The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm is looking for volunteers to aid with managing our flock of around 150 chickens! Volunteers will be split into three primary roles: Chicken Care Volunteers, Egg Washing Volunteers, and Farmers Market Volunteers. Volunteers for any of these three roles will make a significant difference on the farm and massively help our current farm staff! This is a great experience for those interested in farming chicken eggs or moving their bodies outdoors!
Chicken Care Volunteers will be responsible for ensuring the chickens stay healthy and happy by providing fresh food and water and harvesting freshly laid eggs. Egg Washing Volunteers will then take these eggs and prepare them for sale. Farmers Market volunteers will take the cleaned, freshly harvested eggs and sell them at local farmer’s markets. SAHC will use money from the proceeds to aid with Community Farm initiatives.
Currently, we expect shifts for Chicken Care Volunteers and Egg Washing Volunteers to be either 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 3 pm on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Farmers Market Volunteers will be assisting at Farmers Markets either in the River Arts District on Wednesday afternoons or in Biltmore Village on Sunday afternoons. Volunteers will receive 1-2 dozen fresh eggs for personal use after each volunteer shift.
If you are interested in volunteering, we will be hosting training sessions on May 31st, June 7th, and June 14th. The training will cover all three positions. Click below to register for one of the three training days.