Volunteering at NOFA/Mass

As an educational non-profit organization, we welcome short- or long-term volunteers, interns, work study students, and anyone looking to share their skills. 

Since NOFA/Mass started, many hundreds of volunteers have reached out to us to offer their time, skills and resources. Your gift of service, whether you have a lot of time or a little, is valuable and makes a difference. 

See our list of current internship opportunities here. 

Other ways to volunteer with NOFA/Mass: 

  • Serve on one of our standing board committees. Meetings happen virtually monthly or bimonthly (Application here): 
    • Development
    • Personnel
    • Board Development
    • Education
    • Finance
    • Strategic Planning
    • Communications
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Policy
  • Serve on our Conference Committees, or provide specific short-term help around the time of the conferences. 
  • Work as a focused work study volunteer. In the past we have had skilled volunteers help with: 
    • Promotion and publicity for conferences 
    • Designing databases for the Bulk Order 
    • Research on a specific topic like urban chicken laws, community gardens, etc.  
  • Volunteer to make phone calls to past attendees of the Summer or Winter Conferences reminding them of upcoming events. 
  • Provide specific skills such as lawyering, logo design, communications advice, etc. 
  • Serve as a member of the NOFA/Mass Board of Directors– Application here.
  • Offer a workshop at your farm or garden, or at a NOFA Conference. 
  • Attend outreach events on NOFA’s behalf and/or be a conduit to get NOFA literature into appropriate local outlets like college campuses, food coops, libraries, etc.

If you’re interested in volunteering, interning or doing a work study position with us through your university, see details here.

Questions? Contact NOFA/Mass Executive Director Jocelyn Langer by email jocelyn@nofamass.org or phone (413) 561-0852‬ to discuss your ideas. 

Remember, NOFA was started by volunteers like yourself; it’s what builds community!