Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NOFA-NY Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

NOFA-NY (NorthEastern Organic Farming Association - New York) has a busy late summer and fall season ahead and has a strong need for volunteers during this time. If you or someone you know is available for one of the below events, please contact Matt Robinson at matt@nofany.org or at 585-271-1979.

Community Outreach-NYC

NOFA-NY will be tabling to promote the organization and the NY Locavore Challenge at the following locations during August. Half day or full day volunteers are needed to assist at the table with a NOFA-NY staff person.

Friday, August 20th: Park Slope Food Coop
Saturday, August 21st: Grand Army Plaza Market-Brooklyn
Sunday, August 22nd: Carroll Gardens Market-Brooklyn
Monday, August 23rd: Union Square Market-Manhattan
Tuesday, August 24th: City Hall-Manhattan

*If you know of other market locations in different communities where you could help to promote NOFA-NY please let us know as well!

Captains for NY Locavore Challenge

To get the word out NOFA-NY is looking for Captains to help lead NY State in this challenge. Captains will be responsible for recruiting others to commit to the challenge and helping to distribute resources from NOFA-NY around the state. Find out what’s in it you – click here.

Ready to get started? Email info@nofany.org and express your interest now!

Potluck Hosts

On a single evening in September (Thursday, September 23rd) groups of people will gather over potlucks across the wide state of NY, from Niagara Falls to the tip of Long Island, breaking (local, organic) bread together.

NOFA-NY is hoping you will host a potluck for your friends, neighbors and community members. The statewide potluck is part of the NY Locavore Challenge, so each attendee to a potluck must be registered for one of the NY Locavore Challenges (Day, Week or Month).

If the host is another like-minded non-profit organization, you can also use this event to raise funds for your organization, and keep any funds collected in addition to the Locavore Challenge registration fees. The Day Challenge fee for members for NOFA-NY is $5, and for non-members is $7.

See more information here. Email your interest to lea@nofany.org to become a Potluck Host today!

Empire Farm Days

NOFA-NY at Empire Farm Days: Volunteers Needed for Tabling!

Dates: August 10-12, 2010
Location: Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY

Empire Farm Days is coming up next week, and NOFA-NY needs your help to spread the organic message! NOFA-NY will have a table set up in the Cornell Building, and we need your help to staff this table. Below is a list of times when we'll need help at the table. Please have a look at the list and then let us know when you can help out by contacting Matt Robinson at matt@nofany.org or by calling (585) 271-1979.

Tuesday: 9:00am – 11:45am, 11:30am – 2:15pm, and 2:00 – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday: 12:15pm – 4:00pm

For more information & directions to Empire Farm Days, visit their website.

Silent Auction Coordinator

Our 2011 Winter Conference is only 5 ½ months away, which means that it’s time to start thinking about the Silent Auction! NOFA-NY is looking for a volunteer to coordinate donations & bids for the Silent Auction. The Silent Auction Coordinator keeps track of donations prior to the conference, ensures that all items are delivered on time, and then tallies the bids to determine the Silent Auction winners. It’s a great way to contribute to the Winter Conference and help NOFA-NY raise money to support our programming! As a token of NOFA-NY’s thanks, the Silent Auction Coordinator will receive free registration to the entire conference. Please email Matt Robinson if you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity: matt@nofany.org.

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