A special thank you to our farm tour volunteers! We couldn’t do it without you!
As a Piedmont Farm Tour Volunteer, you’ll staff CFSA registration tables at the farm of your choosing. Your main mission is to get visitors checked in and oriented and help us make sure everyone steps through foot dips and uses hand-washing devices at farms with animals. Doing this frees up the the farmer to do walking tours and show people their farm.
Each volunteer receives a free, limited edition tour t-shirt crafted by Linda Fullwood at Weaver Street Market and a free button to take the tour on the day that you aren’t volunteering. Remember: Your button is your car pass – good for a full carload of people.
How to sign up with SignUp, our volunteer site:
Registration for 2017 is now closed. Join us next year, April 28-29, 2018
Choose a farm: One way to do this is to choose the farm with features you are interested in learning more about or a farmer you are interested in meeting. To help you decide, we’ve included short descriptions of each farm on SignUp. Plus, most of the descriptions include links to the farms websites – great places to learn more about the cool work going on at each farm. Or, maybe, geography is your main deciding factor in choosing your volunteer farm. Our Farm Tour Google Map makes that easy – the map also contains longer descriptions of what you can see, do and learn at each farm.
Bring a friend! We welcome you to bring an adult friend or peer along with you to your host farm. Most farms require only two volunteers per day, so if you plan to bring someone along, please register them in the additional slot on SignUp. (If your farm of choice already has one slot filled, but you still want to bring a friend, we are happy to provide a free tour pass to an extra volunteer guest, but t-shirts are only available for volunteers in ‘official’ spots.)
Get your free pass: SignUp will send you a confirmation email when you sign up. Print it out or show a screenshot on your smart phone to the volunteer at the first farm you want to visit in order to redeem your free pass to take the tour on the day you are not volunteering.
If you plan to bring your child with you to volunteer, please check with us first – some farms are more equipped to accommodate that than others.
Here’s what you need to know on the day you volunteer:
Email Katie Hume, CFSA’s Education Coordinator