Our fall crew is hired, but you can still volunteer!

All positions on our Fall 2022 team have been filled.  If you would still like to get involved with the farm, please contact join the Lafayette Food and Farm Collective GroupMe to RSVP for our weekly volunteer days, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00.

Farm crew pauses during Thursday veggie stand set-up.

Farm with us this Spring 2023!

Applications for Spring 2023 positions will open at the end of the Fall semester.

  • Flexible hours based on your schedule, minimum of 10-hour commitment per week
  • Competitive Pay
  • Make a positive impact in your community
  • Fresh Air & Fresh Vegetables

A passion for sustainability, regenerative agriculture, and environmentalism is encouraged though not required. No experience in farming or gardening is necessary; a proclivity toward being outdoors, an appreciation for plant & insect life, or a penchant for tinkering with tools and machinery is beneficial.

Position start date: Spring positions begin approximately mid-to-late-March, 2023.

Student harvests peas during summer season

What will the work include?

Work May include:

  •  Use of machinery (tiller, mower, weedwhacker) to prepare beds, weed crops, and maintain gardens
  •  Weeding, planting, harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables and flowers, using basic skills, hand tools, and common sense
  •  Setting-up displays and helping customers during the weekly On-Campus Market and On-Farm customer pick-up
  •  Leading tours or work parties of local classes, groups, schools, and your Lafayette College peers
  • Setting-up irrigation systems
  • Harvesting flower bouquets
  • Designing and implementing building projects, including use of basic power tools, hand tools, and human ingenuity
  • Sharing reflections of your LaFarm work experience with the community at large through photos, creative writing, film, or other media for our LaFarm website
  • A whole host of other work: web design, event planning, garden design, tree planting, soil testing, cover crop management, cooking demos, marketing, data organization, carpentry, farm art installations, sign-making… if you’ve got a skill, we’ve probably got a farm-based application. Join us.

What skills are required?

Student Farm Crew must be willing and able to:

  • Work in all weather conditions, including rain, cold, humidity, and heat, while wearing a mask or face covering
  • Lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Bring water, snacks, sun protection, closed-toe shoes, and a hat to work each day. Come prepared & ready to work.
  •  Be flexible, organized, efficient, and work as part of a team
  •  Talk & work at the same time: having fun doesn’t mean you should stop picking tomatoes
  •  Show-up to work on-time: you will be part of a team that is counting on you!
  •  Wake-up early! Position may include early morning hours (7 a.m.) especially during the heat of the summer.

What is the compensation and work schedule?

Schedule and Compensation:

  •  Competitive pay based on experience and work ethic, with opportunities for raises at regular intervals.  Starting wage $9/ hour
  •  Free farm vegetables available throughout May-December
  •  Commitment of a minimum of 4 hours per week
  •  Flexible hours and schedule based on your needs and availability
  • No full time positions are available during Spring Semester

How do I apply?

To Apply:

Fill out our fast and fun application.

Questions?  E-mail Josh Parr at parrj@lafayette.edu.

 

Weekly LaFFCo (Lafayette Food and Farm Co-op) Volunteering

LaFFCo (Lafayette Food and Farm Co-Op) volunteers plant strawberries at LaFarm.

Join LaFFCo volunteers for a one-hour no-commitment, no-experience-necessary, no-nonsense, volunteer afternoon.  We leave campus at 4:15 on Wednesdays during the semester.  We focus on building community while getting our hands dirty.

Greek Life, Athletic Teams, and Community Partnerships

 

Farmer Lisa works with fraternity brothers to build our first mini high tunnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaFarm depends on our volunteer partnerships from Greek Life, Athletic Teams, Alternative School Break (ASB), Pre-Orientation Service Program (POSP), and more for everything from shed painting to building projects to fall clean-up.  Get in touch and get involved.