To assist farmworkers with disabilities in everyday farm tasks, including planting, harvesting, composting, weeding, pest management, and some CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and Farmer’s Market staffing, while keeping a positive attitude and maintaining a healthy and inclusive work environment.
A minimum of 12 weeks between April 2019 and November 2019, with availability between 8a.m. to 4p.m., Monday through Friday. There is some flexibility in the schedule, but we have found that interns who volunteer five days get a more well-rounded experience at Red Wiggler. Preference will be given to applicants who can volunteer for more than 12 weeks. Great for college and graduate students!
Skill Set Required
Interest in working with youth and adults with developmental disabilities Interest in sustainable agriculture Able to keep a positive attitude! Able to work in a team as well as independently Dependable Comfortable working with volunteer groups Able to perform demanding physical labor Ready to work outdoors in all weather
Training: No prior farm experience or knowledge is necessary, only a desire to learn and a proactive attitude. Red Wiggler Staff and Growers will provide training in areas of organic vegetable farming, including: Seed-starting, planting, weeding, irrigating, organic pest management, organic nutrient management, use and care of hand tools, record-keeping, harvesting, and post-harvest distribution.
Spring (Feb - May), Summer (Jun - Aug), Fall (Sep - Dec)
Hours per week:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yes, $390.00/month, weekly vegetables stipend
May 31, 2019
Resume, Cover Letter
Submit letter of interest and resume to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include examples of experiences that demonstrate your ability to work with diverse populations and why you would like to become a part of the Red Wiggler community.
In addition to hands-on training and education, we participate in the Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) programs. Interns are strongly encouraged to participate these gatherings which provide learning and networking opportunities with area farmers and educators. We also offer monthly on-farm seminars on topics of interns’ choosing. Opportunities are available for interns to work on an independent project, with the help of Red Wiggler staff and grower(s). This project would be designed to benefit both the intern and Red Wiggler.