Join us on the farm and get your knees dirty!

Erin with Turnips Amy in the garden

There are boundless learning opportunities on the farm
and many ways you can be an active member
of our nonprofit network.

We welcome you to become an intern or volunteer, whatever your depth of interest or schedule allows.


NC Women of the Land offers Volunteer Intern Program opportunities

If you want to get a taste of what it's like to work on a small sustainable farm through agricultural education, then this is the program for you. Our internships are for those who want to participate in the day-to-day rewards and challenges of working for the nonprofit or on the farm with one of our current projects.

Interns work directly with and under the supervision of the farm owner.

On-Farm Training
Agricultural and Environmental Education
Marketing and Special Events
Development and Public Relations
Social Media and Farm Reporter

1. On-Farm Training
Design and implement crop rotation; manage the operation and care of the gardens; respect and care for animals and learn practical skills; participate in regular discussion of short term and long term tasks and objectives; gain knowledge of and apply different production methods and techniques; execute creative ideas and special projects; problem solve and produce results.
Skills required:
Experience in some type of agriculture
Strong and healthy minds and bodies
Ability to work quickly and efficiently
Endure all kinds of weather with a grin
Problem solve and with others
Ask questions and seek answers
Interns make a commitment to work a minimum of two shifts per week, Monday-Friday afternoons, 8 hrs per week Maximum: 4 people

2. Agricultural - Environmental Education
Responsibilities: Assist with Agricultural Education programs for
on-farm interns and volunteers

Assist farm educators in creating materials, activities, and curriculum for farm training programs, which include: classes and workshops; service learning projects, field trips, independent projects
Strengthen ties to local schools
Assist with creation and scheduling of workshops, programs, activities

Commitment: 9-12 hours/week. 1 person

Skills required:
Experience in Environmental education
Experience with gardening or agriculture (preferred)
Interest in Wildlife and Natural Ecosystems
Self-directed and reliable
Organized and Punctual
Work with minimal supervision
Outgoing and willing to work with diverse populations
Passionate about organic agriculture and nature-based learning

3. Marketing and Special Event
Assist Executive Director with event planning,
business and marketing, such as:

Develop campaigns and materials to raise awareness for nonprofit programming, fundraising
Assist with developing annual marketing plan
Assist in updating website, social media
Organize special events (attend as needed)
Create and organize newsletter
Commitment: 9-12 hours/week. 1-2 people

Skills required:
Writing skills
Good sense of humor
Able to use creative marketing strategies
Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision
Experience with Mac computer (preferred) and Google Drive

4. Development and Public Relations
Work with Executive Director and Board members
creating and implementing strategic development plan.

Research funding opportunities and assist with grant writing
Preparation for board meetings, develop advisory boards
Strengthen community partnerships by creating materials, giving presentations; handle additional administrative tasks
Commitment: 9-12 hours/week. 1-2 people

Skills required:
Writing skills
Very organized
Self-directed, meets deadlines
Mac, Excel experience
Experience writing grant proposals
Experience researching funding opportunities
Flexible, good sense of humor
Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision

5. Social Media and Farm Reporter

Responsibilities: Assist Executive Director with maintaining and updating website and social media
Write articles, take photos of farm events, service learning, and other farm news for newsletter
Create and maintain media list
Increase farm photo library, including stock photos and event photos
Commitment: 8-10 hours/week. 1 person

Skills required:
Photography and Writing skills
Organized and Creative (an artist's eye)
Good sense of humor
Great communication skills

We also welcome:

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS to satisfy degree requirements.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who need community service learning hours.
SCOUTS to consider the farm for awards and badges.
SENIORS and RETIREES to share your stories, knowledge and expertise!
RETIRED TEACHERS to create and direct activities. HOME SCHOOLS for lessons in natural history, agriculture and science.


What to bring to work on the farm:
  • 1. Work gloves and hat
  • 2. Water and snack
  • 3. Work shoes (no open-toed shoes allowed!)
  • 4. Cutting tool (clippers or sheers)
  • 5. Pocket knife
  • 6. Sense of humor
  • 7. Punctuality-Please be on time!

No children or pets!
Please leave cell phones in your cars.
We ask that for three hours you focus on the tasks at hand here on the farm.

*Those working directly on the farm need proof of tetanus vaccine (within ten years)*


To join us as an intern or volunteer for these projects, please send us an email with Application in Subject line to

Thanks and Welcome!