Volunteer

Are you interested in helping us build a sustainable food future right here in Green Bay? Would you like to take part in a community-driven project to grow local, healthy food and improve lives through job training and education? We’re always looking for new volunteers at The Farmory in a variety of roles.



Volunteer Positions we are currently looking to fill:

Fish Hatchery Volunteers

Purpose: Do you want to be part of something new and exciting?  The Farmory is launching our yellow perch fish hatchery and we need volunteers to help care for our fish!   Specifically, you would be watching over the eggs, larvae, and fingerlings of our brood stock.  We are offering volunteer positions or internships.   The Farmory needs passionate volunteers that are willing to help tend to the fish in our system to ensure that we are producing happy and healthy fish.  You will be key in helping us launch the aquaculture and aquaponics industry in Wisconsin with education and consistent seed stock (fingerlings) for prospective aquaculture and aquaponics farmers!

Location:  This position will take place at, The Farmory (815 Chicago St. Green Bay, WI 54301).

Supervisor:   You will be supervised by the Farmory Hatchery Director, Dr. Ken Webb.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily fish hatchery tasks to help monitor and care for yellow perch eggs, larvae, and fingerlings
  • Recording research and observations
  • Keeping the area clean/Putting materials back where they belong
  • Working with a team to ensure health of whole “farm”

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in task and time management
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Training:

  • Training will be provided by Farmory Hatchery Director

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of 2 hours a week

We offer two shifts daily:

Shift 1: 8:00am-9:00am

Shift 2: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Current Openings: Shift 2 on Monday, Shift 2 on Wednesday, Shift 1 on Thursday, Shift 2 on Saturday, Shift 1 on Sunday

 

Plant Whisperer Volunteers

Purpose: Do you have a green thumb? Or, if you don’t have a green thumb, do you like to get your hands dirty? The Farmory is an indoor sustainable farm that uses a soil-based aquaponics system to thrive. The Farmory needs passionate volunteers that are willing to help tend to the plants and fish in our test grow system to ensure that we are producing happy and healthy plants. The data that is gained from our aquaponics grow system will be used large scale once The Farmory is built and operational.

Location:  This position will take place at, The Farmory (815 Chicago St. Green Bay, WI 54301) or West De Pere High School (665 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115).

Supervisor:   You will be supervised by the Farmory Hatchery Director, Dr. Ken Webb.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily farming tasks: grooming plants, watering, turning soil, harvesting, planting, etc.
  • Recording research and observations, suggesting changes
  • Keeping the area clean/Putting materials back where they belong
  • Working with a team to ensure health of whole “farm”

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in task and time management
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Training:

  • Training will be provided by Farmory Farm Manager

Time Commitment:

  • An average of 1-2 hours per week

Current Openings: Monday & Wednesday at Downtown location, Friday at West De Pere

The Farmory is a 501c3 nonprofit indoor urban farm with a social mission. Our mission is to provide opportunities in sustainable agriculture that increase economic self-sufficiency and improve health and wellbeing of residents of all ages and abilities. We accomplish our mission through education, outreach, and service learning programs that bring students and adults into our working aquaponics farm and fish hatchery.

 

Interested persons should download the Fillable Volunteer Information PDF and email the completed form to Patty Casady, Farmory Volunteer VISTA at patty@nwgreenbay.org .  Please feel free to call (920) 593-3714 with any questions. Site Address: 815 Chicago St., Green Bay, WI 54301.  Mailing Address: 437 S. Jackson, Green Bay, WI  54301. Media inquiries or questions regarding donating can go to Claire Thompson at claire@nwgreenbay.org.