Become A Volunteer

JOIN US THIS FALL BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 26TH

Volunteers are committed to working 3 hours a week for 8 weeks in exchange for 10% off a vegetable share. Our pick-ups for customers are important and attendance is mandatory.

We ask everyone to  arrive at his/her location 30 minutes prior to pick-up to set up distribution site by assembling tables, signs and arrange CSA shares (New South produce drivers will be delivering shares to each location). During the pick up Distributors will greet shareholders, answer any questions they have and give them the correct produce and/or meat share. At the end of the pick-up it is important to break down and put away all tables. Any shares leftover will be donated to the establishment that hosted the CSA.

LOCATIONS

BRYANT
BISTRO CATERING & TAKE AWAY
Thursday 5pm-7pm
FAYETTEVILLE
FEED COMMUNITIES
Friday 4pm – 6pm
LITTLE ROCK
GREEN CORNER STORE
Thursday 10am-12pm

 

ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FITNESS CENTER
Thursday 4pm-6pm

 

BAPTIST HEALTH
Thursday 4pm-6pm
WEST LITTLE ROCK
WELLNESS REVOLUTION
Wednesday 4pm-6pm

 

FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH
Thursday 4pm-6pm

TIME COMMITMENT

CSA Distributors must commit to 3 hours a week for 8 weeks in the fall season.  New South will begin it’s volunteer schedule for the CSA season mid-September.

TRAINING

CSA Distributors and Brand Ambassadors  will receive training from Katie Johnson. Attendees will be provided with a training manual about the co-op, our programs, our farms and our produce. Training will end with a  farm tour at  one of our centrally-located farms. Lunch and transportation to the farm will be provided on this day.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Must be at least 18 years of age by starting date of volunteer service

Must complete required orientation and training

Must commit to specific time commitment prior to acceptance

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Excellent customer service skills, during routine times and under pressure

A friendly, can-do attitude, people skills and patience

Ability to perform as an effective team member and work cooperatively and positively with a diverse group (gender, age, religion, ethnicity, etc.) of guests and coworkers

Ability to follow procedures, expectations and policies, with or without direct supervision

Willingness and ability to work outdoors during inclement weather (hot and cold)

Demonstrated ability to complete assigned projects independently and to multi-task