon! Please contact Jesse Bartlet at calypsosgi@gmail.com for more details.

Board of Directors

Calypso is governed by a thirteen-person Board of Directors. Directors meet monthly to discuss organizational business and are expected to head up a working committee in specific subject areas (listed below). This is a dynamic, fun group of people to work with! If you are interested in getting involved with the Board, please contact the Board Development Chair, Alice Stickney.

Join an Advisory Committee

Advisory Committees work on specific issues at Calypso. The following committees exist:

  • Community Outreach & Social Justice
  • Farm / CSA
  • Fundraising
  • Board Development

If you are interested in becoming a part of any of these committees, please contact the farm.