Volunteer

As a small, non-profit organization, NOFA-NH relies on volunteers for the success of our programs – from planning our annual Winter Conference to assisting with the spring Bulk Order pick-up, serving on our Board of Directors or on a Board Committee, and more!

 

Your support as a volunteer is invaluable — it allows us to continue building a community of organic food activists and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire's local organic farming community.

 

Passionate about our mission? Please join us!

Questions? Contact Laura Angers, our Program Coordinator, at info@nofanh.org.

 

Join Our Board of Directors

 

We're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors. NOFA-NH’s Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

You don't need to have any board experience or be an organic farmer or gardener. Prerequisites are that you care about the food system and have time and energy to offer NOFA-NH.

 

Application Process

If interested, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or contact our office at 603-224-5022.

We're looking for volunteers who:

  • Care about the environment, health and wellness, community advocacy

  • Are a skilled professional or farmer

  • Are interested in farming, gardening, cooking, food & drink

 

Learn more about our Board of Directors and Staff here.

 

Join One of Our Board Committees

 

We're always looking for passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to join our board committees! NOFA-NH has eight Board Committees made up of Board Members and volunteers. You do not need to be a Board Member to join, and meetings are currently being held virtually.

If interested, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or contact our office at 603-224-5022.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Meetings held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The DEI Committee advances diversity, equity and inclusion as critical to NOFA-NH’s mission and the well-being of our organization and the organic community we serve.

Finance

Meetings held on the 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

​The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for NOFA-NH, including budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting and the creation and monitoring of internal controls.

Fundraising & Marketing

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The Fundraising/Marketing Committee is responsible for the development and execution of a fundraising and marketing plan for NOFA-NH based on goals set by the committee and approved by the board. The Committee develops financial resources and implements fundraising activities so that NOFA-NH can increase awareness of the organization and its mission to potential financial contributors including stakeholders, legislators, policy makers and the general public.

Governance

Meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The Governance Committee develops and recommends to the Board a functional governance structure for NOFA-NH to increase effectiveness and efficiency. The committee also analyzes and recommends changes to current NOFA-NH governance structure.

Membership

Meetings held on the 4th Thursday of every month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The NOFA-NH Membership Committee establishes annual and long-term membership goals and develops annual and long-term plans and proposed budgets to reach these goals.

Outreach & Education

Meetings held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Education and Outreach Committee promotes awareness by: delivering ongoing educational opportunities that will enhance skills and knowledge in organic principles and practices for farming and gardening; increasing the understanding of the benefits and utility of organic methods including their long-term value to humanity and the environment at large; and analyzing and responding to the education needs of NOFA-NH’s members and the general public.

Policy

Meetings held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

The Public Policy Committee advocates and lobbies for laws, legal action and policies that promote the overall mission of NOFA-NH. The Committee works together with local, state and national organizations and governments to carry out its work. 

Quality Assurance

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of every month, 4:15 p.m.

The Quality Assurance Committee ensures continuity of quality and best practices through sound evaluation of products, services, programs and personnel including outcomes, goals, data analysis and resulting adjustments.  The QAC generates annual reports, annual member surveys, makes recommendations to NOFA NH Board and staff about programs and services, conducts employee annual reviews, and evaluates current products, services, programs and personnel.

 

Help with Bulk Order Pickup and Save 5% on Your Order!

 

Help us with organizing, distributing, and loading orders on Bulk Order pickup days! Bulk order volunteers receive 5% off of their bulk order purchase. Some roles require the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

 

Our 2021 Bulk Order has ended. Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form or contact our Bulk Order Coordinator at bulkorder@nofanh.org if you're interested in helping with this program in the future!

 

Help Create Exciting Educational Opportunities

NOFA-NH's Winter Conference Committee works throughout the year to plan our annual conference. Lead by our Program Coordinator, the committee and its many task teams plan the entire educational event, from location to speakers, sponsors, and local organic meals! 
 

You don't need to have any board experience or be an organic farmer or gardener. Prerequisites are that you care about the food system and have time and energy to offer NOFA-NH.

 

We look for volunteers who:

  • Care about the environment, health and wellness, community advocacy

  • Are a skilled professional or farmer

  • Are interested in farming, gardening, cooking, food & drink

 

Other Opportunities

 

Do you have time and energy to offer to NOFA-NH? Simply fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll be in touch with more information!

  • Winter Conference – setup, registration, kitchen, cleanup

  • Setup, greeting, check-in, or tabling at NOFA-NH events

  • Tabling at other educational, nonprofit, or NH food system events

  • Administrative work (mailings, printing/copying, data entry, organization)

  • Communications (writing, proofreading, social media, press releases)

  • Tech, IT Support