Organization Description

Mission: Nuestras Raices aims to create healthy environments, celebrate “agri-culture,” harness our collective energy, and to advance our vision of a just and sustainable future.

Goals: Nuestras Raices promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke through projects relating to food, agriculture, and the environment. It draws its membership and its leadership from its network of community gardens.

Placement Description

  • Community Gardens Volunteer: Work with the community garden coordinator to maintain our community gardens, host educational programs and events, and expand our community garden program
  • Farm Production Volunteer: Support the farm manager with production of various specialty and cultural crops and upkeep of our demonstration plot, youth garden, and main production field
  • Mobile Markets Volunteer: Work with our mobile market manager to weigh and package produce, set up for market events, and distribute fresh produce to underserved members of our community
  • Grants/Research Volunteer: Support our various grant writers with identifying and writing grants to fund the organizational strategic plan and assisting with community-based research projects
  • Greenhouse Support Volunteer: Support the farm manager and community garden coordinator with greenhouse operations in multiple greenhouses
  • Office Assistant/Receptionist: Support the office bookkeeper and assist in any office tasks
  • Skills:
    • Spanish-speaking abilities would be helpful but not required
    • Experience with working with youth
    • Knowledge of agriculture, gardening, and farm tools 
  • Training: Volunteers will be primarily supervised by the director of their respective project, with additional support from the volunteer coordinator

Time Commitment

At least 2 hr/week 

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