Organic farm and life sharing community seeks helpers in Massachusetts, USA

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United States

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    22/11/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Current update August, 2020:

    Our community continues to be healthy, and there have been no active Covid-19 cases. We are adhering to all protocols and our residents and staff, and volunteers are work together in each of our homes, who are doing an amazing job of supporting our residents during this challenging time. We feel confident in welcoming volunteers now, and are glad to answer any questions and concerns you may have.
    Our mission is to partner with adults with diverse abilities to live healthy, self determined lives. We believe in the potential of every human to contribute and take pleasure in their productivity and relationships, independently of their abilities and disabilities.
    We share our lives with people with special needs and they with us.
    We are a household — a family — bound together by mutual respect, work and love.
    The most important thing in life is relationships. Everything else is how we put substance and value around those relationships.

    Located on an organic farm in rural Western Massachusetts, our organization is focused on whole food nutrition. Our day program features a weavery, life skills lessons, hikes, working in the garden, and picnics and cookouts at the farm and at our residences. For the present, we look forward again to visits to the gym, and participation in our greater community programs such as horseback riding and performing arts.

    Volunteers are important members of our team. In exchange for housing, food, and a $200/month stipend, our volunteers provide our residents compassionate care and companionship. We are eager to welcome new volunteers for another great year at the the Home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Because this program is a longer stay, volunteers get to really learn about our beautiful region of the county. They also have the chance to learn about organic foods, healthy lifestyles, and how to see the world from a new perspective. Also, volunteers have access to the free English classes offered at the local school.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Please be over 18 years old, with a driver's license and strong English skills. Also, we need people open to caring for people with intellectual disabilities. Patience and empathy are important skills in this work.
    our volunteers provide our residents compassionate care and companionship.
    Located on an organic farm in rural Western Massachusetts, our organization is focused on whole food nutrition.- some farm help

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedroom in a beautiful home. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner made from organic whole foods. Access to a car for personal use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are given 24 vacation days (when volunteering for 12 months) in addition to their 2 days off each week. These vacation days are often used to travel. The Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts has amazing music and arts entertainment. We are also very close to NYC and Boston for more fun. For quieter moments in time off, most folks enjoy visiting the gym, museums, and libraries. There are great options to explore here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 days a week - max 40 hours, paid


Host ref number: 362394121961