Individual Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

General Volunteer Information

Volunteering at EarthDance is a great way to get active, learn about organic farming, and directly impact the Good Food movement! There’s nothing more exciting and fulfilling than helping helping grow food and community here in Ferguson. We’re always looking for individuals and groups to help out on the farm and in our office. Current volunteer needs include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Community Outreach
  • Farm & Garden work
  • Special Event Staffing
  • Office Cleaning and Organization
  • Publicity Archiving
  • Material Collection and Drop Off
  • Data Entry
  • And more!

Be sure to check our Facebook page and website often for new opportunities! Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for both individual and group volunteers.

Individual Volunteers FAQ

Can I just show up and help out in my free time?

  • While we’d love to see you, our farm schedule is a busy one. Please sign up for a volunteer shift or schedule one with Nick before coming out to EarthDance. We’ll be so happy to see you when we expect you!

Can I complete Community Service hours at EarthDance?

  • Totally! We’d love to help you complete your community service hours if we have volunteer work available. But during the winter, spring and late fall we may not be able to provide opportunities.

Are there any accessibility issues to be aware of?

  • While we are in the process of making our farm property more accessible to all bodies, there are many areas that are not. The road from the street onto the farm property is steep. Our property is unpaved with uneven surfaces including grass, mulched areas, and soil farm beds. Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. We are working hard to fix these issues in an effort to welcome all people to our farm.

What type of work do volunteers do at EarthDance?

  • All kinds! Possible tasks may include: weeding, planting, seeding, harvesting, mulching, invasive species removal, trash pick-up, organizing, cleaning, composting, chicken chores, farm maintenance, and a variety of other projects. Many, if not all, of these include walking, lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, and twisting. Please let us know if this will is an issue for you and we can find a task best suited for your body. Needs change with the season, so volunteer often to try your hand at different farming projects!

Do volunteers need to bring tools or supplies?

  • Unless you have previously talked with Nick about a special project, volunteers do not need to bring any tools or supplies.

Who do I talk to for more information?

  • That me! Your friendly EarthDance Volunteer Coordinator Nick Speed. Feel free to e-mail me (volunteer@earthdancefarms. org) or call (314.521.1006) anytime!