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)!

Cook. Eat. Grow.

FoodChain is in its third year of our ever popular Cook Eat Grow program. This hands-on cooking class provides valuable life skills to elementary school students in our neighborhoods. Each class contains about 15 students (ages 9-11) and we are searching for volunteers who are interested in helping supervise and oversee the cooking portion of the lessons. Volunteers will receive All lessons are taught in our FoodChain kitchen. Interested volunteers are expected to attend one of two mandatory volunteer training sessions (March 6th at 5:30 pm or March 7th at 6 pm). Information regarding volunteer training and cooking class signups can be found below!

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Cook. Eat. Grow. – LTMS

FoodChain is seeking volunteers to assist with a new cooking class partnership with Lexington Traditional Magnet School. The class will be a hands-on cooking class with about 20 middle schoolers. We are looking for volunteers to help transport equipment and ingredients to and from FoodChain as well as assist with the class. In the class they will be assigned a student group of 4-5 middle schoolers and will be responsible (under my supervision) to help the middle schoolers prepare recipes for that day. Classes will be held on February 25th, March 4th and March 11th from 4-6 pm. Information and signups can be done here: http://signup.com/go/KryKGsb

Tour Guide!

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

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.

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.

Interested in volunteering as a large group?

We have opportunities for large groups up to 20 to volunteer with us doing local food processing, such as washing, slicing, and baking apples, or massive clean-up reorganizing tasks, as well as fun community events like our big fall FUN-raiser Oktoberfest! For more information on scheduling a group volunteer event, please email leandra@foodchainlex.org