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. For information on specific volunteer opportunities, see below!

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 Nikki 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 christina@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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Urban Farm & CHOW Farm

Volunteer opportunities on the Binghamton Urban Farm and CHOW Farm are currently open!

We encourage you to email volunteer@vinesgardens.org if you are interested in volunteering with us at our Urban Farm or the CHOW Farm. Due to COVID-19 concerns we are making an effort to restrict the number of people volunteering at our sites at once. Interested persons can also call 607-205-8108 for more information.

Upcoming Community Garden Projects:

VINES offers several Community Garden Workdays opportunities each week for all that are interested! To stay up to date on when and where these workdays take place, you can join our email list or email volunteer@vinesgardens.org for more information.

VINES Community Meal

The RSVP form is now here! Volunteers who sign up will receive a confirmation email with directions to the church. Please send any questions to jibreel@vinesgardens.org or call/text 607-218-2043

Shift 1: 9:30- 3:30pm:
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: 4:00- 6:00pm:
Volunteers will distribute meals through the back entrance of the United Presbyterian Church 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