"Choose Fresh and Local" License Plate Advocate Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


45 Merrimack St.5th FloorLowell, MA 01852


Purpose: Do you love local agriculture? Then this position is for you! The purpose of the "Choose Fresh and Local" License Plate Advocate Volunteer is to assist New Entry Sustainable Farming Project increase the public’s awareness about the "Choose Fresh and Local" specialty agriculture license plates, to help us reach out goal of 3,000 plates issues by 2020. This will be done through social media, other online platforms, and potentially in person outreach events. Proceeds from the license plates support the following Massachusetts food and farming organizations: New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, MA Farmers Markets, and the Beginning Farmer Network. For more info visit http://www.mafoodplate.org/

Suggested activities: The volunteer will be given outreach materials (i.e. fliers, postcards, etc.) and the knowledge of the program in order to spread the word about this great opportunity to support local agriculture. Other activities that can be completed are creating a social media campaign for New Entry and other related organizations, writing and distributing press releases and articles regarding the "Choose Fresh and Local" specialty agriculture license plate, and making phone calls to individuals who have shown interest.

Measures: Measures of success will be a significant increase in the number of total license plate sign ups.

Qualifications: Experience with communications, marketing and social media. Our ideal volunteer is outgoing, friendly, and excited about the New Entry mission as well as helping us grow through fundraising efforts.

Time frame: This is flexible depending on the volunteer’s availability, and which outreach activities he/she chooses to do. We would like someone who can commit to the project for a few hours a week for at least the next two months.

Site/Supervision: The volunteer will work directly with the New Entry Volunteer Coordinator. This will take place out of our Lowell, MA office.

Benefits: Feel good knowing you are contributing to a small non-profit with a mission of training new farmers while providing access to fresh and local food to low-income residents in Massachusetts as well as helping to raise funds for future work. Benefits also include gaining professional experience in communications.

Contact Info/Next Steps: To inquire about this volunteer position, visit www.nesfp.org/volunteer or email maria.smith@tufts.edu


  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Professional Development
  • Community Outreach

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