Farm Educators

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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!

TIME COMMITMENT: August 24, 2016 thru fall and January 25, 2017 thru summer

PERKS:
• On-site, communal housing provided
• Stipend of ~$400 / month
• Gain knowledge and skills in education program facilitation, farming, cooking, and international development
• Access to farm vehicles for local transportation
• Seasonal farm veggies, as available
• Access to free health insurance through MassHealth
• Heifer Gift Shop discount

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/heifercenters
Webpage: www.heifer.org/volunteer

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter including your dates of availability to heifer.farm@heifer.org

Responsibilities

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

• GLOBAL EDUCATORS lead tours, education activities & programs with mostly youth participants; Assist with daily livestock chores and periodically in the Visitor Center.
• FARMER CHEF EDUCATORS assist part-time with meal preparation for program participants and part-time with gardening or livestock; Periodically lead education programs.
• FARM HAND EDUCATORS assist in all farm work associated with livestock care, maintenance, construction, and janitorial; Periodically lead education programs.
• GARDEN EDUCATORS assist with all aspects of gardening & crop production; Assist facilitating large groups of garden workers, mostly youth; Periodically lead education programs.

Requirements

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.

Skills

Required - English language skills
Preferred - Teaching, Group Facilitation, Farming, Sustainable Agriculture, Communication Skills, International Travel

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