Volunteer With Us
At Convivium, we are passionate about connecting people to their food source and making healthy food accessible to all. As a non-profit, we rely on volunteers to help us achieve that mission.
Whether it is for a couple hours or all summer long, there are fun ways to get involved.
If you are interested in organizing a volunteer day specifically for your group, contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer in the Gardens
We have over 13,000 sq. feet of gardens throughout the North End neighborhood where we grow food for our restaurant, classes, and our free casserole program. We also have Common Beds that we maintain and anyone can harvest from for free. Although projects exist year-round, we need the most help maintaining these gardens during the growing season (March through October).
There are lots of opportunities for on-going volunteers, click below to see some example garden projects:
Example Garden Projects:
Most of this work will take place between March and September and the projects will vary based on the time of year.
Garden bed prep
Volunteer in the Kitchen
Our scratch kitchen prepares food for the coffee shop, restaurant, and private catered events. The proceeds from these support Convivium’s outreach efforts. Kitchen volunteers help prepare food as well as process and preserve the harvest from our gardens.
Click below to read more about volunteering to process and preserve the harvest.
Processing the Harvest
Whether it is turning basil into pesto, tomato in tomato jam, tomatillos into salsa verde, or dehydrating peppers, cherry tomatoes and herbs – we need help processing our abundant harvest in a way that can be enjoyed all year round.
All of these products will then be sold in our restaurant, whose proceeds support our nonprofit programming!
This work is needed as items become available, primarily from August to December. Some tasks can be slightly time-consuming, making it fun work to complete with a group of friends! Previous cooking or canning experience is helpful, but not necessary. Training will be provided for required tasks.
Does your skill set go beyond growing and preparing food? We have on-going projects we need help with in the office or at events!
From working the Farmer’s Market to web design to helping organize photos – there are always ways we can utilize your expertise.
Open the tab below to see examples of some of the projects we need help with right now:
Admin/Misc. Task Examples
Be a Tour Guide
Help with IT (Information Technology)
Help with website design
Work at the Farmer’s Market
Convivium Urban Farmstead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create community around all aspects of food. Your patronage helps support our non-profit activities.