Volunteer

Want to get your hands dirty?

Our volunteers are integral to the success of our projects. Over 2,000 volunteer hours were logged in 2019!

We appreciate how much time and energy volunteers can provide and are honored that you are interested in our work.  Volunteer opportunities vary between being outdoors and getting your hands dirty, to teaching cooking classes and task oriented work. Most opportunities are seasonal in nature and time commitment varies by opportunity.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Do you have an area of expertise or other skills that you’d like to share with us? Email us at info@hdffa.org to see if HDFFA is a good fit!

Through our Food Access program, we implement Grow & Give (fresh food donation program) that includes tabling at farmers markets to collect donations during the summer and partnering with local farms to organize and run on-farm harvesting events where we collect produce that may otherwise go to waste. Our Harvest Team is an on-call crew, ready to help get edible produce out of the field and to the food bank.

Time Commitment: (Varies) Spring – Fall; one-time (or multiple times throughout the season) for 3-5 hours in the afternoon – evening, typically week days but sometimes weekends.

(Summer only) HDFFA is seeking enthusiastic, personable, and organized volunteers for our Veggie Rx program! This is a produce prescription program that improves the health of individuals in our community. Volunteers will work closely with our Veggie Rx Community Health Worker in the implementation of the program by:
  • Assist Veggie Rx participants;
  • Hand out our nutrition curriculum;
  • Voucher distribution and vendor relations

Location and Time commitment: (summer only)
Redmond @Farmers Market – Tuesdays 3-6pm
Bend @Farmers Market – Wednesdays 2-6pm
Prineville @Mosaic Medical – 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 11-1pm

We are looking for various types of support that will help us run the organization. This is a great way to volunteer a little bit of time or consistently.  Support may include:

  • Directory distribution
  • photography and media
  • General office support (picking up mail)
  • Volunteering for projects such as Fresh Harvest Kits

Time Commitment: (Flexible) We are seeking one-time only or consistent volunteers. Volunteers hours will vary depending on their preference and location.

HDFFA’s Fundraising Committee works with the Board and Staff to meet the fiscal needs of the organization. This shall include sharing opportunities throughout the community to participate in our nonprofit at fundraising events, with cash and in-kind gifts and donations.  Members of this committee should:

  • Know the organization’s mission, programs and goals and be able to answer related questions.
  • Have the courage to offer the opportunity for giving and donating to individuals and groups.
  • Have the ability to network within the community and work with a diverse group of current and potential donors.
  • Contribute to the design and implantation of a realistic fund development plan and related budget.

Member time-commitment:  (Consistent) meet every other month for one hour and (if available) participate in fundraising event(s). Average time dedicated to meetings, outside volunteer work and other communications estimated at 3-5 hours a month

HDFFA is seeking Central Oregon community members who are interested in serving on our Board and representing the regional food system. The Board is comprised of volunteer citizens representing Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and various food system sectors including: farm, ranch, food businesses, hunger relief, community health, land use, local government, university and/or the community-at-large.

Members set and carry out big-picture goals to ensure the fiscal, marketing, and personnel success of the organization.

Time Commitment and Location: Serve a 2-year term and commit to an average of 5-10 hours per month which includes Board meetings, committee meetings, events, and fundraising.

Click here to fill out the Board Member Application

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