Volunteer Opportunities

Members of SEED are able to receive two priority points for their involvement in the club. Details about this are explained on the Priority Point Information page. In order to receive both of these two points, members must partake in at least one community service activity. Some examples are listed below on this page, but more volunteer opportunities will present themselves as the semester continues!

The Fall Farmer's Market 

One of the easiest ways to receive our community service priority point is by by volunteering with SEED at the farmer's market, running every Thursday from 10:30am to 1:00pm until October 31st.

If you're interested in volunteering, you can do any of the following:

  • Meet with a few of the SEED executive board members in front of the Hancock Center around 10:15 in the morning before the market begins and assist the vendors in setting up their tents, tables, and merchandise. You also get the first pick of all of the delicious fruits, baked goods, and ice cream that the vendors supply!
  • Or, volunteers can help "break down" the market, by assisting vendors with packing up their tents, tables and leftover merchandise around 1:00 in the afternoon.

Keep in mind that you do not have to do all of these things if you don't want to. Volunteers may choose to either help set up the market or help "break down" the market. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the farmer's market, sign up on the Google Doc posted on our Facebook page or send a quick email to MaristSEED@gmail.com explaining when you wish to volunteer, along with your name and Marist CWID number.

Other Opportunities

Fern Tor Cleanup

Throughout the semester, SEED will sponsor cleanups of Fern Tor, Marist's very own nature preserve situated at the north end of campus. Sadly, Fern Tor is the victim of occasional litter and other pollution, so we sponsor these cleanups to clear Fern Tor of this trash and restore it to its beautiful natural state. Listen at our meetings for upcoming cleanups and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more information. 

Fern Tor on a Marist map

From Marist library archives:

Fern Tor is the 13 acre estate acquired by Marist College in 1997. The estate, at the campus's northern boundary, is a quiet retreat rich with trees, wild flowers, herbs, shrubs, wildlife and several ecological habitats. It is graced by a Hudson River view and 800 feet of shoreline. The land remained undeveloped until 1861 when Thomas Newbold purchased it for the site of his family's home. By the 1880s Newbold had constructed a mansion with a southern vista of the Hudson River, a summerhouse, formal gardens, greenhouses, a man-made pond, and a carriage house. Frederick Newbold inherited the estate from his father, and Frederick named the property Fern Tor after its ferns and rocky hills. The next generation of Newbolds sold the property to the Way family, who transformed the carriage house into their home and eventually sold the parcel to Marist. The foundations are all that remain of the mansion, which marked the highest point on the Marist campus.

Now environmental science and non-science majors are benifitting greatly from Fern Tor. Previously only science majors could go on the field trips necessary to make field observations, because travel and access were too difficult to arrange for large classes of non-science majors. Now any Marist student can walk to this undisturbed area to use it as an ecological lab or to just enjoy the peace and quiet.


SEED's Event Calendar is updated regularly, and new information is still being added for Spring 2015

Meetings are twice a month and will be posted at least a week prior to the meetings.

Our Facebook page has the most up-to-date information on events and we encourage interaction on the event pages.
Check out Past Events to see what we did in previous weeks.


Executive Board


Mia Ridgeway

Vice President

Kristyn Van Allen

Director of Programming

Anna Heard  


Haley Collins

Director of Public Relations

Grace Maeda