Get Involved


Volunteers are an important part of NUFFI’s work and there are lots of ways you can help!


We need farm volunteers ASAP for the new planting season – click here to apply and learn more.

No farming experience necessary! Volunteer with us throughout the season (May to November) at the Downing Park Urban Farm. Join our farm team in planting, weeding, watering and harvesting tons of delicious vegetables, which will all go on to feed the Newburgh community. Be sure to stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the minute changes.

We need volunteers for our Urban Farming Fair on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4pm at the Downing Park Urban Farm – 207 Carpenter Avenue – Newburgh NY. The Newburgh Urban Farming Fair is a free outdoor event celebrating urban gardening with exhibits, demonstrations, children’s’ activities, vendors food, raffles and family fun.

Click Here for our volunteer sign-up sheet and choose how you would like to help.


Have a professional skill you’d like to share? We also welcome volunteers with special skills like construction (carpentry, masonry, landscaping, tree work), office administration, photography & videography, technology & social media, and workshop & special events planning. We are so grateful for the individuals who wish to donate their time, talent and expertise to increase the impact of our efforts. If you’d like to volunteer a specific skill, please email us at


NUFFI loves to bring the community together with public events, like our Annual Fair and Seed Swap. Event Volunteers help in the weeks leading up to the event and on the day of, with duties ranging from organization to promoting, planning, and ensuring that everyone is having a good time! Enthusiastic Event Volunteers are vital for the success of our gatherings. No experience necessary!