Veggies to Table

Veggies to Table is a non-profit, organically managed, no-till, vegetable and flower farm in Newcastle, Maine. All the produce and most of the flowers we grow we donate to those in need of food and joy in our community. In just over three years we have already donated over 41,000 pounds of produce and 50,000 flowers. Our no-spray, no-till farm fosters soil, and human, health. We do not use any chemicals or pesticides—even organic ones.

We serve 35+ pantries, schools, and summer lunch programs in the Lincoln County, Maine area. We are committed to restoring dignity to individuals and families who have lost control over that most basic of choices and decisions—what to eat. The goal? Universal access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food for everyone. As an estimated 215,000 people in Maine do not have enough food to eat daily, our mission is vital. You can be a part of the solution. Learn more about our work at

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27 Bailey Ln, Newcastle, ME 04553

Hours and Work Season

Part-time (2.5-3 days per week, most likely Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), seasonal (April through November, with room for growth)

Payment Type

Salary or Hourly


$18-20/hour, depending on experience

Job Description

Veggies to Table seeks a part-time (2.5-3 days a week) Volunteer Manager to help coordinate and manage the many volunteers on the farm. Many of our volunteers are local and come to us weekly. We also welcome groups of local students, corporate groups, college interns, Wwoofers and Workawayers.

The Volunteer Manager is primarily responsible for managing volunteers on the farm, while ensuring that they are matched with tasks that best fit their abilities and interests. The Volunteer Manager will collaborate with the Executive Director, development team, and Farm Director to ensure the changing volunteer needs of all programs are met. Additionally, they will work closely with the Farm Director to make sure the weekly and daily goals of the farm and non-profit are met and oversee the overall volunteer experience including, supervision, training, recognition, retention and onboarding. This position is mostly based on the farm, in Newcastle, with some computer work required.

Position requirements and skills:

-3+ seasons of organic farming experience. Your primary task is making sure the volunteers are working on the farm in an efficient manner. This requires a deep understanding of farming practices and the ability to clearly, kindly, and enthusiastically share this knowledge.
-2+ seasons managing and mentoring volunteers and interns and leading groups of up to 20 peopleDeep knowledge of vegetable and fruit production, from seed to table
-Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities
-A willingness and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, under potentially strenuous conditions—heat, rain, sun, wind, and cold.Preparedness and a positive attitude are essential for success.
-Timely email and/or phone communication
-Excellent interpersonal skills. There is a mix of crew, local volunteers, Wwoofers, and students on the farm daily.
-Ability to work in a high activity environment
-Ability to efficiently multitask
-A detail-oriented approach, with considerable attention to order and cleanliness
-A desire to build community connections
-Ability to work independently and collaboratively
-Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experience
-Patience and curiosity
-Experience working in a nonprofit setting is a plus
-Knowledge of Google Drive, Word, and Excel
-A Plus: Comfortable working with and developing new technological resources that could be utilized to streamline volunteer management

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Spend time in the field, farming, training, and interacting with volunteers one-on-one and in small to medium sized groups. Normally we have 2-6 volunteers at a time, but this varies when we have school or corporate groups.
-Clearly demonstrate and train volunteers on many farm tasks
-Manage daily farm needs and tasks in conjunction with the Farm Director Having vision and ability to assess and assign responsibilities according to capacity and experienceAdvocate for volunteers needs
-Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information and assignments
-Check in frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied, well-utilized and effective in their tasks
-Make sure volunteers record their hours

-Collect initial information on volunteer availability, areas of interest, and skills
-Arrange for appropriate training, orientations, and tours of the farm when needed
-Coordinate with volunteers to complete all onboarding, including liability waiver
-Set up volunteers up in the Google Sheet for recording hours, and follow up as needed to ensure that all volunteers stay up to date with hour logs
-Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events
-Coordinate teams of volunteers for larger-scale actions
-Continue streamlining and improving our volunteer management system

Our Volunteer Manager acts as an ambassador representing the values and mission of the organization to the public in all work activities. The goal is to ensure that Veggies to Table volunteers feel fulfilled, happy, motivated, appreciated and part of our community and are correctly utilized for the fulfillment of our mission.


What to Expect from Us

About The Community:
-Location a mile from Damariscotta Lake and a mile from the ocean
-Location 1 hour from Portland and 40 minutes from Camden and Rockland
-Location 3 hours from Boston
-An abundance of local hiking and beaches
-Rising Tide Co-op located in Damariscotta
-Downtown Damariscotta—shops and services a mile from the farm

Application Details and Deadline

Please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. We are actively hiring for this position; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Veggies to Table is an equal-opportunity employer and never discriminates based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Everyone is always welcome and all applications will be considered equally.

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