Gould Farm (Monterey and Boston)
UCC Volunteer Ministries' Twin Maps Project visits Gould Farm
Mission: Therapeutic community for adults with mental illness. www.gouldfarm.org
Volunteer Position: Community volunteer - Volunteers work directly with those who come for care and live in a community setting, participating in gardening, forestry, dairy and livestock care, cooking and kitchen responsibilities, reception, marketing, maintenance, recreation and residential support, roadside store and café, community health team, residential client services, administration, child care, and community coordination.
Period: September - August
Apply by: March 15
Housing: Volunteer group housing
Minimum Age: 19 years
Heifer International, Overlook Farm (Rutland)
Mission: Educates visitors about eliminating hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture. It is a working farm that markets products from its integrated woodlands, organic garden, and more than a dozen livestock enterprises. (www.heifer.org)
Volunteer Position: Visitor Center hosts, education department to conduct field trips and lead education sessions, or agriculture department volunteer to help with animal chores and garden work.
Period: 3-12 month placements throughout the year
Apply by: 3 months prior to requested start date
Housing: Group housing.
Minimum Age: 18 years
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