Help at our non-profit and multi-faith community in Annapolis, California, USA

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  2022 

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    JOIN OUR TEAM!

    We are looking for compassionate, energetic, helpful people to join our wonderful crew. Our multi-faith community welcomes those who are seeking to grow spiritually or who are just looking to enjoy our quiet, beautiful farm. This part-time volunteer opportunity is a great fit for anyone who wants time and space for reflective contemplation. We prefer those who can commit to at least a three-month stay. We feel that the more time you spend here, the more you take away from the experience. Proof of covid vaccination required.

    We have two types of opportunities available for folks looking to spend time here. The first opportunity entails:

    - Cooking simple vegetarian meals
    - Assisting the caregiver of an elderly person who has mobility issues (no lifting or personal care involved)
    - Lite tidying and organizing
    - Jumping in to help with seasonal chores (picking blackberries, canning tomatoes and pasta sauce, bottling olive oil, making jams and jellies — don't worry, we'll teach you how!)

    The second opportunity involves helping our farm manager. The ideal helper will have experience on a farm and/or an eagerness to learn about farming a variety of organic produce. It would be useful to have past experience with lawn mowers, weed whackers, and power tools like chainsaws.

    If either of these opportunities sounds up your alley, we'd love to hear from you.

    WHO WE ARE: a CCOF-certified organic farm, but it is so much more. Founded in 1976, our farm is a small, independent multi-faith monastic community, located in beautiful northwestern Sonoma County. We are progressive and liberal and have friends on all spiritual paths and none. It is a 501c3 non-profit. Our back forest is designated "Forever Wild." All 91 acres of our land are protected by a Conservation Easement that ensures our property will be perpetually protected from overdevelopment and agribusiness.

    WHAT WE DO: Activities vary with the time of year. Spring means preparing gardens, starting greenhouse seeds, mowing olive fields. Throughout the summer we do extensive gardening, harvesting, canning, and preserving. In autumn there is olive harvest and pressing oil. Of course, there is always indoor work with maintenance or the office. Winter begins with our Christmas Faire and packaging wreaths for sale. Then it is time to prune the trees and the cycle starts again.
    At our farm we make award-winning Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from our CCOF certified olive groves. We raise fruits and vegetables and provide fresh produce for our Food Pantry, helping neighbors in need, along with running an "Honor Farmstand" for the community.

    As a multi-faith community, we welcome those who are interested in spiritual growth and experience, not doctrine or dogma. For some people, this will be a step along the way; for others it may be long-term association with us.
    **COVID-19: We invite only vaccinated workawayers to apply, as some residents here are quite vulnerable.**
    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We welcome 1 to 4 helpers at a time. Length of stay varies, but we typically ask for at least a two-month commitment. Usually helpers do 4-5 hours per day on weekdays. Helpers stay in a charming 1902 farmhouse with remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. They cook and eat on their own. We cannot accommodate children or pets. Our primary language is English; one of us understands Italian.

    OPPORTUNITY: We are in Annapolis, CA, just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. As our area lacks public transportation, having a car is helpful although not essential. We have a swimming pool. In addition to being near ocean beaches and the picturesque coastal town of Gualala, we are also not far from hiking trails in the Redwoods. We are 1.25 hours from Healdsburg and the popular Sonoma County wine country.

    If you wish to join us, please take a few minutes to answer these questions in an email, and we'll take it from there!
    1. Why you would like to Workaway here?
    2. When could you come, and how long would you like to stay?
    3. Would you please tell us more about yourself and what is going on in your life?
    4. If there is a spiritual component to your trip, what were some significant steps in your spiritual/religious/philosophical/etc. journey? (optional and kept confidential, of course)
    5. Do you have any experience with gardening, tree pruning, construction, or other trade skills?
    6. Can you handle solitude? There’s not much (any!) night life in this remote location, and we value the quiet nature of our home and farm.
    7. Will you be arriving by public transportation, or do you have a car?
    8. What is your age and birthday?
    9. Is there anything medical we should know about? Bee sting allergy, etc.

    Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. We really appreciate it!

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
    • Transportation – getting here. We are in the hamlet of Annapolis, in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean and near Sea Ranch and the village of Gualala. It’s a 1.25-hour drive from Healdsburg, north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101, and about a 3-hour drive from San Francisco and Berkeley. For those needing to use public transportation, there is a coastal bus service. Inquire with us to plan for details if you will not have a car.

    • Groceries. Workawayers receive $50/week for groceries, and fresh produce from the farm is available in season. All diets are welcome. There may be some basics in the farmhouse kitchen such as pasta, rice, oil, oats, salt, and pepper. On your way, stop in Petaluma (if you are driving up Hwy 1 along the coast) or Santa Rosa or Healdsburg (if you are arriving via Healdsburg and Skaggs Springs Rd.) for groceries. Gualala (10 miles north of the Annapolis Rd on Hwy 1) has two, small grocery stores.

    • Telephone and Internet. Verizon service works well; unfortunately there is no other service for cell phones. The land line is available if necessary. There is wifi.

    • Workawayers help 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

    • Types of tasks. There is always cleaning, painting, and maintenance. Typical farm tasks vary according to the season, and may include weeding, mulching, mowing, pruning, irrigation maintenance, harvesting and preserving.

