Farm Stand Assistant - The Farm Institute

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Opportunity Overview
The FARM Institute is located on the historic Katama Farm, a farm that dates to the early 1900s. With their help, the Edgartown Conservation Commission became the landlord of Katama Farm, conserving its history and future as a working farm. Our Farm Stand sells a variety of products including vegetables, eggs, meat and other items related to the farm and The Trustees. Currently, we are looking for dedicated volunteers who are eager to participate on the farm by interacting with our visitors to the Farm Stand and assisting them with their purchases. This role is available daily Memorial Day through the end of September. The Farm Stand is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ideal volunteer will be available on a consistent weekly basis for a minimum of 4 hours per day. Minimum age: 16; will require parental/guardian permission.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Assist with stocking shelves, maintaining inventory
* Providing exceptional customer service
* Communicate with staff
* Logging volunteer hours

* Ability to provide own transportation to the farm
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to lift 25 lbs.
* Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass and other uneven
* Prior retail experience preferred
* Willingness to work with others as well as independently
* Minimum age: 16; will require parental/guardian permission

Time commitment
Flexible days, Memorial Day through end of September; 4 hours shifts preferred 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Minimum commitment of 3 months preferred.

The Farm Institute, 14 Aero Avenue, Edgartown, MA 02539

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501,

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at

More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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The Farm Institute14EdgartownEdgartown, MA 02539



  • Transactions
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • 4 hour shifts, May - Sept

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