Steps to Becoming a Volunteer at MSU Tollgate Farm

Ready to Volunteer at MSU Tollgate Farm?

  • Contact one of our area leads to find out how your skills and interests match up with our various volunteer projects.
    • Garden volunteering, maple sugaring volunteering, farm operations and site maintenance volunteering, can contact Roy Prentice, MSU Tollgate Farm Manager, at
    • Agriculture and natural resources education volunteering and event volunteering can contact Ellen Koehler, MSU Tollgate Farm Education Coordinator, at
    • Agriculture and natural resources education volunteering can also contact Sara Mund, MSU Tollgate Farm Summer Camp Coordinator, at
    • Sustainable agriculture production volunteering can contact Darby Anderson, MSU Tollgate Farm Sustainable Agriculture Instructor, at
    • 4-H youth development volunteering can contact Debbie Morgan, Oakland County 4-H Program Coordinator, at
    • Administrative and office support volunteering or general inquires about volunteering can be directed to Carmen Hamilton at
  • All volunteers are required to complete the Michigan State University Volunteer Selection Process. This process helps to provide a safe volunteering and work environment for both adults and youth. Volunteers who are unsupervised or will work with youth must complete an application, background check, interview, and provide references. To learn more about this process, contact Carmen Hamilton at