    • Accommodations. Workawayers stay in our remodeled 1902 farmhouse, which is furnished with towels, bed linens, cooking utensils, etc. Bathrooms and kitchen are shared. The kitchen has a blender, coffee maker, toaster, and basic cooking utensils, as well as washer and dryer (bring your own laundry detergent). There is no television. The house atmosphere is quiet. Smoking is not allowed. We have a Zero Tolerance policy for sexual harassment.

    • Atmosphere & Free Time. This is a peaceful place where we respect nature and each other. Workawayers typically have afternoons free. Folks spend time in various ways: exploring coastal trails, doing yoga, cooking, strolling among the olive groves, reading under the redwood trees (we have a small collection of books available), playing board/card games, going down to the ocean or river, and watching the amazing sunsets. Sometimes Workawayers go in to the “bustling metropolis” of Gualala for a cup of coffee or dinner!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will experience peace and beauty in this quiet, contemplative setting. We are a multi-faith spiritual community where you can participate if you choose, and help on the land with time for reflection.

    We are progressive and liberal, not affiliated with any denomination. We have friends on all spiritual paths and none.

    We are in Annapolis, CA just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful northwestern Sonoma County. We are a non-profit corporation.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Please tell us all about yourself, then we will set up a video chat. The questions below are just a guide.

    If you wish to join us, please take a few minutes to answer these questions and we’ll take it from there!

    1. Why you would like to help us?
    2. When could you come, and how long would you like to stay?
    3. Would you please tell us more about yourself and what is going on in your life?
    4. If there is a spiritual component to your trip, what were some significant steps in your spiritual/religious/philosophical/etc. journey? (optional and kept confidential, of course)
    5. Do you have any experience with gardening, tree pruning, construction, or other trade skills?
    6. Do you have any experience in marketing, web design, social media, and or e-commerce?
    7. Can you handle solitude? There’s not much (any!) night life in this remote location, and we value the quiet nature of our home and farm.
    8. Will you be arriving by public transportation or do you have a car?
    9. What is your age and birthday?
    10. Is there anything medical we should know about? Bee sting allergy, etc.
    Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. We really appreciate it!


    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Transportation – getting here
    The community is in the hamlet of Annapolis, in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean and near Sea Ranch and the village of Gualala. It’s a 1.25 hour drive from Healdsburg, north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101, and about a 3 hour drive from San Francisco and Berkeley. For those needing to use public transportation, there is a coastal bus service. Inquire with us to plan for details if you will not have a car.

    Groceries:
    Workaway visitors receive $50/wk for groceries, and fresh produce from the farm is available in season. Otherwise, you need to bring whatever you will want to eat – meat, snacks, drinks, cereal, etc. All diets are welcome. There may be some basics in the farm house kitchen such as pasta, rice, oil, oats, salt and pepper.

    On your way here, stop in Petaluma (if you are driving up Hwy 1 along the coast) or Santa Rosa or Healdsburg (if you are arriving via Healdsburg and Skaggs Springs Rd.) for groceries. Gualala (10 miles north of the Annapolis Rd on Hwy 1) has two grocery stores, (although they tend to be more expensive.) However, they very kindly will cash your checks from us.

    Telephone and Internet:
    Verizon service works well ; unfortunately there is no AT&T/T-Mobile or other service for cell phones. The land line is available if necessary. There is wifi in the office for email communications, however our service can’t support video streaming, and is occasionally spotty.

    Hours:
    Workawayers help 4 hours per day, Monday- Friday. If you are willing/able to do extra hours and there is a need, Workawayers are paid $10/hr. (Different salary if hired for part time positions below.)

    Types of tasks:
    Typical tasks vary according to the season, and may include planting, weeding, mulching, mowing, composting, pruning, thinning, drip irrigation maintenance, harvesting and preserving. There may also be jobs such as cleaning, painting, or help with other maintenance around the property.

    Atmosphere & Free Time:
    This is a peaceful place where we respect nature and each other. Workawayers typically have their afternoons free. Folks spend their time in various ways: exploring coastal trails, hiking, running, doing yoga, cooking, strolling among the olive groves & exploring our beautiful property, reading under the redwood trees (we have a small collection of books available), playing board/card games, going down to the ocean or river, and watching the amazing sunsets. We also have a swimming pool that is open for use in the summer. The town of Gualala is about 25 minutes away.

    Sexual Harassment Policy:
    We have a Zero Tolerance policy for sexual harassment.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Italiano: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Workawayers stay in a remodeled 1902 farmhouse with 7 bedrooms. Couples or friends can share a room, but single rooms are also available. There is a shared kitchen and bathrooms. We provide a weekly stipend for groceries. Because there are so many unique diets, you will cook for yourself or with other guests in the farmhouse. You may also have food from our garden and food pantry. The house is furnished with towels & bed linens, and the kitchen has basic items such as blender, coffee maker, toaster and cooking utensils, as well as refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer (bring your own laundry detergent). There is no television. The house atmosphere is quiet.

    Smoking is not allowed.

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    We ask for about 4 hours a day, Mon. - Fri. If we are especially busy and you would like to help extra hours, we will pay you. On your time off you may hike in the redwoods, go to the Pacific ocean beaches just 7 miles away or enjoy our pool. You may want to go to San Francisco for the weekend. However, during the covid pandemic when you are within our "bubble", we ask you to remain on the property. Our guests are quiet and respectful. There is no nightlife or exciting social scene here. It is a remote area, ideal for nature lovers. We can offer only limited help with transportation. This is not a good place if you are looking for sight-seeing, cultural events, concerts, etc. It works well to have couples or friends come together so you will not be bored.

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    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    20 hrs a week

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