VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
We accept a handful of volunteer interns per season who are ready to commit to at least three months of learning-by-doing at Wild Willow Farm and are ready to grow into budding new farmers and/or good food community advocates. This is an immersive program that provides a share in the farm bounty, free attendance to all Wild Willow classes and programming during the internshop, one-on-one mentorship with our farmers, and the opportunity to train as a tour guide and trip leader. You must apply at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the internship session to be considered (Monday, August 1st is the application deadline for the fall 2022 session).
Fall 2022: September 1 - November 30
Winter 2022: December 1 - February 28
Spring 2023: March 1 - May 31
Summer 2023: June 1 - August 31
2 to 3 days per week (min. 12 hrs/week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Saturday) including mandatory orientation Monday mornings for the first 4 weeks
Commitment to attending classes (most Saturdays and assist farm educators/leaders with setup and breakdown
Timely arrival and excellent communication skills, especially pertaining to schedule and/or schedule changes
Willingness to work hard and contribute to the team
Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility
Drive to learn about growing food and being an ecological steward
Desire to deepen your connection with your food and the land
Once accepted, this program is free. Additionally, farm school and all classes during your volunteer internship are offered at no charge in exchange for your dedication and commitment to this program.
For questions about the volunteer internship, please contact our Assistant Farm Manager, Cheyanne Piacenza.