3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


Stratford has a wonderful team of volunteers!!
Come! Join our team!!

NOW is the time to get involved!
MEET new friends and HELP in the mission and vision of Stratford!
PLEASE, share our volunteer opportunities with family, friends and others!

  • Many volunteer tasks can be tailored to fit your schedule.
  • Weekly volunteers receive a 50% discount on produce as well as 10% on Stratford’s products.
  • Training is provided for all volunteer opportunities.

For additional information or questions, contact:
Jane Walsh, 740-363-2548 or jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

Spring Volunteer Opportunities!

Stratford has a wonderful team of volunteers who are active and involved!

  • Farm & Nature Guides
  • Office/Front Desk Assistants
  • Special Events Crews
  • Garden & Greenhouse Helpers
  • Farmer’s Helpers
  • Invasive Species Management Teams
  • Fund Raising/Friend Raising
  • Outreach Volunteers

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Volunteer Opportunities

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*Spring Farm & Nature Guides Farm & Nature Spring Field Trips are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. If you love nature and children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. No experience necessary. We will train you!

*Front Desk & Office Assistants:  Needed weekdays and Saturdays – Spend a few hours a week assisting with office duties and welcoming visitors to Stratford.  This is a great opportunity to learn all about Stratford and help on the farm!  Stratford has openings 9am-5pm on weekdays and Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

*Special Events Crews:  Stratford hosts several special events each year, including; Enchanted Evening, Harvest Fair, Maple Sugar Breakfast, and our Honey Bee Festival.  You can get involved in many ways, from planning, to set up and take down, working the event and more.

*Garden & Greenhouse Helpers:  Help water, weed and harvest all the produce in our gardens and greenhouses.  Garden workdays are every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm starting April 1st.  At the heart of it all, our volunteer efforts, helps support our children’s programs and the community through fresh harvest donated to PIN of Delaware.

*Farmer’s Helper:  Being a Farmer’s Helper may include preparing and maintaining the fields, animal chores, carpentry, fence building, and other farm maintenance and upkeep.

 *Invasive Species Management Teams:  Removing invasive species is a constant endeavor here at Stratford.  Identification, location and proper removal is key to the 95 acres of our Nature Preserve.  But, it goes beyond the preserve, because having native foliage is healthier for the land, the farm animals as well as the other animal species that live and dine from the 236 acres at Stratford.  Fall, winter and early spring are key to eradicating the invasive species.

*Outreach Volunteers:  A terrific opportunity to network and promote Stratford programs. A knowledge of Stratford’s history, vision, mission, programs, events and more is a requirement of this opportunity.

*Fund Raising/Friend Raising:  We are looking for volunteers who wish to assist in a number of ways in our development efforts for Stratford.