Get Involved


  • Due to current NYS COVID-19 requirements, we are no longer scheduling any public volunteer days.  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Application Form, and email us at: 

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


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.


Have a professional skill you’d like to share? We also welcome volunteers with special skills like construction, 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.


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!

To join our team of incredible volunteers, fill out our Volunteer Application or sign-up here directly here.