Current Volunteer Opportunities

As a community-based organization, we love working with a diverse group of passionate people.  If you don’t see an opportunity that suits you below, please contact us.  We can often find a fit for your skills, interests and time.

In order to apply to any of the positions below, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.


Seed Librarian


Know about seeds? Want to improve your seed saving knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals? Like working with and educating the public?


Seed librarians will be in charge of our Seed Library during events around Richmond from January to June, then November and December. They will educate the public on seed saving techniques, and why it is such a valuable skill to have. They will answer questions, give advice, and help individuals ‘sign-out’ seeds. Basic seed knowledge and/or gardening is preferred, but training will be provided. Library sessions will typically be 3 hours, twice per month, not including travel time. Access to a vehicle is preferred, as the Seed Library must be transported to location. Librarians will always work in groups of at least 2, so it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and expand your skills and knowledge about seeds, gardening and our greater ecosystem!


An application is in the works, we’ll be recruiting librarians for our 2019 season in December and January. Please check back soon!


Fruit Recovery Volunteers: Gleaning Captains


Love harvesting fruit? Great with supervising volunteers? Lead gleaning teams to pick fruit for donation.


Gleaning Captains will lead fruit picks. They will be responsible to pick up tools and equipment prior to the pick, orient and supervise the fruit gleaners, record fruit pick data, and deliver fruit to a community partner organization. The Gleaning Captain must have access to a vehicle that can accommodate 1-2 6ft ladders and be available to pick fruit 1-4 days each month from June to October. They will get to take home some fresh fruit for their efforts.


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Fruit Recovery Volunteers: Fruit Gleaners


Love harvesting fruit? Help us glean fruit for donations for the Richmond Food Bank. Volunteers will also receive an individual share of the harvest. 


Fruit Gleaners will help pick fruit from fruit trees throughout Richmond. They must be punctual and able to follow instructions given by their Gleaning Captain. They will also get to take home some fresh fruit for there efforts.


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Community Program Assistant


Are you passionate about food security?  Do you want to help enhance the wide range of food security programs RFSS offers?  Join our team and we’ll work to match projects with your skills and interests.

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