Gould Farm offers an opportunity for volunteers from around the world to participate in the life of this special community through a full-time, extended term of service in residence at the Farm.
Volunteers participate in all aspects of the farm’s daily work. From tapping trees and making maple syrup, to making cheese from fresh milk, to working in the garden or preparing meals in our kitchen, or working in the bakery and cafe, our social enterprises...our shared work, strengths, talents and interests sustain a healthy community in which everyone can thrive.
Volunteers partner with staff work team leaders and clinicians to foster work based and community experiences that enable guests to strengthen their skills, competencies and confidence creating resiliency in work and social contexts. Vocational opportunities at Gould Farm help guests find strengths they didn’t know they had, experience new roles, learn new skills, gain job readiness, and build self-esteem.
The energy, vitality, and commitment of our volunteers provide a valuable contribution to our mission. Volunteers are immersed in the Gould Farm community working on the Residential, Garden, Forestry and Grounds, Farm and Kitchen teams, as well as in the Harvest Barn Bakery, Roadside Café, and at our transitional program in the Boston area.
Mature and caring individuals interested in living in a therapeutic community are encouraged to apply. Because Gould Farm values the strength of its community, we ask that volunteers commit to a year’s service. We provide our yearlong volunteers with room and board, health insurance, and a monthly living stipend. A few short-term internships are available throughout the year on a limited basis.
- Cooking / Catering
- Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 year
- Priority given to year-long candidates