FSRF is a non-profit organization of farm volunteers who donate their time and energy to helping out at the farm.
Farm volunteers come in all ages, shapes, sizes, abilities, interests, and backgrounds. All have a love for the farm and a genuine interest in sharing the farm with the public.
Volunteers perform many tasks around the farm from feeding animals and cleaning stalls, to carpentry work, sewing, gardening, historical research, machine repair, cooking, leading tour groups and many others.
The group plants and harvests pumpkins every year and makes them available to the public. Donations from the annual pumpkin harvest provide funds that are used for special projects around the farm. FSRF also provides the funds to support this website and our Friend of Slate Run Farm Facebook page which are volunteer run.
If you too, love the farm and are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can visit the metro parks website volunteer page and fill out an application.
You can also pick up an application the next time you visit the farm. Just ask any of the farm staff or volunteers and they'll be happy to get you an application.
Once you send in the application, you'll be contacted and provided information about upcoming orientations.
Volunteer orientations are usually held regularly. You're welcome to attend the orientation to see if being a farm volunteer would be a good experience for you.
If you have questions or would like more information, you can email us at email@example.com