How to Begin in the Field of Good Food

Interested in working in, volunteering in, or studying the field of good food?

 Good Food Jobs  and Idealist  are both job websites that connect people to meaningful jobs that they can feel good about. While Good Food Jobs focuses more on U.S. -based jobs in the food world, Idealist links more to international positions that “do good”. If you are interested in the field of good food, I also highly recommend subscribing to the Good Food Jobs Newsletter, as they send weekly updates about things going on in the food world as well as lovely tidbits.

Food Corps is an organization that places service members in different communities with the mission to help kids connect to healthy food in school. Usually a term of service runs throughout a year and there are placements across the US. Foodcorps is part of the Americorps service network, where you can also search for meaningful volunteer positions across the US, and can even find some in the realm of agriculture/food. I myself served as an Americorps VISTA service member in Washington State at a local non-profit.

WWOOF, or Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms links willing volunteers with organic farms all around the world. Volunteers typically work in exchange for room and board, as well as an incredible experience. Though I personally have never WWOOFed, I know many people who have and say it is a life-changing experience.