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MRC is a small organization with big dreams and could not meet our goals without the time and talents that volunteers contribute to the pursuit of our mission. Below are our current volunteer opportunities. Please fill out the form to express your interest in helping and you will hear from us soon!

We love to have groups volunteer at the farm! Interested in volunteering as a group? Fill out the corporate or group inquiry form here

Current MRC Volunteer Opportunities

  • NEW LEAF AGRICULTURE

    Farm Volunteer

    Each workday has different activities. Volunteers will work alongside refugee farmer apprentices to complete daily farm tasks.

    Activities:

    Volunteers will help with a variety of activities such as mulching, creating farm beds, weeding, planting, and more.

    Qualifications:

    Able to safely lift up to 50 pounds. Must be 14 years or older (if under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult).

    Available Shifts:

    Monday and Friday mornings 9:00am-12:00pm (occasional Saturday morning shifts)

    Location:

    New Leaf Farm, located 20 minutes east of Austin


    OPEN ARMS STUDIO

    ESL Conversation Partner

    Volunteers will support weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the Open Arms Studio.

    Activities:

    Volunteers will supplement the lesson plan by allowing refugees to practice their English language skills. Primary activity will be talking with class participants.

    Qualifications:

    A desire to help others. Openness to other cultures and ways of thinking. Ability to speak, read, and write English along with a basic knowledge of how English works. Coaching skills. A sense of fun.

    Available Shift:

    Tuesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm

    Location:

    Open Arms Studio, located in east Austin


    ALL PROGRAMS

    Event Volunteer

    Volunteers will help plan and implement events throughout the year, ranging from open houses to an annual fundraising event.

    Activities:

    Volunteers help on the event day with set-up, event activities, and clean-up. Volunteers may also choose to be involved in event planning.

    Qualifications:

    Enthusiasm for executing or planning events. Highly organized. Ability to tolerate heat during outside events.

    Available Shift:

    Several times a year

    Location:

    Various locations

    Only complete volunteer applications will be considered, so please fill out all the fields!