Organization: The Common Orchard Project
About this opportunity:
Volunteer Reports to: Community Empowerment Coordinator
Job Location: Camp Washington Urban Farm, 3220 Colerain Ave
Time Commitment: Weekly sessions with team members
(Monthly session for a larger project)
How this Position Supports Common Orchard:
We are looking for more volunteers to join us in growing food and community in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. The Common Orchard Project works to install and maintain hundreds of small orchard plantings across Greater Cincinnati and grows “commonly held” resources by educating communities on fresh food and urban land management. These common orchards provide increased food access, tree canopy, walkable greenspace and community building in neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment.
The Farm Rehabilitation Team is rebuilding a safe functional space at Camp Washington Urban Farm. As we prepare to plant the farm in perennial food, demonstration orchards, nursery fruit trees and other programs, we have a need to get the farm back on track after years of less than ideal maintenance. This enables us to be a hub for all public orchard needs in Cincinnati and be a productive demonstration site for perennial food production in the area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Clearing invasive species
- Removing trash and debris
- Organizing tools and materials
- Mulching & Tarping
- General farm duties
- Lifting up to 40 pounds
- Walking over uneven terrain (at times for most if not all of the work day)
- Perform duties outdoors throughout multiple seasons
- Be flexible in communication (The work of some days may shift due to weather)
- Training & Supervision will be provided for maximum health and safety.
All volunteers, whether volunteering for ongoing, short-term or “one off” roles, undergo onboarding that provides all the information appropriate to their role to help them understand the work of The Common Orchard Project and fulfill their role. Onboarding arrangements vary according to the service and the nature of the voluntary activity to be undertaken. Where possible, volunteers are offered additional training to enable them to fulfill their voluntary role more effectively.
To become a valued contributor within the support of food sovereignty in Cincinnati by way of farm rehabilitation, please contact this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After this, you will be able to set up an initial volunteer orientation and to sign up to receive volunteer communication, or if you have any other questions.