Spend your spring, summer and fall at the only farm in Central Massachusetts that donates all of the fresh produce it grows to support the hunger relief network in Worcester County! Work with a “growing” organization as they continue to improve operations and increase output. Learn the basics of large scale sustainable farming and volunteer organizing while you spend your summer outdoors working with a diverse group of staff and volunteers. Be part of the solution to hunger in Worcester County!
Our Seasonal Farm Staff employee will be responsible for assisting the Farm Supervisor in the daily operation of the farm. They will also work closely with Farm Interns, Team Leaders and other CHP Staff Members in welcoming, guiding and managing volunteer groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Specific tasks would include:
- Assist with daily set up and break down of farm operations
- Complete farm tasks as assigned by Farm Supervisor
- Lead diverse groups of volunteers to complete assigned farm tasks
- Assist with maintaining a positive volunteer experience for all who visit the farm
- Other tasks as needed
Qualified applicants will:
- Recognize the importance of CHP's mission and be willing to assume a role in furthering it
- Frequently need to lift farm equipment and/or produce weighing up to 50 pounds
- Work in outdoor weather conditions, farm operates in rain or shine
- Have the ability to operate small farm equipment including vehicle and mowers
- Work within a team or independently, be self-motivated, and have great attention to detail
- Have reliable transportation
**Flexible schedule based on seasonal task variation (Max. 25 hours/week 6-7 months). Schedule will be primarily morning hours with an occasional afternoon or Saturday morning shift required.
Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement. Through their volunteer farming, education, and leadership programs and partnerships, they bring thousands of community members together each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County. In 2014, thanks to over 9,800 volunteer visits, CHP grew nearly 270,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables, which were all donated through partnerships including the Worcester County Food Bank’s hunger relief network, Community Servings, and the Farm to Health Center Initiative. They provided 1.2 million servings of fresh produce for individuals and families in need our community who otherwise may not have had access. In 2015, CHP will operate at Brigham Hill Community Farm and White’s Farm in North Grafton, MA and at their newest property at Prospect Hill Farm in Harvard, MA. For more information about their programs and impact, please visit www.community-harvest.org.
To apply send resume via e-mail to Ken Dion, Operations Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org