Farmworkers suffer from the highest rate of toxic chemical injuries and skin disorders of any workers in the country, as well as significant rates of eye injuries.
The following organizations can conduct educational presentations about their work based on availability. Those that also conduct camp visits to meet with farmworkers are noted. Please follow the link to contact each organization directly.
- East Coast Migrant Head Start Program
- Episcopal Farmworker Ministry *camp visits, alternative spring breaks/service programs, volunteer opportunities
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee *camp visits to help people learn about the Reynolds Tobacco campaign
- Legal Aid-Witness for Justice program *volunteer opportunities to visit labor camps and share Know Your Rights information with workers
- NC Council of Churches
- NC Farmworker Health Program *presentations and camp visits through health sites
- NC Farmworkers' Project *camp visits if visitors volunteer or have an activity or meeting to conduct with workers.
- NC Field *camp visits
- Toxic Free North Carolina
You may also want to check out the NC Farmworker Institute Speaker Bureau. Designed as a statewide network and directory of professionals and advocates available for trainings and presentations, the NC Farmworker Institute Speakers Bureau is a great resource for churches, schools, civic groups who want to learn about farmworkers.