VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Aquaponics Farm

Sign up here to volunteer on the Indoor Aquaponics Farm! This can include: harvesting fish, harvesting lettuce, transplanting, cleaning, general maintenance and much more. This is a great opportunity to see the ins-and-outs of working with an indoor farm, working with plants in a hydroponic system, and aquaculture skills! All training and information is included in your volunteer hours, so come get your hands dirty (ish)!

Power of Produce Club!

Volunteer opportunity at the Saturday and Sunday Lexington Farmer’s Market, downtown and on Southland Drive! Work with kids ages 5-12 to provide a fun chance for kids to engage with local produce, try new fruits and veggies, meet their local farmers, and feel empowered through buying as they receive a $2 voucher to spend on any fruit or vegetable of their choice at the market! This is our third year in the program, and each year more kids are really loving having kid focused programming at the farmer’s market! Sign up here to help provide samples, work on educational activities and hand out POP club bucks to the kids!

Summer Food Service Activities Assistant

FoodChain is providing FREE SUMMER LUNCH every Monday and Thursday all summer long to any youth 1-18 in our kitchen. While they are here enjoying a yummy meal full of local fruits, vegetables, and farm fresh products, we will also be hosting a huge variety of partner organizations who will have enrichment activities so the kids keep their minds and bodies active and learning even during the summer months! Come help with fun activities such as garden planting, reading and literacy, coloring, taste tests, and many more! Sign up here or email leandra@foodchainlex.org for more info.

Tour Guide!

Fill out this form and we will send you more detailed information on providing educational tours of FoodChain!

Cook. Eat. Grow.
Throughout the year we provide a variety of youth cooking classes in this brand new program! These classes typically run for 6-8 weeks at a time and occur in the early afternoon (summer) or after school (spring and fall). For each individual class we need 3-4 volunteers to work directly with students. Sign up here. For more information about classes, email erin@foodchainlex.org
Chat N Chow
Once a month we host community dinners to cultivate meaningful relationships with our neighborhood residents. These meals take place on the fourth Thursday of every month beginning at 5:30pm. We typically need 3-4 volunteers to help with setup, serving food, and clean up. You can sign up for this opportunity here.