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Full-time Residential Volunteer at Heifer Farm

Date Posted: 30-03-2015
Location: Rutland, MA, USA
Contact Person: Heather Packard - Operations and Volunteer Manager
Company/Business Name: Heifer Farm / Heifer International
Phone: 508-886-2221
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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 for 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 2015 OPENINGS
ASAP - August 16, 2015
2 Education Volunteers

Beginning April 14th
3 Education Volunteers

Beginning August 19th
11 Education Volunteers
5 Farmer Chef Volunteers
6 Farm Hand 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.

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.

Salary: Stipend of $196 per two week period

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