Volunteer Opportunities

Community Agriculture Support Volunteer
Would you like to empower beginning farmers in Skagit Valley? Or maybe you want to help yourself and others have access to local, farm fresh produce? Come volunteer for our CSA Program, providing Viva Farms produce to our community, including SNAP beneficiaries.
Viva Farms sells our beginning farmers’ produce through our weekly CSA. CSA stands for community supported agriculture, a model that connects consumers and producers in the food system by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or farmer. This year we are launching a SNAP CSA program, where SNAP recipients can use their benefits to purchase Viva Farms CSA shares. Not only will our program enable SNAP beneficiaries to have access to local produce but will also provide them with the tools to vote with their dollars like all other consumers.
We are looking for dedicated CSA volunteers who will assist with packing our 100+ CSA boxes each Wednesday 7am – 12pm, from June 13th – September 12th, 2018. All packing will be done at Viva Farms: located at the corner of Airport Higgins Way & Ovenell Road off Hwy 20.
Must commit to 10 weeks in advance to receive your small weekly CSA share. Open to all applicants who can lift 50 lbs. and stand for 5 hours. Must be 16 or older. Required training Wednesday  June 6th, 9am – 11am

 Contact Angela Sullivan at angela@vivafarms.org or (360) 969-7191 x807 with questions or interest.

Earth Day Spring Work Party
Join us on Earth Day for a day of planting, weeding, beautifying, and celebrating an organization that prioritizes sustainability on this lovely planet!

What: Come help Viva Farms get ready for the busy summer season! Help with planting, raking, beautifying, organizing, and some good ole’ fashioned spring cleaning. Snack, tools, and gloves will be provided. Dress for the weather! Scheduled for rain or shine.

Why: To help Viva Farms beautify their property and make a better environment for farmers and visitors. To spend a day giving back to the Earth and organizations that support the sustainable use of the Earth. To meet some awesome new friends! To get your hands dirty.

When: Sunday, April 22nd from 11am – 3pm

Where: Viva Farms
Located on the corner of Higgins Airport Way & Ovenell Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98237

For more information, contact Angela Sullivan at angela@vivafarms.org or (360) 969 – 7179 x807