Volunteer with VINES


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.

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. 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Dates

Vestal Garden build:

April 29 & May 6: Women’s Build

VINES is hosting its first ever, All Women’s Build for an inclusive opportunity for local ladies to get comfortable with power tools, learn basic construction tips and more. There are two opportunities to join in on the fun!


On April 29 from 9am – noon join VINES in constructing 20 community garden beds which will allow local neighbors to grow their own food and build community. At this work day we will be filling raised garden beds with soil and compost, and begin staining lumber for our fencing.

On May 6 from 12:30 – 4pm join VINES in constructing a deer proof fence on site. They call it “Deerfield Place” for a reason! Which is why we need to build a “double fence” at Deerfield Place Community Garden. Learn about a great and affordable fence design. No experience is necessary to attend either workday, VINES will have various stations to teach you with skills to take home, all while building VINES’ 13th Community Garden.

Please don’t forget to:
-Tell your friends!
-Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather
-Wear close-toed shoes
-Bring your own gloves if you’d like, but we’ll have plenty!

We are looking to borrow some sawhorses so that we can set up several stations for staining the wood. Please let VINES know if you have one we can borrow by emailing kaitlyn@vinesgardens.org or calling 607-205-8108. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623730504634275

April 29: Vestal Garden Build

Join VINES for our first build in Vestal on April 29, 2018! Join us in growing food and growing community. At this build we will be constructing 20 community garden beds, filling them with soil and compost and begin staining lumber for our fencing.

Shifts 1 will be a Women’s Build from 9 am – 12 pm

Shift 2 will be from 12:30 pm – 4pm and is welcome to all.

Please don’t forget to:
-Tell your friends!
-Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather
-Wear close-toed shoes
-Bring your own gloves if you’d like, but we’ll have plenty!

We are looking to borrow some sawhorses so that we can set up several stations for staining the wood. Please let VINES know if you have one we can borrow by emailing kaitlyn@vinesgardens.org or calling 607-205-8108.

 

May 6: Vestal Garden Fence Build

They call it “Deerfield Place” for a reason! Which is why we need to build a “double fence” at Deerfield Place Community Garden. Learn about a great and affordable fence design and help VINES in growing food and growing community through this work day.

No experience is necessary, VINES will show you how to construct a simple hog wire fence design. Not only will you be helping with the construction of VINES’ 13th Community Garden but you will leave will skills and tips to take home!

Shift 1 will be from 9 am – 12 pm and all are welcome!
Shift 2 is a Women’s Build and will be from 12:30 pm – 4pm

Please don’t forget to:
-Tell your friends!
-Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather
-Wear close-toed shoes
-Bring your own gloves if you’d like, but we’ll have plenty!

We are looking to borrow some sawhorses so that we can set up several stations for staining the wood. Please let VINES know if you have one we can borrow by emailing kaitlyn@vinesgardens.org or calling 607-205-8108.


May 13: Vestal Garden Fence Build Day 2


They call it “Deerfield Place” for a reason! Which is why we need to build a “double fence” at Deerfield Place Communtiy Garden. Learn about a great and affordable fence design and help VINES in growing food and growing community through this work day.


No experience is necessary, VINES will show you how to construct a simple hog wire fence design. Not only will you be helping with the construction of VINES’ 13th Community Garden but you will leave will skills and tips to take home!

9-1 PM

Please don’t forget to:
-Tell your friends!
-Wear comfortable clothing and dress for the weather
-Wear close-toed shoes
-Bring your own gloves if you’d like, but we’ll have plenty!

We are looking to borrow some sawhorses so that we can set up several stations for staining the wood. Please let VINES know if you have one we can borrow by emailing kaitlyn@vinesgardens.org or calling 607-205-8108.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170917083480431/

Pine Street garden Beautification:

May 15th, 5-7 PM: 

Help VINES beautify and reclaim one of our oldest community gardens on Pine Street in downtown Binghamton at 67 Pine Street. We will be working on beautifying the lot cleaning up some brush and planting perennials and pollinator-attracting plants.

Join us in volunteering on May 15th from 5-7pm!     

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350424388798134/

Volunteer Groups

If your organization, institution, company, class, or community group is interested in a workday or a tour of VINES urban agricultural sites, please contact us at

volunteer@vinesgardens.org or 607-205-8108

 

VINES Internships

Visit Our Employment Page for more information about which internships are available.