(“Thru-Hiker” Program has been resumed for 2022.)
We are NOW accepting applications for immediate start, Summer-Fall 2023. All applicants must be fully vaccinated.
“Short Term Volunteers and WWOOFers” (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and “Thru-Hiker” programs are provided for people who have limited time to participate in farm activities but are interested in contributing their efforts to the work of the farm while learning a lot and getting a very real, true taste of farm life.
Participants get an intense, quick immersion into farm life, work and issues. They are required to work side-by-side with “Full-Year Apprentices” and Interns in their normal daily activities. (And they are sometimes asked to work on their own.)
The “Thru-Hiker” program is set up to host Appalachian Trail Hikers who, on their trek between Maine and Georgia, can check out a day or three of farm life, eat well and get a change of pace from the hike.
“Short-Term Volunteers” (STVs), “WWOOFers” and “Thru-Hikers” all need to be prepared for the very physical, outdoor labor that farm work generally includes, while being willing to participate in whatever chore the farm day’s requirements present. (see “Apprentice” and “Internship” listings)
Schedules, length of participation, and times will be negotiated according to the time and commitment a volunteer has to offer and are subject to the need and space availability on the farm. STVs may participate ‘full-time’ for a week or two (or more), similar to WWOOFers, or may set up a schedule for a certain number of hours spread over a longer period (e.g.: 8 hrs./week through the summer). If WWOOFers are interested in a longer (3-6 month +) stay, they should apply as Seasonal Interns.
Email (with “Short Term Volunteer” in the subject line, to dom “at” mooninthepond.org) your WWOOF/volunteer requests with specifics and your personal information. Please include abbreviated versions of the application requirements for Seasonal Interns. Thanks!