Want to join the cause and help Real Food Rising by digging your hands in the soil, planting, weeding, and harvesting organically grown produce that we will donate to hunger relief? No experience necessary. The only things you need are a willingness to work hard and get dirty (as well as a water bottle and closed toed shoes!).
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER THIS FALL:
See our list of volunteer days and sign up at VolunteerSpot.
We also offer Company Team Building Volunteer Days. Come share a day on our farms with your fellow employees by helping to grow food that goes to people in need.
Email Sara for more information about all of these opportunities and we will add you to our email list. We don’t have many volunteer opportunities between mid-June and mid-August because we are focused on our Summer Youth Program. However, from mid-August through the end of October and early April through mid June, we always need lots of volunteer help to harvest and plant (and do some site maintenance).
Getting young people out to the land and educating them about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and nature is essential to our work. We want all these things to be accessible to everyone, not just the teenagers that work with us. We lead educational field trip on our land in the spring, summer, and fall. Email Sara for more information.
We are no longer taking applications for our Summer Youth Program. If you would like to be notified about next year’s positions, please send us an email.
Crew leader positions are now filled. Drop a line next year in February or March if you would like to apply.
Real Food Rising has forged relationships with both the University of Utah and Westminster College for our summer crew leader positions. Students at either university can apply for the program through the community service organization at each school - the Center for Civic Engagement at Westminster and the Bennion Center at the U. This is possible through a partnership with the Utah Campus Compact & AmeriCorps programs and students will receive an educational award. Additionally, students involved with Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the U, can satisfy their required internship by serving as a crew leader with Real Food Rising for the summer. More information is on the job description above and on our Summer Youth Program page. We will post more information about summer jobs for 2014 in January/February.
During the Summer Youth Programs, a group of Real Food Rising crew workers team up with a local chef in the Salt Lake area to prepare a seasonal feast that features farm fresh produce from the RFR farm sites! After a morning spent cooking in that chefs’s restaurant or commercial kitchen, the chef and RFR youth interns serve their meal to members of the community back on the farm.
It’s a transformative experience for both youth and guests: Youth show off their farming, cooking, and public speaking skills while working with great chefs who do a lot for the community, while guests learn more about where food comes from and how Real Food Rising affects the lives of youth through food.
Real Food Rising is not possible without the help of funders (both foundations and individuals). Please consider making a tax deductible donation to Real Food Rising to allow us to continue doing our work and to expand in next year. Click HERE to see our wish list.
Make a tax deductible donation to Real Food Rising here.Be sure to designate your donation to “Real Food Rising.”