volunteer1Over the past twelve 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 have been offering 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. If you are interested in volunteering regularly on field activities, we offer a work trade position where volunteering one day each week will earn you a CSA share.

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!

Want to learn more about Docent Program? Click here: CalypsoDocents2016 Cannot be a Docent this year? Help us find more Docents by sending this flyer to your friends.

Would you like to become a Docent? Contact Christin 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, the EATinG Celebration in late August 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 2015 and will have dates and times when we need help soon! Please contact Danny Sparrell 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:

  • Education
  • Community Outreach & Social Justice
  • Farm / CSA
  • Fundraising
  • Technology
  • Farm Infrastructure
  • Ecology Center
  • School Partnership
  • Board Development

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