Volunteer Handbook
Lessons & Activities




Rogue Valley Farm to School currently serves Jackson and Josephine counties. If you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities in this region, please let us know!

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Cafeteria Programs

You can support the inclusion of local food in school meals by volunteering to help cafeteria staff prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Volunteers can also support serving local lunches or Tasting Table features to students, as well as capturing photos of the innovative use of locally-sourced/school garden-grown items in school lunches.


Farm and Garden Programs

Join students on Harvest Meal field trips to working farms as a guest educator or on the outdoor kitchen crew helping to prepare a farm-fresh lunch. Volunteers can also support garden-based learning as a guest educator or through maintenance work parties.


Leadership

Be a behind-the-scenes hero by volunteering in the RVF2S office supporting data entry and analysis; research; and administration. If you enjoy sharing your passions with others, join our team as an outreach ambassador. We also offer internships that allow you to gain experience in all aspects of the farm to school movement.


Events

We host community events and fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteer support actualizes these critical events for the organization through set-up/break-down, food preparation, photography, children’s activities and more.


Siskiyou Challenge

A six-leg multi-sport event and our biggest annual fundraiser of the year! We're in need of volunteers for many aspects of the race, before, during, and after. This event is separate from the September training and takes place on the last Saturday of April.


Thank you for your interest! If you have a special skill or knowledge you’d like to share, please let us know what you think!


Expectations for Volunteers

Volunteers will:

  • Volunteer for at least 25 hours during 1 year

  • Arrive 30 minutes before the program for set-up

  • Stay 30 minutes after the program for clean-up

  • Notify RVF2S at least 48 hrs before absence

  • Fill out program evaluation materials

  • Authorize a background check by RVF2S

  • Comply with RVF2S Behavior Agreement and Media Policy

Rogue Valley Farm to School will:

  • Contact volunteers with details and lesson assignments one week prior to the volunteer date

  • Notify volunteers immediately if there is a scheduling change or cancellation

  • Have a lead staff member at each Harvest Meal to coordinate all volunteers, and answer questions

  • Have first aid trained staff and a first aid kit on site

  • Provide necessary materials for activities