Employment and Volunteer Opportunties
Each September we welcome a new group of volunteers. Our volunteers come to us from all over the world, creating diverse households in which we grow and learn from one another. These young people come to live and work with people with disabilities, learning practical skills with numerous applications.
They are valuable and indispensable members of the household, offering true friendship and significant support and care for our residents with disabilities. They may start each day with tooth brushing and end with a story. Time is taken to acknowledge the challenges and accomplishments of the day. Coworkers, we can't do it without you!
Coworkers are expected to work for one calendar year. They are provided with free room and board, six weeks of vacation and receive $200 per month to reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses.
Internships with additional pay are also available to US citizens with more experience.
To find out more about becoming a coworker or intern, please contact us!
We are growing our program. We welcome inquiries from people with experience in working with people with developmental disabilities or with interest in being trained to do so.
This is a demanding job, requiring good energy and a joyful outlook. Rewards are both specific and tangible but also immeasurable.
We wish to work with and energetically support people who:
Wish to share their life with people with developmental disabilities, and who relish the prospect of combining the daily realities and responsibilities of running a Crew in our Day Program as well as an active lifesharing household. Crews are based on farm work and food processing and meal preparation. The household will likely include three adults with developmental disabilities, two or three one-year volunteers and the Crew Leader.
Are able to work in a team that will include all members of the household, an administrator, a board of directors, and fellow members of the local lifesharing community.
Benefits for Crew Leaders include:
A deeply committed board ready to devote its time, its care and its ability to generate financial resources to support your work
A salaried compensation structure, medical insurance and, after two years of employment, retirement benefits
Large shared house, with part of the house for your exclusive use
Stipend for household expenses including food and utilities
Life in Great Barrington and a community of other lifesharing houses near-by
This opportunity is open to individuals or couples eager to share their lives with those who are disabled. Prior experience is a plus and references are required.
Please contact us at our administrative office through the Contact Us link at the top of this page. We look forward to speaking with you.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: High Spirit Community Farm, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, familial status or disability in its hiring.