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. Groups of 6 or more people, please RSVP to kaitlyn@vinesgardens.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 kyle@vinsgardens.org or call 607-205-8108

At the Urban Farm (16 Tudor St, Binghamton):

Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm

Thursdays 9-Noon

3rd Monday of every month 4pm – 7pm (next one is October 21st!)

2nd Saturday of every month 9:30am – 12pm (next one is October 12th!)

At the CHOW Farm (22 Lawrence Ave, Conklin):

Mondays 9am-12pm

No prior farming/gardening experience needed! We will show you all you need to know.

Upcoming Community Garden Projects:

Check back for Fall 2019 Garden Revamp & Beautification Workdays


VINES Community Meal


THERE WILL BE NO COMMUNITY MEAL FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. Please check back again for more opportunities to volunteer with VINES!

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.

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