Intern or Volunteer – FairShare CSA Coalition

*We are currently hiring for a Development & Communications Coordinator. See the job posting for more information and application instructions.*

Intern with FairShare

Intern Application Information:  

Interns commit to a regular schedule for at least 3 months, depending on the position.  Intern positions are open to students and community members able to commit to a regular schedule for the duration of the internship.

Current Internship Opportunities: 

We do not currently have any internship opportunities available. Please check back in late summer for new opportunities.

Please contact with any questions.

Beth & Lauren, two of FairShare CSA Coalition’s former interns, both now operate their own farms.

FairShare’s interns play a critical role in our work.  You will become immersed in the local food movement through supporting FairShare’s outreach and education efforts, helping ensure that Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is accessible to all households and strengthening the community of family farmers in Southern Wisconsin.

“Connecting with people who put in the extra work to afford local food, the farmers who work to produce healthy food, and everyone involved in connecting growers and eaters at Fairshare was very inspiring.”
— Clare McKinley, Spring 2014 Intern

Through this internship program you are encouraged to attend relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings for increased awareness and networking opportunities. You will gain valuable community organizing experience and contribute to critical programs that work to build the strength and vitality of our local farms and to increase access to good, healthy food.

“I was able to learn about all aspects of working at a nonprofit that wears many hats.  I was able to see if I enjoy fundraising, event planning, communications, volunteer management, and many other things! I also appreciated how I was able to make projects my own and pitch an idea and run with it. My time as an intern at FairShare will be very valuable in my future work because it helped clarify what I am interested in pursuing and gave me a strong foundation of professional skills. ”
— Maggie Warren, Summer & Fall 2016 Intern


FairShare CSA Coalition has worked to support and connect Community Supported Agriculture farmers and eaters for more than 20 years. We simply could not do it without your help!

Volunteers at Bike the Barns are integral to making this big day a success! Photo credit: Light & Life Photography

In the spirit of building a healthy, engaged community, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to accomplish our work.  We all can do our part in building a strong local food system by supporting our local farmers and eating local food, and then sharing those experiences with others.  Grassroots organizing and efforts are an incredibly effective method of spreading the good word about community supported agriculture.

Ongoing & Periodic Volunteer Opportunities

To join our cadre of ongoing and periodic volunteers and help out with events, outreach, and other opportunities, complete the volunteer application below or contact us at or (608) 226-0300.

FairShare Board of Directors

FairShare periodically seeks those with a passion for CSA to join the board and help continue working to raise the bar on quality and accessibility of CSA shares in our region.  Learn More!

FairShare Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteer with FairShare CSA Coalition. Please tell us a little more about yourself and your volunteer interests.
  • Volunteer Information

  • Emergency Contact

  • Volunteer Interests

  • Availability

  • Volunteer Expectations & Waiver of Liability

    AS A FAIRSHARE VOLUNTEER YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO: • Be dependable, report on time and complete your assignment. • Notify coordinator/project lead in advance if unable to volunteer. • Respect the records you handle and all matters relating to FairShare members and staff as confidential. • Be willing to give the time, energy, and thought required to do a thorough job. • Respect and care for FairShare properties and equipment • Cooperate with and treat others with respect. • Have fun!
  • Liability Waiver & Assumption of Risk

    Volunteer expressly acknowledges that in performing any volunteer activities, certain activities may involve lifting or carrying of equipment up to 20 lbs, and other utensils and tools which may or may not be inherently dangerous and which are capable of causing property damage and/or bodily injury. Volunteer assumes full responsibility for any risk of property damage or bodily injury caused by, arising out of, or related to volunteer’s performance of any of the activities, except for injuries or damage caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of FairShare CSA Coalition and its respective officers, directors, members, employees, and staff. Volunteer covenants and agrees to release, waive and hold FairShare and the Board and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, and staff harmless from and against any and all property damage and bodily injury incurred or sustained by volunteers as a result of, arising out of, caused by, or relating in any way to Volunteer’s participation in, access to and/or use of any FairShare property for the purpose of performing any volunteer activities. Volunteer understand and acknowledges that volunteers’ participation in, access to, and/or any use of FairShare property for the purpose of performing any volunteer activities is expressly conditioned upon volunteer agreeing to these provisions as evidenced by volunteer’s signature below:
  • Thank you for volunteering with FairShare CSA Coalition. Your time is very valuable to our organization and is greatly appreciated!
FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition