How You Can Help
There are many ways you can support farmworkers, such as supporting Vecinos by making monthly donations, subscribing to our newsletter for our latest updates and following us on Facebook and Instagram! You or your organization can donate hygiene kits for newly arrived farmworkers. These kits are made up of items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, soap, athlete’s foot cream, floss and other hygiene tools.
Another great and easy way is to buy products from farmworker friendly companies. The Fair Food Program is a “partnership among farmers, farmworkers and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions.” Some of these companies include Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Subway, Burger King, McDonald’s and more. To learn more, please visit: https://www.fairfoodprogram.org
Become an advocate for farmworker rights either by voicing your support to your local government officials and Congresspeople for legislative reform on immigration. You can also become a Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) intern to promote justice in the agricultural system. To learn more, please visit: https://saf-unite.org/
Donations from individuals go into our unrestricted funds and are often the funds we use to help our local families when they are going through hard times. Your dollars can help a family get on their feet again after an unexpected fire, after a week of sick kids and doctor bills, or after a natural disaster, for example. Your donation goes so far for a family in need and we wouldn’t be able to provide all the services that we do if we didn’t have your support, so, in advance, thank you.
We offer competitive, paid internships for summer and fall semesters for Western Carolina University students. Depending on interests and qualifications, the internship is flexible in assignment and language requirements.
We also offer flexible, unpaid internships throughout the year and are willing to work with you to fulfill needed class credit or specific job experience.
We are not accepting new volunteers at this point. Please check back in January 2021 for volunteer opportunities.