“Short-Term Volunteer” and “WWOOF” Programs

(“Thru-Hiker” Program has been resumed.)

We are NOW accepting applications for immediate start,  Spring-Summer 2024. 

“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 learning a lot and getting a very real, true taste of farm life while contributing their hard work to the efforts of the farm .

We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and members of any communities underrepresented in organic farming to apply.

Participants get an intense, quick immersion into farm life, work and issues. They are required to work (as applicable) 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 hosts 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 STVs or WWOOFers are interested in a longer (3-6 month) stay, they should apply as Seasonal Interns.

To Apply

Email (with “Short Term Volunteer” in the subject line, to dom “at” mooninthepond.org) your request with specifics and your personal information. Please include abbreviated versions of the application requirements for Seasonal Interns.   Please NOTE: All applications require resume and references.  Thanks!

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