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Position: Volunteer Management Fellow

Deadline: 8/02/17

Status: Filled

Job Description:

6 Hours / week

Volunteers are the backbone of the farm. This fellow will implement and maintain a system to organize the volunteers database, and to recruit  the volunteers to work during the Farm open hours and during special events. Like the Data Management Fellow, this is also a new position, and therefore requires high proactivity, and creativity to design, pilot and implement a system of volunteer management. The position requires contact and coordination with the Communications and Outreach and Farm Management Fellows.


This Fellow will be required to work 6 hours per week, with 2 of those hours conducted on-site at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. The rest of the work will be performed remotely and in on-campus meetings. Occasional weekend participation will be required for specific events that take place during the academic year, mostly on Sundays.

  • Understand the current system and breadth of volunteering at the farm, farm functioning, event organization, and volunteers listserv

  • Recruit, train, and retain volunteers from the campus and the community

  • Design, pilot, and maintain a volunteers organization system (based in systems like SignUp Genius or similar); Co-ordinate with Data Management Fellow

  • Spend regular hours on-site at the farm

  • Guide groups during events at the farm, work at the host table, and welcome volunteers.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Organized and self-directed in nature.

  • Ability to organize and compile qualitative and quantitative datasets.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets, Drive.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Proactive and eager to work in a team setting with a diversity of people.

  • Ability to lead small groups of volunteers.

  • Previous experience in Volunteers Management Systems is a plus!

  • Interest and / or experience in agri-food systems

  • Interest in public service and social equity, as core tenets of the UC Berkeley experience and the UC Gill Tract Community Farm mission

All fellows are required to set aside the same time each week for being present at the Farm.
The Farm’s open hours are:
Monday: 11-2pm
Tuesday: 3-6pm
Wednesday: 11-2pm
Thursday: 3-6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 12-5pm

Application and Selection process:

Application deadline: 5pm PST on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Berkeley during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Work-Study job code (if applicable for eligible students): 2451913452

To apply, submit the following items in one PDF by email to with the subject line “AFP Application”.

  1. Cover letter stating what position are you applying for (can be more than one), your reasons for applying to this fellowship, how the position is related to your interests and education track, and a summary of your most relevant experiences, skills and educational training;

  2. Current resume, including relevant coursework;

  3. Contact information for 2 references (one should be a professor or major advisor);

  4. (Optional) One or two samples of your work from college or other experiences that exemplify relevant skills for the applied position (e.g. report, essay or paper, research poster, planning timeline, budget, plan of work, etc.).

The Farm holds equity and anti-oppression as cornerstone values of our work, and therefore we encourage undergraduate and graduate student applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator at

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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