Volunteer with World PEAS!
World PEAS Food Hub provides multiple volunteer opportunities for individuals who wish to support our mission of helping new farmers, strengthening the local food system, and providing greater access to fresh, local produce throughout our communities. We rely on the assistance of a team of dedicated volunteers to prepare over 400 boxes of fresh produce each week from early June to late October to be delivered all over the greater Boston area. Their time and energy is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful for all their hard work and enthusiasm!
World PEAS Workshare Volunteers
Responsibilities: Workshare volunteers serve at our food hub warehouse in Lowell. They unload, unpack, pack, and prepare our customers' orders. This includes taking inventory, folding and unfolding boxes, and neatly packing shares, loading them onto pallets and our trucks, and cleaning up after we finish fulfilling orders.
Time Commitment: Our workshare volunteers commit to one, two, or three mornings per week. Our schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Site/Supervision: Volunteers will work directly with the Food Hub Coordinator at 199 Crosby St., Lowell, MA 01852.
Benefits: Work alongside caring, friendly individuals committed to solving problems in our food system. Volunteers who can commit to at least two mornings per week for 20 weeks receive a small CSA share for their service. There is always extra produce, and we ensure our volunteers get first pick! Our farmers grow food from a variety of ethnic backrounds including African, Cambodian, and Vietnamese crops, so there is the oppourtunity to learn about the handling and use of unique produce.
Contact Info/Next Steps: To inquire about this volunteer position, visit www.nesfp.org/volunteer.
World PEAS Cluster Coordinator
Cluster Coordinators are responsible for hosting CSA pick-up sites at their private residence, workplace, or community site (ie, community centers, places of worship, etc…). Cluster Coordinators help to promote the World PEAS CSA in their communities, such as hanging posters, posting announcements in newsletters or community listservs, and helping to organize events, such as a pre-season meeting. Cluster Coordinators are also responsible for making arrangements for distribution locations, such as storing boxes and ensuring that shares are shaded or sheltered.
Cluster Coordinators who host distributions with over 25 shareholders receive a free Small share! Cluster Coordinators who host distributions with less than 25 shareholders may be eligible to receive a free Small share if they contribute significantly to marketing and outreach activities for World PEAS and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. All Cluster Coordinators who host distributions with less than 25 shareholders will receive supplemental produce on at least 2 occasions during the growing season.
Other volunteer opportunities…
Do you think you have knowledge, skills or resources that may help World PEAS to grow and improve? Fill out our volunteer application to tell us about your interest in supporting World PEAS! Compensation in CSA shares determined on a case-by-case basis.