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Volunteer

We Love Volunteers!

Volunteers are essential to Birch’s sustainable model. Volunteers contribute the equivalent of about 20 extra full-time employees each year.  You must sign up before all volunteer shifts! 

Common Volunteer Tasks: 

  • Stocking Food/Products
  • Unloading Trucks 
  • Moving Boxes
  • Sorting Produce
  • Check-in Desk
  • Gardening (March – October)

Quick Notes

Age Requirement
The minimum age of volunteers is 14 years old.

Volunteer Time
All volunteer shifts must be a minimum of 2 hours per person.

Sign Up
Check the weekly participant email to sign up for a time to volunteer at the garden or warehouse. If you’re not a participant, click “Individual Volunteers,” below. 

How to Volunteer

All BCS Participants serve at least two hours monthly to invest in our community. 

Watch This Video for Our Current Volunteer Process:

  • Sign up for a shift before arriving. The link to sign up is provided in your weekly participant email. 
  • Upon arriving, sign in at the clipboard by the check-in desk
  • When you leave, sign out on one of the volunteer hour laptops
  • Every family is required to complete at least one closing shift every three months
  • Every family is required to complete at least one garden shift in their first year
  • Read the complete guidelines on the Participant Portal, found in the weekly email. 

 

First time volunteers, please: 

Returning volunteers, please

  • Use the sign-up link provided to you after your first time orientation. 

Have more questions? Email bcs@bcsi.org.

Want to stay in touch? Please sign up for our mailing list.

 

To volunteer as a group of 5+ people, please: 

Have more questions? Contact us. 

Want to stay in touch? Please sign up for our mailing list.

The Sunderland Garden is open for participant volunteers (no outside volunteers).

  • Sign up through the link in the weekly email
  • Each family must complete one garden shift each year
  • No experience necessary! You will be given instructions upon arrival
  • Children 10 or older are allowed to volunteer with an adult at the garden
  • All questions regarding volunteering at the garden can be directed to our Garden Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Schreiner, at ashley@bcsi.org
  • Read the Garden Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Release Forms