Residential Volunteer Positions at Heifer Farm in Massachusetts

Heifer Farm Volunteer Positions

Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts - Full-time Residential Volunteer Position Description

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. There are open residential volunteer positions at Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts which has powerful global education programs inspiring visitors to take action. VOLUNTEERING WITH HEIFER CHANGES LIVES – INCLUDING YOURS!

PERKS:

Cost of Living Reimbursement Stipend of $196 per two-week stipend period;

On-site, communal-style housing provided;

Access to farm vehicles for local transportation;

Access to free health insurance through MassHealth if needed;

Heifer Gift Shop discount during term of active service.

TIME COMMITMENT: Specific time commitments vary by open positions listed below…

Current 2016 Openings

January 29 – August 21, 2016

Education Volunteers

Farmer Chef Volunteers

Farm Hand Volunteers

April 12 – December 16, 2016

Garden Volunteers

Education Volunteers

RESPONSIBILITIES: Vary by positions listed below and detailed full position descriptions are available upon request at heifer.farm@heifer.org

EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS lead tours, education activities & programs with mostly youth participants; Assist with daily livestock chores and periodically in the Visitor Center.

FARMER CHEF VOLUNTEERS assist part-time with meal preparation for program participants and part-time with gardening or livestock; Periodically lead education programs.

FARM HAND VOLUNTEERS assist in all farm work associated with livestock care, maintenance, construction, and janitorial; Periodically lead education programs.

GARDEN VOLUNTEERS assist with all aspects of gardening & crop production; Assist facilitating large groups of garden workers, mostly youth; Periodically lead education programs.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Must be at least 18 years of age by starting date of volunteer service;

Must pass background check;

Must be fluent in the English language and possess excellent verbal & written communication skills.

TO APPLY:

Contact Heather Packard, the Operations and Volunteer Manager at Heifer Farm at heifer.farm@heifer.org or call 508-886-2221.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/heifercenters

Webpage: www.heifer.org/farm

Blurb for Heifer Farm’s Residential Volunteer Program:

Training, housing and stipend of $196 per 2-weeks provided. Volunteers may assist with education, livestock, maintenance, gardens, food service, gift shop and/or office work but all volunteers are a part of helping to provide experiential education that inspires, challenges, and engages people. They enjoy working with people (including youth) from diverse backgrounds, are able to put in a good 40+ hour week including time outdoors in all types of weather and are willing to learn and help out however they can. 

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