In 2007 VINES was created by a group of dedicated volunteers and continues to thrive with the help of an active volunteer base. We are always seeking a team of motivated long-term volunteers to help with several different projects. If you have a skill or interests not listed in one of our volunteer opportunities, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form and let us know how you would like to help.
General Volunteer Opportunities
All interested volunteers are asked to please fill out our sign-up form.
Farm Share Pick-Up Sites: assisting in the distribution of vegetable boxes at designated pick-up sites and interacting with people picking up their veggie boxes each week. Accept payment, share recipe tips, and track customers. For more information regarding volunteering with farm share please email Kate at Farmshare@vinesgardens.org
Urban Farm Volunteer: Help build the sustainability and production of VINES’ Urban Farm by harvesting vegetables and fruits as well as weeding, moving soil, watering, composting, and planting as needed. Volunteers are invited to take home extra garden produce.
Community Garden Builds: Join us in constructing new community gardens on vacant lots. Assemble wooden raised beds & fill them with soil and compost as well as develop perennial flower beds to beautify the space. Most builds occur in the fall. Groups of 6 or more people, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-205-8108.
Community Meal Volunteers: Sign up for a meal preparation or serving shift for a VINES-hosted community meal every 5th Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church in Binghamton. The next community meal is April 30th.
Upcoming Volunteer Dates
Urban Farm & CHOW Farm
Volunteer opportunities on the Binghamton Urban Farm and CHOW Farm are beginning the week of April 22nd, 2019! Come to open volunteer dates and get your hands in the soil! No RSVP necessary for these open dates. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 607-205-8108
At the Urban Farm (16 Tudor St, Binghamton):
Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm
3rd Monday of every month 4pm – 7pm (next one is July 15th!)
2nd Saturday of every month 9:30am – 12pm (next one is July 13th!)
At the CHOW Farm (22 Lawrence Ave, Conklin):
No prior farming/gardening experience needed! We will show you all you need to know.
Upcoming Community Garden Projects:
We are building a new garden this spring along with revamping and adding to existing gardens! We could use your help!
Vestal Community Garden, 4737 Deerfield Place, Vestal
Join our All Women’s Build! Date TBD
To get involved with bringing a community garden to your neighborhood please visit our New Community Garden Page!
VINES Community Meal
The next VINES Community meal will be held on Tuesday, October 29th at the United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St, Binghamton.
RSVP form coming soon. Include your full name, email address, phone number, and the shift you would like to volunteer for. Volunteers who sign up will will receive a confirmation email with directions to the church. Please send any questions or RSVP’s to Americorps@vinesgardens.org or call/text 607-218-2043
Shift 1: 12:30- 4:30pm:
Volunteers will prepare, cook, and assemble food for the community meal, set tables, and conduct other dinner preparation activities as assigned by the volunteer coordinator.
Shift 2: 4:30- 7:00pm:
Volunteers will serve meals in the dining room, run dishes back to the kitchen, serve beverages, and assist with cleanup. This is a fast paced, community engaging shift.