Non-profit looking for help with summer camp and a conservation cemetery in south-central Washington State, USA

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are a non-profit land trust organization that runs: summer camps and other outdoor education programs, a natural-burial conservation cemetery, and a conservation program that manages 1,138 acres of pine/oak forest and grassland on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge in south central Washington state. The ranch is also home to a community of people and animals year-round. There are currently six full-time residents at the ranch, a couple staff members that live off-site, and always other wonderful guests, volunteers, and program participants coming and going.

    ***COVID updates and protocols:
    We are not running summer camp or traditional programs but *are* running low-density, physically-distanced family camps through our programming season. Volunteers and staff are assigned to "households" after a quarantine period for bathroom and kitchen access (typically 2-4 people in any one household), and no one shares indoor spaces with people outside of their household. For projects, everyone is expected to physically distance and wear a mask whenever we need to get within 6 feet of each other. Everyone wears a mask around their necks for easy on-off accessibility.

    What we do:
    • Run 8 weeks of summer camp in the summer and host numerous other field trips and retreats for children and adults (spring, summer, and fall)
    • Manage our 20-acre, natural-burial, conservation cemetery
    • Care for many animals - we share the land with about 20 horses, a flock of chickens and pigeons, a herd of goats, seasonal pigs, several cats, and a few dogs. (Not to mention all the wildlife!)
    • Lots of gardening (April-October) – we produce a lot of food!
    • Forestry (November-March) – wildfire-fuels reduction and forest health management, designed to be fire-wise and climate-resilient
    • Conservation projects, including invasive species removal, native plantings, etc.
    • Live off-grid, and manage the off-grid systems
    • Various ranch projects, including building and fixing things, fencing and unfencing, trail maintenance, moving objects from place to place, and cleaning… so much cleaning.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hausarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Unterrichten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    General homesteading skills, animal care, help with kids, living with off-grid systems, gardening and landscaping, conservation practices like invasive species ID and forest health basics... Other possibilities (but not guarantees) also include chainsaw safety and skills, driving a tractor, occasional horse rides or horse connection time, driving a stick shift, power tools, etc.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Volunteers have the opportunity to come as a general ranch volunteer, or to focus their service in our garden, forestry project, or lodge-keeping (although *everyone* gets pulled into various kinds of general tasks and chores, and volunteers should always expect to be involved in our programs at least a little bit).

    • Garden Intern (April-October) – all the garden tasks! Starting plants from seed, transplanting into the greenhouse and garden, irrigation, thinning, weeding (so much weeding), harvesting, etc.

    • Forestry Intern (November-March) – thinning our dryland forests to promote forest health and fire-wise landscapes; felling trees, limbing branches, pulling brush, cutting firewood, burn piles, etc.

    • Lodgekeeping (Year-Round) – keeping our beautiful community space looking sharp! Basic household chores, occasional deep cleaning, beautification, watering the house plants, keeping the wood stove lit, laundry, cooking, hosting guests, etc.

    • General Ranch Volunteer (Year-Round) – construction, animal care, cleaning and organizing, cutting firewood, fencing, occasional garden projects, and everything else under the sun that keeps us running smoothly year-round.

    • Cemetery Intern (Year-Round) – help prepare grave places, support burials, host tours and visits, and tend grave places

    We aim to have two volunteers at a time, and ask that folks stay at least a month. Volunteers will be directly supervised by Michelle Sager, our volunteer/conservation/garden coordinator – and volunteers will often work alongside other amazing staff members as well, depending on need and interest.

    Qualifications for a volunteer are:
    • Genuine interest in ranch life and sustainable living
    • The physical capacity to help in all types of weather and lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to receive directions and work collaboratively, and also to work independently and be self-motivated to take initiative
    • Willingness to engage in non-violent communication practice as part of the team
    • Experience or education in permaculture, horticulture, farming, gardening, forestry, outdoor/environmental education, or community living is a bonus!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Volunteers will be provided with either a room in the lodge or a trailer. There is also plenty of room to camp if that is preferred. We provide all basic food. During programs, meals are shared, but during the off-season most meals are cook-for-yourself. There are also 1,138 acres to explore!

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are located outside of Goldendale, WA – a small, rural town with a population of around 3,000 - a 2.5 hour drive from Portland, OR. We are on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge, which has vast trails, rivers and waterfalls galore, and extremely interesting climate variations. It’s beautiful here!

    A note about the horses: we love to take our volunteers out on the trail when time and weather / ground conditions allow, but this may only be a couple times per month. Riding possibilities can be limited by conditions and program demands of the horses. But there are other ways to connect with horses that we may be able to facilitate as well.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    25 hours a week




Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 633332583585