Volunteer Introduction to Farming Certification Program

Want to learn about organic farming?

Our  Volunteer Introduction to Farming Certification Program (VIF) offers a unique opportunity to expand your personal knowledge of farming, animal husbandry, farm to table business, and more.  We offer short, 4 week volunteer positions throughout the summer that will give you an introduction background in a number of areas of small scale farming.

Our program is designed to be a mutually beneficial program for both the participant and the farm. Our goal is to provide an educational experience for our participants that suits their future aspirations, and to that end, we endeavor to schedule tasks and chores that meet that goal. Due to this, we request a serious commitment from our volunteers and expect that they will respect our schedules and the farm in general.

Our participants will learn the basics of organic farming and sustainable agriculture, and be exposed to a variety of farm work, including:

Greenhouse management

Seeding and transplanting

Nurturing crops

Harvesting and post-harvest handling

Soil management and composting

Caring for chickens

Because of the diversity of operations on Three Leaf Farm, there is also an option for participants to incorporate some individual interests into their personalized program. For example, gaining familiarity with farm-to-restaurant business models, handling horses, learning about herbs, beekeeping, etc. We welcome applicants to discuss the possibility of adding any of these components to their personalized programs with the program manager prior to the start of the program.

Our participants are required to:

Commit to 8 hours per week of scheduled volunteer work, for a period of 4 weeks

Supply at least one work or school letter of recommendation – does not need to be in agriculture field

Be prepared to work hard and get dirty

At the end of the program, if it has been completed successfully, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Reference from us at the Three Leaf Farm.

We are currently accepting applications!

To apply, please print this application and email it to us at farm@threeleafconcepts.com

Introduction to Farming Volunteer Certification Program Application